Nasser Hussain
Nasser Hussain (Image Credit: Twitter

Former England captain Nasser Hussain hailed current white-ball captain, Eoin Morgan, as the best leader they’ve ever had in the 50-over and 20-over format of international cricket.

Morgan was at the center point of England’s white-ball revolution after the horrendous showing in the 2015 ODI World Cup. He changed the thought process in the 50-over format, which eventually resulted in England’s first-ever ODI World Cup win in 2019.

Eoin Morgan has been the most influential white-ball cricketer, white-ball captain that England have ever had. He’s been our best white-ball captain, he’s been a fantastic player, and he gave us the best moment in English white-ball cricket. Of late, by his own high standards, he has been short of runs.”

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan (Image Credit: Twitter)

He’s also been short of fitness. And he will not want to happen to the next captain what happened to Morgan in 2015 in Australia when he was given a hospital pass three months before the tournament. There’s a World T20 in Australia in October-November, he wants to give whoever takes on the captaincy enough time to mould the side,” Morgan mentioned.

“He was crystal clear on the direction of the team” – Nasser Hussain

Hussain praised Morgan for having a clear-cut idea of where he wanted to take the team. Under his leadership, England has posted over four totals above 400, including the two biggest totals ever (498/4 against The Netherlands & 481/6 against Australia).

This bloke was crystal clear on the direction of the team. He viewed 50-over cricket as an extension of the 20-over game. Every single ball was an opportunity to score.

Eoin Morgan, England, 2019 World Cup
Eoin Morgan poses with the 2019 World Cup. Image-Getty

Not only did he change the culture of the squad of 15, all the way through English cricket we are now producing white-ball batters, from every county. That’s probably another reason for him to stand down, he doesn’t want to hold anyone back,” he also mentioned.

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