Morgan setting sights on next two T20 World Cups
England captain Eoin Morgan, who led the side to their maiden World Cup triumph last year, has remained non-committal about how long he will captain England.
However, he is optimistic about overseeing the next two T20 World Cup campaigns, and adding more achievements to his résumé.
Morgan also did not rule out continuing to the defence of their 50-over title in 2023.
According to the Irishman, the hunger to lift trophies has not diminished in the wake of his side’s 2019 World Cup triumph. He also said he has his eyes set on more silverware in the shortest form of the game in the coming years.
“I’ve looked at the next two T20 World Cups and I feel in a good enough space right here and now to be able to say that I’m hoping to be here for both of them. But things change, when you make decisions to stay on or continue, the majority of the time, that decision is taken out of your hands. For me, it’s a matter of focusing on this year’s T20 World Cup, doing the best we can to put ourselves in a position to try to win it and then look beyond that as well,” said Morgan.
“Over the last four years, I have been in the best form of my life. The level of experience I have now has allowed me to grow in confidence as a leader and allowed me to be the best version of myself. And certainly, making the decision towards the end of last summer (after the World Cup) things became clearer and more evident when I had time to think, sit back and reflect. Certainly coming back from New Zealand from five T20 internationals, the way that I played and felt physically, it felt really good,” he also added.
England have not played any 50-over game ever since they won the World Cup last year at their home turf. So their match against South Africa in Cape Town on Tuesday will be their return to the format they are currently the best in the world.
With the 50-over World Cup already in their showcase, Morgan is also setting his sight on seasling their second T20 World Cup trophy. They had won it once 10 years ago, in 2010.
“We are very fortunate to have won something but the drive forward is extremely important. I don’t think for one instant that guys are taking the position we are in for granted, but also they will look further beyond winning one World Cup,” said the 33-year-old.