England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has said that he sees no reason why limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan should stop playing cricket as he has been contributing very well for the team both as a leader and as a batsman.
England under Eoin Morgan performed brilliantly in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, they won 4 consecutive games in the Super 12 stage and topped the Group 1 chart. However, they lost the semi-final battle against New Zealand, and since then, questions have been raised over Morgan position in the team.
“From my point of view, I don’t see any reason why Eoin Morgan should stop playing. He has been such a brilliant captain for us. He’s a fantastic player, and still contributing so much to the team as a leader and as a batsman. So, if he is feeling fit and he’s got the hunger to do it, I don’t see any reason why he should stop next year or the year after. I see Eoin having lots more years of cricket left in him,” wrote Buttler in his column for The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday.
Eoin Morgan Was Encouraging Us To Use That As Motivation To Try To Get Better – Jos Buttler
The 31-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman added that the team was not in good mood after the semi-final loss, but Morgan encouraged players to use that loss as a motivation to perform better next time.
“A final word about the T20. We may have fallen a bit short but in the dressing room after the New Zealand game, Eoin Morgan was encouraging us to use that as motivation to try to get better as individuals and as a team. We’re a really honest and hardworking team, with a big scope for improvement as a group. That’s always a good place to be.”
Jos Buttler believes that England have successfully improved their powerplay bowling, but they have a lot of work to do in the death bowling. He asserted:
“How do we ensure we don’t stand still? The bowling Powerplay is one area that we’ve really targeted to improve and I think we certainly did that at the World Cup. And we’re always looking to improve our death bowling, which is such a key factor in T20 cricket.”
Meanwhile, England are all set to participate in the marquee Ashes 2021-22 series, which will commence from December 8 in Brisbane. Buttler has said that he will be taking some confidence from T20 World Cup to the Ashes series. He stated:
“I spent my last few days in Dubai trying not to think about cricket very much — we came here with high hopes and expectations and fell short of where we wanted to get to, so we were quite flat. But once we get to Australia, I’ll really get geared up for the Ashes. The formats are obviously different and pose very different challenges, but I’ll try and take some of the confidence from this tournament.”
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