The World Cup-winning English limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan feels that he needs more time to take the final decision on his international captaincy.
Just one month ago, the former Irish cricketer led the England cricket team to win their maiden Cricket World Cup trophy. Under his leadership, the hosts England won the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 after playing some great cricket.
Eoin Morgan is one of the greatest captains in world cricket history. His impressive leadership helped the English side to grow up in the limited-overs cricket. Ahead of that CWC 2019 victory, England achieved many great limited-overs successes under his captaincy.
He led the English side in the ICC World T20 2016 where England just missed to win that trophy. England were very close to winning their second World T20 trophy but the Caribbean cricketer Carlos Brathwaite’s incredible last-over batting in the final forced them to finish as the runners-up.
However, Morgan’s England never stopped to make progress. In May 2018, Morgan’s England climbed up to the top position of the ICC ODI rankings. Since then, they have maintained that position for almost every time.
During the CWC 2019, Morgan suffered a back injury during the round-robin stage game against Windies. Since then, he played that remaining tournament with that injury.
I need more time to think – Eoin Morgan about his English limited-overs captaincy
Morgan wants to observe his recovery process from this injury before taking his final call about English captaincy. When he was asked if he would remain as captain of the English side during the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, Morgan gave this view. Though he wants to lead this side in the next ICC T20 World Cup, he can’t assure this now.
On Friday (16th August), Morgan told Test Match Special, “I need more time to think, that’s the honest answer. It’s a big decision, a big commitment. Given the injury that I went through in the World Cup, I need time to get fully fit.
“I actually need the season to end pretty soon so I can have that time to physically get fit and guarantee that it’s not an injury risk between this year and next, and then I’ll be able to make a call on that.
“As captain, you take a little bit more onboard than probably just being a player.”
After the CWC 2019, Morgan took rest for around two weeks before returning to the professional cricket. The 32-year-old is currently busy in the ongoing Vitality Blast (domestic T20 competition) where he is serving for Middlesex. In this tournament, the left-handed batsman has scored 28, 11, 70 and 16 runs respectively.