Eoin Morgan will look to lead England to yet another ODI series win © Getty Images
Eoin Morgan will look to lead England to yet another ODI series win © Getty Images

After a convincing win over Sri Lanka, England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan hopes that the team can carry their momentum on into the One-Day International (ODI) series, which begins on Tuesday. England have also recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Jonathan Bairstow for the ODI series after his stellar show in the Test series, where he won the man of the series award. Morgan led England in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016, where they lost in the final against West Indies. One of their key players Ben Stokes will not be available for the ODI series due to injury, which will be a huge blow for the hosts. Full Scorecard: England vs Sri Lanka 2016, 1st ODI at Nottingham

“It’s an unbelievable start. Cookie [Test captain Alastair Cook] hands the baton over to me and hopefully I don’t let him down,” Morgan told reporters on Monday. “Confidence is a big thing, and it’s crucial to build on that confidence we’ve had going forward,” according to cricket.com.auREAD: Eoin Morgan: Test cricket not my priority as of now

Morgan admits that the absence of Stokes is a big blow. “It does affect us because Ben bats at five, doing both roles very well,” he added. “We don’t have an answer to back up at the moment, but it does create an opportunity for someone else.” READ: We must applaud England’s magnificent show of character in T20 World Cup 2016

Sri Lanka will be without their paceman Shaminda Eranga, who was recently banned from bowling in international cricket for illegal action. But organ believes that the Sri Lankan team will be a threat in the shorter format. “They [Sri Lanka] have found it tough work since they came here, but ODI cricket comes more naturally to them,” he said. “They are ranked above us, so we won’t take them for granted and we are looking to ourselves to build and put performances in.”