Eoin Morgan continues to captain the limited-overs England team since 2011. While Morgan has done well in the recent times, one of his major setbacks came in the 2015 World Cup, when England were knocked out of the quadrennial event in group stage. However, Morgan admits that he was lucky to be retained as captain.
He also said that following the 2015 World Cup the most significant appointment was that of Andrew Strauss. The former England captain retained Eoin Morgan as the captain of the side as he began a new chapter with Trevor Bayliss. Morgan said that after Bayliss was appointed the coach England began to play the aggressive brand of cricket.
“The most significant appointment following the 2015 World Cup was the appointment of Andrew Strauss as the Director of Cricket. He actually had seen first hand what had happened during the World Cup, he recognised the need for significant change within the group,” Morgan said during the interaction.
“For a guy to come in such a prominent role and to make changes in such a fast manner was very significant. I was kept on as skipper of the side and I do feel lucky to be retained as the skipper of the side, Trevor Bayliss was appointed as the coach and we started playing an aggressive brand of cricket and that was very exciting for all of us,” he added.
Morgan will next lead the English team in the T20I series against Pakistan. He holds the record for leading England to most matches.
Morgan has led the team to 114 matches, winning 69 and losing 36, with a win per cent of above 65.