Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

England Debuts in Store for Hotshots

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

England Debuts in Store for Hotshots

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ENGLAND captain Eoin Morgan is hoping his new stars can grasp the opportunity to shine in the three-match Twenty20 series against South Africa.

Both sides will head into tonight's opener at the Ageas Bowl on the back of Champions Trophy disappointment.

But with several regulars rested, England will look to show their nous in the game's shortest form.

Morgan can call upon five uncapped players in Hampshire, with Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Mason Crane, Tom Curran and Craig Overton all hoping for a chance to impress.

Asked for the one thing he was looking for in the series, Morgan replied: "I'd like to see some of the younger guys come in and take their chance.

"Throughout the last couple of years we have had opportunities that have come up and we had some very good players take them.

"Jonny Bairstow is a great example of that and has always scored runs every time he has come in, and to grow even more strength in depth in the squad I think we need to see even more guys come in and take chances like that. …

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