England analysts send coded information to captain Eoin Morgan during the third T20I against South Africa
England whitewashed South Africa in a three-match T20I series on Tuesday. David Malan Jos Buttler smashed an unbeaten 99, while Jose Butler scored 67 and did not give the hosts any chance to chase the total score of 192 runs. Malan’s exceptional form for England in the shortest format has been talked about for some time, but to some extent after this game.
An interesting incident took place during the batting innings of South Africa which broke the eyes of many people. England analyst Nathan Lemon was seen sending a coded information from the dressing room to captain Eoin Morgan during the match. A series of letters and numbers were hung from the visitors’ balcony. The information was a combination of a letter and a number (for example: 4E).
Speaking after the match about the same, Jos Buttler called it an experiment to describe the captain’s match in between. Interestingly, England called it a ‘live information resource’, with even Butler revealing that Morgan and Nathan have been working on it for a long time.
“This is a little help, a suggestion and what the match is up to.” Eoin and Nathan work closely on the analysis. This is just a small experiment. Eoin is one of the best captains in the world, a brilliant, effortless captain, and there is a good balance going on, ”he was told by the BBC.
Captain can be chosen to ignore information
In addition, it has also been reported that England approved the use of communications with match referees and anti-corruption officials. The team spokesperson clarified that the codes are not accompanied by any kind of information and that final decision-making is ultimately done on the field.
“Numbers and letters are intended as a living informational resource that the captain can use or ignore at will. They are not orders or instructions, and all decision-making takes place on the field, ”he said.
However, the former England cricketer Michael von Not too impressed with it and took to Twitter to express himself. “The signal sent from the balcony to the analyst on the pitch !!!!” The world has officially gone crazy !!! “His tweet read.
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 1 December 2020