Eoin Morgan says England will be ready for one-day series against India

Last Updated: 05/01/13 3:56pm

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Eoin Morgan: Sure England will be preapred to face India in the five-match one-day series

Eoin Morgan: Sure England will be preapred to face India in the five-match one-day series

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Eoin Morgan is sure England will be fully prepared for their one-day series against India as they get ready for their first warm-up match on Sunday.

While England only touched down in Delhi on Thursday following a welcome Christmas break at home, most of the squad have spent plenty of time in India already this winter.

"It's the start of a new year after the successful year we had in 2012. There are a lot of foundations already set so it's a matter of building on that."
Eoin Morgan

Morgan believes the 50-over side, who take on India A in a warm-up game on Sunday, will be ready to go when the five-match series against their hosts gets underway in Rajkot on January 11.

"It's the start of a new year after the successful year we had in 2012. There are a lot of foundations already set so it's a matter of building on that," he said.

"The majority of our preparation has already been done pre-Christmas.

"Many of us have been here with the Test squad since the 24th or 25th of October and some of the guys who weren't spent three weeks here before Christmas too for the Twenty20 series.

"Over the next few days we'll just be doing top-ups in different areas of our games. We are prepared.

"We've seen in past series how important that is - like the 2010/11 Ashes where we were there three or four weeks prior to the first game. It has done us good in the Test and Twenty20 matches and hopefully it will in the one-dayers too."

England's new limited-overs coach Ashley Giles is in charge for the first time and has a couple of selection issues to ponder.

Somerset's Jos Buttler and Yorkshire's Joe Root appear to be battling for one place in the top six, while the variations of Jade Dernbach and the pace of Stuart Meaker offer different options for the final pace-bowling spot.

Giles must also decide whether to leave Ian Bell at opener or restore Kevin Pietersen, back in the 50-over set-up after reversing his retirement, alongside skipper Alastair Cook at the head of the innings.

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