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England captain Eoin Morgan has admitted that his bowlers have been below par in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 so far and is looking to shake up the bowling attack. The English bowlers have had a disappointing run in the tournament, having conceded more than 400 runs in two games, something which is not acceptable in the T20 format.
England have had a mixed tournament so far, losing their opening game to West Indies by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai while winning a thrilling second game against South Africa by two wickets. Both these matches have seen the bowlers leak runs, something which Morgan is concerned about.
"I wasn't happy with the bowling against South Africa, absolutely not. We did well to drag their score back to 229 which doesn't say a great deal about it, but there are always areas where we can improve and that is one," said Morgan, as quoted by DailyStar.
"Moving from Mumbai to Delhi will improve the margin for error given the former is a bowlers graveyard-if you miss your yorker by half a foot it disappears into the crowd."
"But we need to adapt as quickly in Delhi. It's more short and straight with lower bounce, so it might mean we bowl a bit shorter or play an extra spinner, we assess the conditions when we see the pitch."
England are scheduled to play Afghanistan in their third game in New Delhi on 23 March (Wednesday). The pitch is expected to be on the slower side and assist slow bowlers, which means uncapped spinner Liam Dawson might get a game.
Dawson's inclusion in the England's squad for the World Cup came as a surprise to many, considering that coach Trevor Bayliss admitted he had never seen the Hampshire bowler play a competitive match.