Eoin Morgan might step down as England captain
England maiden World Cup winning skipper Eoin Morgan has hinted about his possible stepping down as the limited over and T20I captain owing to recurrent back injury.
When he was questioned whether he would like to lead England in the T20 World Cup in Australia next year, Morgan replied: “Absolutely. Who doesn’t?”
But he added he is not confident of his physical fitness taking hard pressure of international schedule.
Speaking to the BBC, the 32-year old said, “It’s a physical thing. I need time to get back fit. I want to do it but I don’t want to let anyone down.”
Terming the fact as a big decision, Morgan said,
“I need more time to think, that’s the honest answer. It’s a big decision, a big commitment.
“The amount of training I could do in the World Cup is limited.”
Morgan said, “When you lead, you have to lead from the front. Hopefully that works itself out.” The vibrant English skipper led his side to World Cup triumph last month.
Morgan has been struggling with a back and was forced to withdraw against Sussex last week due to pain.
The back spasm he suffered during the World Cup group match against the West Indies, Morgan recovered from that and played against Afghanistan four days later marking his return with a remarkable 71 ball 148.