England v India: Eoin Morgan mystified by poor form

England Twenty20 skipper Eoin Morgan
Morgan has been working hard to improve his all-round game
Twenty20 international: England v India
Venue: Edgbaston Date: Sunday, 7 September Start time: 15:00 BST
Coverage: Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave, via BBC Sport website & app, and BBC iPlayer Radio app; live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app
Prior to the men's game, England women take on South Africa in a T20 international starting at 10:30 BST. There will be Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave, via BBC Sport website & app, and BBC iPlayer Radio app
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England Twenty20 skipper Eoin Morgan is at a loss to explain his poor form this summer ahead of his team's match against India at Edgbaston on Sunday.

Morgan has scored 198 runs in 10 one-day international innings since he returned from injury in March.

"I've worked incredibly hard this year on my game, and I have been light on runs," said Morgan. "I can't pinpoint exactly where it's going wrong."

Surrey batsman Jason Roy will make his debut against India.

Roy, 24, was the leading T20 Blast run-scorer with 677 at an average of 48.35 and a strike-rate of almost 160.

The South Africa-born Roy, who played for England Lions in this summer's triangular series against Sri Lanka A and New Zealand A, made his first-class debut for Surrey in 2010.

Morgan's international Twenty20 career
Matches: 49 Innings: 48 Runs: 1,076 Top score: 85 not out Average: 28.31 Strike rate: 128.40 Fours: 99 Sixes: 37 Catches: 21

But Yorkshire bowler Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the one-off match, which concludes England's summer fixtures, with a shoulder injury.

The match comes on the back of a 3-1 ODI series defeat to India - with England winning the final game at Headingley on Friday, a match that saw Joe Root score 113.

"We didn't compete in the first three ODI games we played against India," added Morgan. "They are a very strong side and didn't let us play - all credit to them.

"But for us to stand up on Friday, and for Joe Root to put in the extremely skilful performance that he did - in difficult circumstances and given the situation when he came in - it was exceptional.

"Guys can take a lot of confidence from that."

And Morgan backed Alastair Cook, who has been England's one-day captain since 2011 but is under pressure with former captain Michael Vaughan among those who claim he should step down.

"Cooky has been exceptional this summer," said Morgan.

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"He's been under the pump quite a lot - and in challenging times in English cricket at the moment, he's come out really well.

"He's been outstanding dealing with it. I have every confidence in him."

Before the men's game, England women take on South Africa in a Twenty20 international which starts at 10:30 BST.

Charlotte Edwards' team won the first two matches of the three-games series by nine wickets and 42 runs.

England T20 squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wk), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), James Tredwell (Kent), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).

India T20 squad: Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Umesh Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sanju Samson (wk), Karn Sharma.

Umpires: I Gould and T Robinson

Third umpire: R Bailey

Match referee: R Madugalle (SL)

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