World Cup 2019: Jason Roy intimidates opposition, says Eoin Morgan after Bangladesh win

first_imgCaptain Eoin Morgan called compatriot Jason Roy an intimidating batsman to play against after the England opener hammered a characteristic 121-ball 153 to guide his side to a 106-run victory over Bangladesh, who knocked them out of the 2015 World Cup.Put in, England posted 386 for 6–their highest ever World Cup score-as Jason Roy purred into life, smashing 14 boundaries and 5 sixes to get his 9th ODI hundred and also the Player of the Match award at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, on Saturday.With the mammoth total, England also broke Australia’s 12-year-old record for the most number of successive 300-plus totals as they posted their 7th straight 300-plus ODI total.As the England batsman did a perfect job with the bat, the bowlers outshone in their department to all out Bangladesh for 280 in 48.5 overs with Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer finishing with the figures of 3/23 and 3/29 respectively.”The two boys at the top (openers) laid a solid platform as Jason (Roy) managed to get a significant score. It’s great to see. He’s very intimidating to play against and the impact he has against oppositions is significant,” Eoin Morgan said in a post match interview.”There’s something always that sides will throw at us. Whether it’s spin, swing, whatever – we are prepared. With Archer, Wood, Woakes, Stokes in the bowling, it’s outstanding. They’re wonderful to captain and today was no different.”England were toppled by Pakistan in their previous game but the they bounced back strong to register second win of the tournament.advertisement”I think more positives to take out from the game today. We took a lot of positives from the last game against Pakistan too. We knew we needed to improve in order to win against Bangladesh and we were outstanding with the bat,” Morgan said.Batting first, Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar departed cheaply but Shakib played a classy knock of 121, which included 12 boundaries and a six, from 119 balls. However, once Shakib left the crease, Bangladesh failed to keep their wickets together and handed a massive victory to England.Also Seelast_img read more

Man Utd target Umtiti pens new Barcelona deal

first_imgTransfers Umtiti dispels Man United rumours with new Barcelona contract Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:12 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Samuel Umtiti Barcelona Getty Transfers Barcelona Primera División The France international defender has committed his future to the Catalan side by extending his link with the club up to 2023 Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has banished reports of a move to Manchester United by signing a five-year contract extension at Camp Nou.Umtiti joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2016, and quickly established himself as a cornerstone of the Catalans’ backline. His talents have not gone unnoticed, with United boss Jose Mourinho an apparent admirer as he looks to rebuild the Red Devils defence this summer.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now But in the face of transfer speculation the France international has opted to commit himself to the Blaugrana until 2023. “Barcelona and the player Samuel Umtiti have reached an agreement for the renewal of a contract that will bind both parties for the next five seasons,” Barca signalled in a statement released on Sunday. “The act of signing will take place Monday, at 10 a.m. in the Camp Nou, and later the player will speak to the media. “A great piece of news for the Barcelona fans, Samuel Umtiti will continue to wear the Cule shirt until 2023.”Umtiti has racked up 83 appearances for Barca in all competitions to date, scoring two goals. In his debut season he lifted the Copa del Rey, a feat he repeated in 2017-18 along with La Liga as Barcelona completed a domestic double in Spain.last_img read more