Morgan blames pitch for England calamity

England have been on the receiving end of a number of trolls on social media after their humiliating loss against Pakistan in the first semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy on Wednesday.England skipper Eoin Morgan said that his team didn’t adapt to conditions, coming from Edgbaston to a used wicket.”I said after the loss to India if we play good cricket, definitely we will win this tournament”.”I think all the three games [against South Africa, Sri Lanka and England] are the best games when I was captain”. We did prepare like we were going to play on a used wicket.He added: “Having watched the game against Sri Lanka, we actually didn’t think it was that bad”.England, previously the only unbeaten team left in the eight-strong one-day worldwide tournament and huge favourites to defeat Pakistan, were bowled out for just 211 in Cardiff on Wednesday.In contrast, Pakistan thrived on a pitch – controlled by the International Cricket Council – which offered very little pace or bounce as they ruthlessly dispatched tournament favourites England with 77 balls to spare.”They adjusted to the conditions extremely well”.Pacer Shoaib Akhtar tweeted: “Well done green caps you guys done it style by winning so easily keep going 1 more game to go.Proud of you Pak team”.England have never won a major ODI trophy despite appearing in 19 global events at this level since the inaugural World Cup back in 1975.”We’ve got a long way to go until we reach the level we want to get to and a level I believe we’re good enough to get to”.”Going into this game knowing that we were going to play on a used wicket potentially brought Pakistan’s game closer to their home”.Hasan picked up his third consecutive three-wicket haul to stun England in their semi-final on Wednesday and move to the top of the tournament’s wicket-taking list with 10 wickets at 17.Their chase was spearheaded by Fakhar Zaman (57) and Azhar Ali (76), who laid a solid foundation by sharing a 118-run opening stand.”Our bowlers probably tried to chase the wickets too much and served up too many half-volleys”.Pakistan has pulled up a surprising yet a convincing win against the powerful England team upsetting the home crowd.For of the English batsmen got starts with Joe Root (46), Jonny Bairstow (43), Ben Stokes (34) and Eoin Morgan (33), but all failed to convert their starts into big scores. “But they utilised the conditions well”, added the captain.Talking about India rematch in the final, he said, “Both teams (India and Bangladesh) are playing well, so we will play whoever gets through”.