Morgan hopes ODI runs help regain Test place

London: England player Eoin Morgan has said that he believes that big scores during the one-day international series against Australia can get him back a place in the Test squad for the return Ashes series.

According to, the Irish cricketer will lead England at Headingley on Friday in the first of five ODIs in the absence of rested captain Alastair Cook , and will pick up from where he left off in Dublin on Tuesday, when an inspiring century helped to lead his side to a six-wicket victory against Ireland.

Stating that he is taking every innings currently as an opportunity to score big runs and to prove what he is capable of doing, the left-handed batsman said that he would be happy if it led to an Ashes call-up for him in November.

Although Morgan has not played Test cricket since being dropped following England`s 3-0 series defeat against Pakistan in the UAE 18 months ago, he however, is hoping that one-day runs can help him get back into the Test team as it was the primary reason he got selected for the Test side in the first place.

Morgan, who has been restricted to just two first-class matches for Middlesex this summer with injury and his involvement in the Indian Premier League, hinted that Kevin Pietersen could be moved up the order in the Headingley ODI with Cook and Ian Bell rested.


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