Test cricket not my priority as of now, says Morgan
Eoin Morgan thinks returning to Test cricket is difficult for him, as he has been greatly involved playing white-ball cricket in the last year. “I would have to cut back my white-ball commitments. And at the moment I don’t see it happening because of what’s happened for me in white-ball cricket in the last year,” Morgan told.
England reached the final of ICC World T20 2016. Given England’s poor show in ICC Cricket Word Cup 2015, Morgan’s show of character in the last year has been incredible. As many wrote them off, they were not even contention; and to reach the final was an excellent achievement. He was also a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad, who were the eventual winners of IPL 2016.
“I don’t play a red-ball game until August, so at the moment, it’s not at the forefront of my thinking. I average about three or four games a year, for the last six years, so playing it and actually focusing on it when you look at the amount of white-ball cricket I play can be difficult,” said England’s limited-overs captain.
Morgan believes the current England team is capable of achieving many heights. “There is a huge opportunity to take this England side forward. Even if I do not captain in the future, with the crop of players we have at the moment I still believe we could do something special. And that for me in my career at the moment is my priority,” he added.
Morgan stressed on the fact that the young guns from this ever-improving English side are always itching to improve their game. “The big thing that’s changed is the attitude. The will to always want to be better. It’s quite easy for a side, when you do well against strong teams, to sit back and reflect on how good you are as a side. But the will to improve on the side is something different that I’ve experienced in the last 12 months as opposed to the last six years. That’s the thing that’s changed for me,” Morgan told.
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