Eoin Morgan, England’s white-ball captain, expects to play in next year’s Twenty20 World Cup, but he is not sure he will be part of the team’s title defence at the 50-overs World Cup in 2023, the 35-year-old said.
Eoin Morgan will lead England at T20I World Cup 2021 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The team set to take on defending champions of 2016 West Indies in their tournament opener on Saturday in Dubai.
Eoin Morgan Unsure About Playing In 2023 ODI World Cup
The next edition of the T20 World Cup will be played in Australia next year, followed by the one-day edition of the world showpiece in India in 2023. England won the 50-overs title for the first time in 2019 when the Eoin Morgan-led team defeated New Zealand in a memorable final at Lord’s, which went down the wire and was decided by boundary count after scores were tied after 50 overs and Super Over.
“I certainly see myself this time next year playing, hopefully, a really strong role in another T20 World Cup,” Morgan told the BBC on Thursday.
Eoin Morgan has played 246 one-day and 107 T20 matches for England, amassing 7701 ODI runs, and 2360 T20I runs. He is 7th among leading run-scorers in T20Is behind Virat Kohli, Martin Guptill, Rohit Sharma, Paul Stirling, Aaron Finch and Mohammad Hafeez.
Eoin Morgan Is Going Through A Lean Patch With The Bat
England captain Eoin Morgan said that he would be ready to drop himself from the team during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 if his poor form with the bat continues in the tournament as well. Eoin Morgan, who led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the final of the recently concluded season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, has been going through a lean patch in both the international cricket and franchise leagues.
Eoin Morgan has scored just 82 runs for England in seven T20I matches this year. The 35-year struggled in the whole IPL, scoring just 133 runs in 17 games at an average of 11.08, which included just one knock of 40-plus. Similarly, he aggregated just 151 runs in 7 innings in The Hundred, leading London Spirit.
Eoin Morgan’s form has been the subject of much debate ahead of the tournament after he struggled for runs when playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, averaging just over 11 with four ducks. During the summer, he also notched only 49 runs in four innings for England in T20 internationals against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, he admits hitting big scores can be difficult when batting at No 6 in the format.