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Eoin Morgan to consider stepping down as captain?

Will Eoin Morgan step down as England ODI and T20I captain? He himself has to decide now.

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Eoin Morgan to consider stepping down as captain?
England World Cup winning skipper Eoin Morgan. Photo: The Sun UK

World Cup winning skipper Eoin Morgan has said that he will likely to consider stepping down as England’s limited over and T20I captain on account of persistent injuries.

The southpaw suffered a back spasm during the World Cup group stage match against West Indies in Southampton but recovered lately but the recurrence of the injury is troubling the English captain’s physical viability for playing these days.

He has been forced to withdraw against Sussex due to back pain. When asked whether he would like to lead the side the forthcoming mega event of ICC T20I World Cup in Australia next year, Morgan said he needs more time to ponder over the matter.

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

“Given the injury that I went through in the World Cup, I need time to get fully fit.”

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

Morgan said leading a side needs to perform from the front. “As captain, you take a little bit more on board than probably just being a player,” he said.

“When you lead, you have to lead from the front,” he said. “And you have to be physically fit at the start, and then finding form is another thing. Hopefully, that works itself out.” Morgan added.

32-year old Morgan, now might have to decide before England’s five match T20I series in New Zealand in November.

Under Morgan’s captaincy, England made history last month winning their first World Cup title nailing down New Zealand in a most thrilling encounter in the history of the game.

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