T20 World Cup: Out of form England skipper Eoin Morgan declares, ‘ready to drop myself for the sake of team balance’

T20 World Cup: Out-of-form Eoin Morgan open to dropping himself if poor form continues. England vs West Indies
T20 World Cup: Out-of-form Eoin Morgan open to dropping himself if poor form continues. England vs West Indies

T20 World Cup – England Eoin Morgan: Out-of-form Eoin Morgan open to dropping himself- England skipper Eoin Morgan said that he is ready to drop himself from England’s playing XI of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup if his poor form continues. Follow T20 World Cup live updates on InsideSport.in

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  •  The left-hander has scored only 82 runs at an average of 11.71 in seven Twenty20 innings for England this year.
  • Morgan managed 133 at an average of 11.08 in the Indian Premier League (IPL), although he led Kolkata Knight Riders to last week’s final.

“I will not stand in the way of the team winning the World Cup,” he said. “I’ve been short on runs but my captaincy has been pretty good.”

Asked whether he would be prepared to drop himself, Morgan said: “That is always an option.”

Morgan was rested as Jos Buttler captained England in their seven-wicket defeat by India in Dubai on Monday.

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T20 World Cup: Out-of-form Eoin Morgan open to dropping himself if poor form continues

 

“It’s always something I’ve said – it’s 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, as it goes. So, yes is the answer,” said Morgan, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.

“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. As regards my batting, I wouldn’t be standing here if I hadn’t come out of every bad run of form that I’d ever had,” he added.

England are the reigning 50-over world champions and go into the T20 World Cup looking to become the first team to hold both trophies at the same time.

“I think it’ll be unbelievably special if we manage to do it. I think that the group of players that we’ve had together for the last five or six years, alongside some new, really talented and young guys coming through, who have really made a name for themselves, makes the composition of the squad extremely strong,” said Morgan.

“We’re always trying to push the limits, we’re always trying to get better as a side, and since 2019 our cricket has been as consistent as ever, I think, in the T20 format which is extremely difficult to do when there’s been chopping and changing the whole time,” he added.

England will be clashing with West Indies on October 23 in their first match of the Men’s T20 World Cup.