England cricket team director and former captain Andrew Strauss has stated that vice-captain of the team, Jos Buttler is a strong contender for the captaincy role if there is a vacancy. Eoin Morgan became the first English captain to take the team to World Cup glory after England outshined New Zealand on the basis of boundary count in the final.

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In fact, it is reported that Eoin Morgan is up for the captaincy till the next T20 World Cup in 2020 in Australia. Meanwhile, Eoin Morgan was able to change England cricket upside down after the crashing exit in the 2015 World Cup. Morgan has led the team with aplomb in the last four years and England have played ruthless cricket at the same time.

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Jos Buttler. Credit: Getty Images

Morgan has climbed Mount Everest.

“I think Jos is an outstanding cricketer and outstanding person, he reads the game very well. So if there is a vacancy, he is going to be a very strong candidate,” Strauss was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.

Meanwhile, Strauss said that it is now up to Eoin Morgan to decide on his captaincy as he has earned the right by winning the World Cup. Strauss had backed Morgan when the chips were down after the 2015 World Cup and the England skipper didn’t disappoint.

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Eoin Morgan (Credits: Twitter)

“The question for him is what he wants to achieve here because he has climbed Everest. That is the question for all the players because we have made mistakes in the past. We’ve won Ashes series and got to No.1 in the world and thought that was the end in itself. I certainly hope that what he is doing right now, unless he is absolutely clear he wants to carry on, is just taking a bit of time to reflect where he is at. To stay on as captain he needs to be driven and motivated to push people on as he has done over the last four years and if he has the bit between his teeth then we’ve seen just what a fantastic leader he is,” Strauss added.

England had played impressively in the last four years and they deserved to win the World Cup. However, Eoin Morgan-led had the rub of the green on their side as New Zealand had also scored the same number of runs.

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England’s next assignment is now the Ashes series which will begin from 1st August at Edgbaston, Birmingham.