In the 3rd T20I of England and South Africa, It has been clearly shown in the television coverage that England’s analyst, Nathan Leamon, giving signals from the dressing room to Eoin Morgan to help make better decisions on the field during the match.
According to the ESPNcricinfo, Leamon placed white cards at the front of the players’ balcony and it displayed a combination of numbers and letters. With the help of this trick, Nathan Leamon was trying to help Eoin Morgan’s decision for bowling combination as per the game situation.
Talking with ESPNCricinfo, Eoin Morgan said, “Captains are different. You get captains that really enjoy the title, the power, and the accolades that go with it, and then you have other captains that continue to be pushed and want to learn for the benefit of the team.”
“For me, this is a system that we’re going to use to try and help myself and the other leaders in the side, to take the emotion of the decision-making on the field and compare that to the hard data that is continuing to feed data into us, and the guys off the field,” He added.
He further said, “There weren’t many decisions that varied: I think there were three in the first game, two in the second game, and a couple in the third. It’s nice to know that the majority of the decisions that, Jos and the bowlers on the field were making actually replicate what we feel is right in the game. 100 percent, it’s within the spirit of the game.”
“There’s nothing untoward about it. It’s about maximizing the information that we’re taking in, and measuring it against things like coaches’ recommendations, the data, what’s going on. We’re definitely going to continue with it, and give it enough of a sample size to see if it makes a difference to, or improves, our decision-making on the field or our performance,” He stated.
Eoin Morgan said, “There has always been constant communication — verbal or physical — from the changing room to us on the field to help improve my decisions as captain and Jos’s decisions as vice-captain, to try and correlate the feeling of the flow of the game and what we think are the right decisions [with] the data that we’ve already researched coming into the game.”
“It’s something we’ve used a lot pre-game, and are experimenting with during the game. Now in order to try and see if we can improve our performance on the field. We’re always looking to improve our performance as a team, and certainly me as captain. I want to get the best out of our players in order to get the best out of our team,” said Eoin morgan.