England skipper Eoin Morgan has clearly mentioned that he is ready to bench himself in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 if his rough patch with the bat continues.
The World Cup-winning captain has only scored 82 runs at an average of 11.71 in the seven T20I innings in 2021. Also, his recent run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) was extremely poor as he managed to score only 133 runs at an average of 11.08. However, he was successful in leading his team towards the final to eventually lose against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Meanwhile, Eoin Morgan has stated that he has come out of every bad phase in his career and he will continue playing high-risk cricket if the team demands. He elaborated:
“I wouldn’t be standing here if I hadn’t come out of every bad run of form that I’d ever had.
“The nature of T20 cricket and where I bat means I always have to take quite high-risk options. I’ve come to terms with that. I’m going to continue taking those risks if the team dictates they need them, if they don’t, I won’t.
Morgan further said that he will not “stand in the way of a team” and when asked whether he would be prepared to drop himself, the England skipper said: “That is always an option”. He stated:
“I’m not going to stand in the way of a team winning the World Cup. I’ve been short of runs but my captaincy has been pretty good. I’ve always managed to compartmentalise both and treat them as two different challenges.
The 35-year-old added that he has “loved the role of captain” in the England team. He said:
“Not being a bowler and being a bit older and not contributing as much in the field, I’ve loved the role of captain. You get two bites at the cherry impacting the game.”
It Was One Of The Most Incredible Sporting Events – Eoin Morgan On 2016 T20 World Cup final
England was defeated by West Indies in the summit clash of the 2016 edition of the T20 World Cup with Carlos Brathwaite hitting 4 consecutive sixes against Ben Stokes. Talking about that match Morgan said :
“It was one of the most incredible sporting events in isolation that you’ll ever watch.
“It’s not something that you can just let run off your back. For a guy to come in and hit four consecutive sixes to win the game for his team is just an incredible feat within itself, that’s the way I’ve understood it.”
Meanwhile, after benching himself in the first ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 warm-up game against India. Eoin Morgan is all set to return to lead the side against New Zealand on Wednesday ahead of their Super12 stage battle against the West Indies in Dubai.