Barrovian Liam Livingstone and other players on the England side's fringes could put themselves in the frame for a squad place at the World Cup, according to Eoin Morgan.

Morgan dismissed any notion of England's one-day international series against India being an anti-climax as he challenged those on the periphery of the white-ball sides to use the experience to push their T20 World Cup claims.

A lot of attention has been on the Test and T20 assignments of a seven-week tour which will conclude on Sunday after the last of three ODIs in a series where Jofra Archer, Joe Root and Chris Woakes are high-profile absentees.

Livingstone may come into the reckoning in Pune this week, alongside the likes of Moeen Ali, Sam Billings and Reece Topley, and Morgan insists the matches will be a useful exercise.

Asked whether those on the margins can put themselves in the frame for a squad place at the World Cup, Morgan replied: "Absolutely. Given the squads are very similar, we see both skill sets as very valuable.

"Playing any international cricket is a huge opportunity for guys who have been here on the fringes and not made selection so far. We see the 50-over format between the two T20 World Cups as a building block for our squad.

"It has been an extremely productive tour so far. The biggest picture is always the World Cup in both white-ball formats. You don't always have to win every series in order to win a World Cup.

"You continuously need to get better, need to be tested as a side, need to fail."