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Champions Trophy 2017: Roy Will Definitely Play, Says Morgan

Bayliss's men suffered a seven-wicket loss at Lord's on Monday in their final one-day global before they launch the Champions Trophy against Bangladesh across London at the Oval on Thursday.

Earlier, England won the toss and elected to field.

The England and Wales Cricket Board, which will apply for an injury replacement, confirmed on Friday morning that the key seamer will play no further part in the two-and-a-half week tournament.

The century also came when he tapped Ali for a single to complete it off 124 balls.

Captain Eoin Morgan, who smashed an unbeaten 75, was all praise for Root, who remained unbeaten on 133. "He'll definitely play", Morgan said.

Woakes' injury was the latest in a series of issues undermining England's previously settled Champions Trophy squad.

A qualifying round was held where the four lowest ranked teams would play each other in a round-robin format with the top two teams qualifying for the main tournament. The English team is determined to set the record straight, taking on the responsibility to host the eight-team championship again, after staging it successfully from a spectator's point of view in 2013.

The only disappointment in an otherwise impressive England innings was when opener Jason Roy fell for one on his Surrey home ground.

"The former Ireland batsman added: "We didn't play too aggressively €" a lot of our shots were defensive €" so a lot of credit goes to South Africa". It has been a game-changer for limited-overs cricket.

Insisting that his players have had always benefitted from IPL, Strauss said that he took the decision to send them keeping in mind their preceding mediocre performances in white-ball cricket. "And yes of course you worry about anyone who is out of runs".

Bangladesh did not waste a good start and their top and middle-order batsmen contributed well for the cause.

Meanwhile Bayliss reckoned there was little to be gained from asking Roy to rein himself in.

"You know, 84 obviously doesn't look good", said Mortaza.

"The other thing also, is that we have some exciting youngsters like Mustafizur and Sabbir Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, those players are also in our side". That should install the Proteas as the outright favorites but it's been a long and painful trophy drought since winning their only piece of ICC silverware at the inaugural Champions Trophy in 1998: Four semifinal defeats in the Champions Trophy to go alongside four semifinal losses in the Cricket World Cups.

Playing as an occasional wicket keeper for the South African cricket team, de Villiers is commonly considered as one of the best fielders in present day worldwide cricket.



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