Morgan talks about his future

England’s World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan will take his time now before making a decision to lead the side at next year’s Twenty20 tournament in Australia.

Morgan talks about his future
Eoin Morgan

The 32-year-old player struggled with a back problem recently during last month’s World Cup success on home soil and because of which he was restricted to limited training.

There has been widespread speculation about Eoin Morgan’s future in the captaincy role and, if he does not wish to continue for next October’s World T20, England might as well name his successor in time for this upcoming winter’s trip to New Zealand.

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After a two-week break, Eoin Morgan got back to his business playing limited-overs cricket for Middlesex this month but he is yet to mull over the England captaincy.

“I need more time to think, that’s an honest answer. It’s a big decision, it’s a big commitment,” he told BBC Test Match Special.

“Given the injury that I went through in the World Cup, I need time to get fully fit. I need time to get back fit because the only training I could do throughout the World Cup was quite limited.

“I actually need the season to end pretty soon so I can have that time to physically get fit and guarantee it’s not an injury risk between this year and next and then I’ll be able to make a call on it.”

When asked if he really wants to skipper England at the tournament, he replied: “Absolutely, who doesn’t?

“But I don’t want to let anybody down. When you lead, you have to lead from the front. And you have to be physically fit to start, fighting form is another thing. Hopefully, that works itself out.”

Ashley Giles has been keen not to rush England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan into making a decision at this time.

Giles who is the managing director of men’s cricket for the England and Wales Cricket Board said it has been a fortnight since he had not spoken to Morgan about his position.

“I’ve not talked to him yet and I’ve done that quite purposely. I want to give him some time,” Giles echoed.

“We’ll have a chat at some point but he’s still probably got to come back down to earth, do some thinking and then we’ll get together and have a chat. We’re not rushed at the moment.”

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