World Cup 2019: Morgan expects Bangladesh clash to be difficult

Eoin Morgan says England will not panic as it attempts to get its World Cup campaign back on track against Bangladesh following the defeat against Pakistan.

Eoin Morgan said England won't change its aggressive approach against Bangladesh.   -  Getty Images

Eoin Morgan says England will not panic as it attempts to get its World Cup campaign back on track against Bangladesh following the chastening defeat against Pakistan.

The host started its bid to win its first-ever World Cup with a comprehensive 104-run victory against South Africa before it stumbled in its second game, losing by 14 runs.

Captain Morgan said England would not change its aggressive approach in Saturday's match in Cardiff.

England's tactics has been fearless, especially from its powerful batsmen and they are also aggressive as a bowling unit, boasting the pace of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood.

“All we talked about is sticking to what we do well, looking at our strengths,” he said in his pre-match press conference in the Welsh capital on Friday.

“Previous to the tournament starting we talked about losing games -- how would we react? What would we counter that with?

“Everything comes back to focusing on ourselves, how we win games of cricket and get the best out of ourselves.”

England rotated its attack at Trent Bridge, bringing in Wood for Liam Plunkett.

Conditions are expected to be more seamer-friendly in Wales, meaning Plunkett could return in place of a spinner.

“We'll see another day where the wicket is under covers,” Morgan said. “The pitches here have been a bit greener and more seamer-friendly so that's a potential (option), yeah.”

Bangladesh, who have beaten England at the past two World Cups, are in a similar position to England, having followed a win over South Africa with a loss to New Zealand

“It is going to be a difficult game, they're a good side. I think people underestimate them but we certainly don't,” Morgan said.

“Their senior players especially have played a lot of games, more so than our senior players. They are a threat but hopefully we can play well and overcome it.”