Richard Gleeson scalped three crucial wickets for his side during the second T20I match.

Richard Gleeson. (Photo by Gareth Copley – ECB/ECB via Getty Images)

England’s newest discovery Richard Gleeson made a fine debut against Team India during the second T20I match held at Edgbaston, Birmingham on July 9 (Saturday). The right-arm pacer scalped three big wickets of skipper Rohit Sharma, the wicket-taker of Rishabh Pant and former captain Virat Kohli in his quota of four overs. He was very economical and also conceded only 15 runs in those 24 deliveries.

Meanwhile, the former England cricketer and World Cup captain Eoin Morgan praised Gleeson for his bowling during the second T20I encounter. He also highlighted the fact that Gleeson looks like a good prospect and the England squad should prepare him for the 2023 World Cup in India.

Richard Gleeson’s debut was excellent: Eoin Morgan

“Gleeson’s debut was excellent. England can add another name to that small list of players who can contribute at international level. He comes with a reputation of being great at the end of the innings for his county in different forms but he came here and hit the length hard and fast and dismissed Kohli, Pant and Sharma,” Morgan told Sky Sports.

“It was extraordinary. This is a huge find for England cricket and one they can build towards the next World Cup and possibly the next 50-over World Cup [in India] next year,” he said of Gleeson’s prospect of getting a long run in the World Cup season.

Despite Gleeson’s valiant efforts with the ball, Team India won the match by a comfortable margin. Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja played a handy knock as the Men in Blue reached the 170-run mark in the allotted 20 overs. In response, veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar wreaked havoc with the new ball, scalping opener Jason Roy and skipper Jos Buttler.

The Three Lions were never able to recover from the early jolts they faced as the rest of the Indian bowling line-up also contributed decently. The Men in Blue will look to extend their dominance during the final T20I on Sunday, July 10.

‘This is huge find for English cricket’ – Eoin Morgan praises Richard Gleeson for splendid debut against India

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