SHOWS: SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 13, 2019) (ICC - NO RESALES) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND CAPTAIN EOIN MORGAN, ON PLAYER AVAILABILITY, SAYING: (Q: "Is Jos Buttler fully fit?") "Jos is fully fit.
Mark Wood is going to have a fitness test in the morning.
Nothing too serious.
He pulled up a little bit sore from the game in Cardiff so he is the only concern at the moment." (Q: "What is the nature of his soreness, injury?") "His ankle is a little bit sore, I think." (Q: "So you think you will maybe rest him as a precaution?") "It depends.
We haven't bowled pretty much for two days, or he hasn't bowled, so he will have to see how he bowls in the morning and if it is still sore, we probably won't take a risk." (Q: "In terms of Jos, is he good to keep as well?") "Yes, he's fully fit." (Q: "Moeen Ali comes back in?") "Yes, great news obviously.
Mo's wife gave birth to a baby girl, all healthy and well so it's great to see him back." 2.
WHITE FLASH 3.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND CAPTAIN EOIN MORGAN, ON WEST INDIES OPPOSITION, SAYING: "They are a strong outfit.
We expect the exact same tomorrow.
They are explosive with the bat and a different challenge with the ball.
A lot of their seamers are quite tall and look to hit the wicket and obviously the majority of the time they only play one spinner, so that is going to be the challenge here." STORY: England captain Eoin Morgan said wicketkeeper and star batsman Jos Buttler is fully fit for the game against West Indies on Friday (June 14) after receiving heavy bruising to his right hip during the game against Bangladesh on Saturday.
Morgan said fast bowler Mark Wood would undergo a fitness test for his ankle ahead of the match before his availability would be known while confirming the return of spin bowler Moeen Ali after his wife gave birth to a daughter.
The England captain complimented his team's next opponents, calling them 'explosive'.