England skipper Eoin Morgan scripted history when he became the first skipper in their history to lead their country to the illustrious ICC World Cup. While there were speculations that Morgan might step down as the captain, but ECB’s Director of Cricket Ashley Giles confirmed that the incumbent skipper will continue for another one year.
Morgan has been the most successful skipper England Cricket has ever seen. Besides, the 33-year-old cricketer is also responsible to change the face of their cricket. Since England’s ouster from the 2015 World Cup, Eoin Morgan and departing coach Trevor Bayliss revamped the whole team.
They played an absolute different brand of cricket and Morgan stood rock solid behind his player even in worst of times. Along with, Eoin Morgan has led the middle-order with the bat and provided solidity in the batting-order.
There was a buzz that Morgan might step down after leading England to the World Cup. But former cricketer and current ECB Director Ashley Giles will continue until the World T20 next year in Australia. England will be keen to win their second T20 World Cup after Paul Collingwood’s men did in 2010.
Furthermore, Ashley Giles also revealed that Joe Root will continue as Test captain regardless of who becomes the new coach in the wake of Trevor Bayliss’ departure. Root recently failed to regain the Ashes after finishing the series 2-2 against Australia last week.
“There have been no questions asked [about Root’s future] by me,” said Giles. “I would hope that is the most important thing for now. One of the most important things for Joe is that we now redress that balance between red and white-ball cricket and when the new coach arrives Joe gets a choice to sit down with him and really plan and decide a way forward,” he added.
ECB is currently focused on fixing their next coach who will succeed Trevor Bayliss as the head coach of the England Cricket Team.