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England’s Skipper Eoin Morgan ‘ready’ to leave-off team combination in shot for T20 World Cup Trophy

by  Aman Singh  •  Last updated on 2021-10-20 21:44:02

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England skipper Eoin Morgan has revealed the fact that he would not hesitate to drop himself from England’s playing-XI for the upcoming cricket bonanza, if his team carries better prospects to win the ICC T20 World Cup glory without his service. The 35-year-old, Brits skipper has exhibited a mediocre performance in the last couple of shorter format fixtures where he has scored a mere 83 runs while leading the English team in seven games this cricketing season.

In the recently wrapped up IPL 2021, Eoin Morgan’s lean patch continued, as the English player leading the KKR brigade stockpiled just 133 runs while averaging around 11.08. However, Morgan is known as the dynamic striker of the ball with ability to energize the scorecard with quickfier innings.

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On a question about his game plan for the upcoming T20 World Cup Super-12 league games and whether he will make way for experiment if his bad form continues. Morgan said “it's always an option. I'm not going to stand in the way of a team winning the World Cup."

Eoin Morgan, the lone skipper of the English team to uplift the shining ICC World Cup trophy two years back, added “I've been short of runs but my captaincy has been pretty good.

"I've always managed to compartmentalise both and treat them as two different challenges. 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 (in) impacting the game."

After resting on the benches in England’s opening warm-up match against India, Morgan is expected to lead the Brits team for the concluding practice match against arch rivals New Zealand on Wednesday. England is placed in group-A of the Super 12 League games and is lined up to unfold the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 campaign while playing a high-voltage match against West Indies on Saturday.

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“The nature of T20 cricket and where I bat means I always have to take quite high-risk options and I've come to terms with that... so I'm going to continue taking those risks if the team dictates they need them. If they don't, I won't."

Team England were the finalists of the most recent T20 World Cup which was played five years ago. In the high-voltage final, England lost the plot in the last over where hero of the season Carlos Braithwaite whipped four sixes in row to minimize the Brits team.

Morgan on Tuesday spilled the beans that it took him “about six or seven month” to cope-up with what all happened on the final night, he added It was one of the most incredible sporting events in isolation that you'll ever watch.

"It's not something that you can just let run off your back. For a guy to come in and hit four consecutive sixes to win the game for his team is just an incredible feat within itself, that's the way I've understood it."

Morgan and other teams have spent most of the last two years in strict bio-bubble shields to combat the spread of COVID 19 infection.

Although, ICC has allowed players to bring-in families and friends for the UAE and Oman tour and this leniency has worked well with the participating players and Morgan as-well.

“Yes, they are getting more lenient but it's coming up to a quite considerable period of time we have been adhering to all of these," he said.

"I don't think they can last much longer because it's just not sustainable to ask human beings to do this and then go on and perform well at a high level."

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