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Eoin Morgan claims dropping Joe Root for returning Ben Stokes was not an easy call. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

After Joe Root expressed his desire to feature in the T20 World Cup next year, Eoin Morgan said that he has a future in the squad. The statement from Eoin Morgan comes after Joe Root was not named in the T20I squad for the three-match series against Australia, which gets underway later on Friday.

Morgan said that he has communicated with Joe about his T20 future in the national team. He also feels that since the England Test captain doesn’t has a lot of opportunity to play T20 cricket for Yorkshire, it will be great to get him in the national team.

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Eoin Morgan will lead the side (Credits: Twitter)

“We’ve spoken to Joe and he certainly does have a future,” Morgan told reporters ahead of Friday’s series opener in Southampton.

“The conversation was surrounding Joe not getting into the best 11 at the moment, but also we didn’t want to carry him around and not play any cricket.

“Joe wants to play T20 cricket and put his best case forward, particularly when he doesn’t have a lot of opportunity to go back to Yorkshire and play T20 cricket. We felt this was a really good opportunity to do that.”

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Joe Root with the Wisden Trophy [Photo-PA]
England Test captain Joe Root last played a T20I match in 2019 against Pakistan but is still realistically eyeing a spot in the England squad for the T20 World Cup next year. Joe Root knows he is far from contention in the shortest format as England have set players to feature in the shortest format and he has not been a regular.

Root had said that he is quite realistic in his approach and within the shake-up of the things. He wants to do well for England as he wants the side to win the World Cups. He also said that if he is not among the best in the T20I squad, he will, however like to help the whoever is involved in the squad.

He has played 32 matches in T20Is and scored 893 runs at an average over 35.75 with five half-centuries to his name.