Morgan backs England to learn from shocking loss against Scotland

Morgan backs England to learn from shocking loss against Scotland

Morgan backs England to learn from shocking loss against Scotland

Captain Kyle Coetzer and Matthew Cross put on a 103-run opening stand for Scotland, which was their first ever century stand against England.

The 2019 World Cup hosts have just a few days to recover from a stunning one-day global defeat before they face title-holders Australia in the first of a five-match series at The Oval on Wednesday.

This was an embarrassing reverse for 2019 World Cup hosts England ahead of their upcoming five-match home ODI series against Australia and a reminder of how Eoin Morgan's side have been undone in one-off games, such as last year's Champions Trophy semi-final loss to eventual winners Pakistan in Cardiff.

"We didn't play anywhere near to our best", said Morgan. Whether it's Namibia, Papua New Guinea, the Dutch or the number one team in the world, we want to extend our skills and push them to what is required to win games against the very best.

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Captain Steve Smith and deputy Warner were banned for a year over the ball-tampering incident in March's third Test against South Africa that shamed Australian cricket.

New Australia coach Justin Langer has vowed his team will respect the line between banter and abuse in the series against England.

Australia: Tim Paine (capt, wk), Aaron Finch, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D'Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye.

"To have the No.1 team in the world here, and the energy from the crowd, to set a total like that, what a game", he said.

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"We can speculate as much as we like, but the proof is in the actions". Even in this new era of toned-down sledging from Australia, it would be a surprise if England's stumble in Edinburgh wasn't given the occasional mention when the two sides meet.

"We play our cricket pretty hard, positively, aggressively, so we'll continue to do that".

"Dave is the best one-day and T20 batsman of the past decade so he's perfectly placed to join our coverage for the United Kingdom series", Nine's director of sport Tom Malone told cricket.com.au.

Scotland players celebrate their win against England at Edinburgh on Sunday.

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"It's no good losing the lesson and the game, you've got to take something from it", he added.

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