Morgan may solely make 4 runs at Lord’s on Tuesday as his aspect succumbed to a 64-run defeat to rivals Australia.
England’s skipper produced a record-breaking century in final week’s win over Afghanistan however failed in opposition to Australia, top-edging quick bowler Mitchell Starc to deep effective leg early into his innings.
Pietersen felt Morgan seemed ‘scared’ when dealing with Starc and stated he had not seen a captain ‘show such a weakness for a while’..
‘Oh no, Eoin Morgan looked scared! That is a horror sign,’ Pietersen tweeted, earlier than including: ‘The England captain stepping to sq. leg when Starc made me suppose England may have an issue.
‘I hope not, but I’ve not seen a captain present such a weak point for some time.’
When Pietersen’s feedback had been learn again to Morgan following England’s defeat to Australia, he stated: ‘Really? Excellent.’
Requested whether or not he agreed with Pietersen, Morgan responded: ‘No, no. It didn’t really feel like that in any respect.’
The England captain stepping to sq. leg when Starc bowled his first supply to him made me suppose England may have just a little downside over the subsequent week or so.
I hope not, however I’ve not seen a captain present such a weak point for some time…
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) June 25, 2019
Morgan’s aspect had been bowled out for 221 on Tuesday, with solely Ben Stokes (89) providing any type of resistance as Jason Behrendoorff claimed a five-wicket haul and Mitchell Starc took 4 wickets.
That was after Australia had posted 285-7, with captain Aaron Finch scoring a 115-ball century and mixing with David Warner (53) to placed on 123 for the primary wicket.
England now want to safe no less than one victory of their two remaining group matches – in opposition to India and New Zealand – to safe a semi-final place.
Defending champions Australia, in the meantime, have change into the primary crew to guide their place within the knockout levels. They may very well be joined by New Zealand on Wednesday if the unbeaten Kiwis beat Pakistan.