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Strauss expects Morgan to return as England ODI captain for India tour

Eoin Morgan. Credit: PA

England boss Andrew Strauss expects Eoin Morgan to captain the one-day side in India despite withdrawing from the Bangladesh tour because of his security fears.

Morgan led England to seven wins from 10 ODI matches this summer but, along with fellow batsman Alex Hales, he will be absent from the Bangladesh trip in October.

Strauss says the call to miss out on Bangladesh will not be held against the pair, and he expects Morgan to resume his leadership role on the tour of India in November.

"Right from the start we said there are not going to be any recriminations," England and Wales Cricket Board director Strauss told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme.

"It's not like these guys are going to be black-listed and their names will not be put forward for selection. They absolutely will be.

"Both have done outstanding jobs for England over the last 12 months, especially Eoin Morgan whose captaining has been sensational.

"Of course, we can't give any guarantees because the situation might change on the ground in Bangladesh.

"Someone might come in and do unbelievably well, but the intention is for Eoin to come back in as captain and Alex will be in the mix for selection as well."



England beat Pakistan in third Test at Edgbaston

England now lead the series 2-1. Credit: PA

England will take an unassailable 2-1 lead to The Oval for next week's final Investec Test after wrapping up a 141-run victory over Pakistan at Edgbaston.

Hometown hero Chris Woakes and Steven Finn provided the telling surge, with four wickets for one run between them just before tea, as England bowled the tourists out for 201.

They were completing an improbable fightback, having conceded a 103-run first-innings deficit, and did so ultimately with 13.1 overs to spare - despite the determination of young opener Sami Aslam (70) and then the late sting of an improbable 50 stand between numbers 10 and 11 Sohail Khan and Rahat Ali.

England declare to set Pakistan 343 to win third Test

England declared on 445 for six at Edgbaston. Credit: PA

England set Pakistan a ground-record Test run chase of 343 after declaring on 445 for six at Edgbaston.

The hosts hit 31 runs, for the loss of Jonny Bairstow, in four overs before Alastair Cook called time - leaving his team a minimum 84 overs to bowl Pakistan out and go 2-1 up with one more Test to play in this Investec series.

Bairstow (83) and Moeen Ali (86no) resumed in sunny conditions, and were in a predictable hurry to continue the previous evening's run spree.

Moeen hit Yasir Shah's third and fourth deliveries for leg-side sixes of increasing brutality. Then a mere four followed from the fifth ball, in an opening over which cost 20 runs.

Bairstow's chances of a fourth Test hundred ended swiftly, though, when Sohail Khan had him lbw on DRS - after he aimed to leg and missed, ending the sixth-wicket stand at 152.

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