Eoin Morgan To Retire After Next Year’s T20 World Cup? England’s World Cup-Winning Captain Responds
England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has once again talked about his future and has said that he will take a call on his career following the next year’s T20 World Cup which takes place in Australia. On occasions, Morgan has reiterated that he will decide his future after the World Cup.
“I won’t say I’ll be finished after the next World Cup as I’d be afraid I’ll only creep over the line and maybe fall off,” he said on the eve of the first T20I angst New Zealand.
“I don’t want to let anyone down. I want to drive through the World Cup in Australia and then make a call after that. We have a special group of players at the moment. I feel very lucky to lead that group and I think we can do something even more special down the line,” Morgan added.
Morgan was appointed as England’s ODI captain ahead of World Cup 2015. The team failed to make it to the second round of the tournament. In the next four years, the Three Lions revamped their style of play and roped in openers who could give a quick start.
In the bowling department, James Anderson and Chris Broad were dropped from ODIs. In fact, the board even changed its eligibility criteria to allow Jofra Archer to play the World Cup. Incidentally, he bowled the Super Over in the final against New Zealand, leading England to their maiden World Cup triumph.
England have started their hunt to ink on the T20I squad and have six uncapped players for the New Zealand series. There are many spots which are up for grabs and the race for these will start tomorrow with the first T20I in Christchurch.
England will be without the services of rested Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Chris Jason Roy and Ben stokes for the T20Is. They will also miss the services of Joe Denly for the opening T20I. The all-rounder has been ruled out due to an ankle issue.