By Paul Newman for the Daily Mail
Published: 16:57 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 20:27 BST, 10 September 2020
Eoin Morgan wants England to forget about the spectacular hitting that inspired their incredible World Cup victory last year and instead learn to win ugly.
The England captain leads his side into their one-day series against Australia at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday banking on conditions that will promote pragmatism rather than pyrotechnics.
That way, Morgan believes, England will be better prepared for the low, slow pitches they will need to conquer if they are to win both next year's Twenty20 World Cup in India and then the 50-over version they will defend on the sub-continent in 2023.
Captain Eoin Morgan wants England to be better prepared for the low, slow pitches
England: Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan (captain), Buttler (keeper), Billings, Moeen, Woakes, Rashid, Archer, Wood.
Australia: Warner, Finch (captain), Smith, Labuschagne, Maxwell, M Marsh, Carey (keeper), Cummins, Starc, Zampa, Hazlewood.
'It's a huge benefit playing at Old Trafford, particularly if we have the wicket I think we're going to play on which will hopefully be slow and take a lot of turn,' said Morgan ahead of the first of three 50-over matches that complete the men's bio-secure international summer.
'That's the sort of pitch we will face in India and it will expose us in areas where we need to get better.
'Over the last four and a half years we have had to wait to play at Cardiff or Old Trafford or go away on