ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 winning captain Eoin Morgan has stated on Friday that his future as captain of the England team in limited-overs cricket is uncertain. He went on to add that it will depend to a large extent on how he recovers from his back injury which he had picked up during the Cricket World Cup. Morgan indicated that he might consider stepping down as captain as a possibility too.
It is to be noted here that England skipper Eoin Morgan had suffered a back spasm when England were playing against West Indies. He was forced to leave the field in that match in Southampton. Morgan did not train extensively after that,
Morgan was at the iconic Lord’s stadium and was honoured during the Lunch break of the ongoing second Ashes test for his outstanding contribution to England Cricket and for leading them to their first ever 50 Overs World Cup win. The commemoration was done by Colin Graves, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board.
“I need more time to think, that’s the honest answer,” Eoin Morgan told Test Match Special when he was quizzed if he would be the skipper of the England team in the T20 World Cup in 2021.
“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,” he added.
Following a couple of weeks break from the ICC Cricket World Cup, Morgan played for Middlesex in the T20 Blast. He also admitted to being “physically and mentally cooked” post the World Cup, despite the will to be the captain of the side until next year.
“As captain, you take a little bit more onboard than probably just being a player,” he said