England captain Eoin Morgan has said that he won’t mind dropping himself if he feels he is not contributing enough with the bat to justify his place in England playing XI.
Eoin Morgan has been struggling with his form for quite some time now, not just in international cricket, but in IPL and the Hundred competition as well, and there have been a lot of questions if he should be a part of England playing XI in the T20 World Cup.
Morgan was asked this question before the 2019 ODI World Cup as well, and he had said at that time itself that he would be willing to drop himself if need be, and he has reiterated it ahead of the T20 World Cup as well.
Morgan, however, has also stressed that he bats at a position where he has to play high-risk cricket most of the time. It’s very much possible that he has to play high-risk cricket again the next time he bats, and he would be more than willing to take that risk if the situation of the game demands.
Eoin Morgan has captained England and KKR well despite poor batting form
Despite Eoin Morgan struggling with his form, he has proven to be a really good captain, not just for England, but also for his IPL team KKR whom he took to the final of IPL 2021 from the bottom of the table.
According to Morgan, when you are a batsman and the captain, then you have the opportunity to impact the game twice, once with the bat and once with your decisions on the field.
“It’s (dropping myself) always an option. 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. 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,” Morgan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Morgan had rested himself for England’s first warm-up match against India a couple of days ago, and it was Jos Buttler who captained the team. Morgan is expected to take charge of the England team for the second warm-up game against New Zealand.