James Anderson: 'Eoin Morgan will be key at World Cup'

Eoin Morgan in action for England against Australia.
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James Anderson is certain that Eoin Morgan will be key if England are to enjoy success in one-day internationals over the next few months.

England bowler James Anderson has claimed that Eoin Morgan is certain to play a key role if the team are to achieve success in one-day internationals over the next few months.

Alastair Cook's side will tour Sri Lanka to exclusively play limited-overs cricket this winter, before turning their attentions to next year's World Cup with a tri-series against Australia and India prior to the series. Anderson believes that Morgan will be a big factor despite his recent troubles on the international stage.

"He's going to be a huge player for us in the one day series in Sri Lanka and on to the World Cup," the 32-year-old stated during a commentary stint with Sky Sports.

"He's one of the most talented players I've played with and he's one of those match winners you need, especially in a big competition like the World Cup, and we're hoping for him to do well."

England will name their squad for the tour of Sri Lanka on Wednesday afternoon.

England's Joe Root gestures to the crowd as he walks off having lost his wicket for 113 during the fifth one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and India at Headingley in Leeds, northern England, on September 5, 2014
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