NASSER HUSSAIN: When it comes to the crisis, Captain Eoin Morgan is still England’s leading man; He has the guts to drop, but he shouldn’t.
- Eoin Morgan says he’s ready to appear at the next World Cup
- But the captain’s value to this England team has always been more than just racing.
- Surely England will want that calm and fresh exterior that this tactical genius has.
Eoin Morgan says he’s willing to drop by during this World Cup if he doesn’t feel like he deserves a spot, but I wouldn’t do that if I were him. The captain’s value to this England team has always been more than just his careers.
Morgan has driven England’s cue ball revolution and must now give himself the same backing and leeway that he has shown to the members on his side, when he has told them to come out and express themselves and stay with them when it hasn’t worked. .
If it was a two-sided series, then that’s okay, step aside if you’re fighting for the races and give someone else a chance. But not in a T20 World Cup that represents the culmination of five years of hard work since Carlos Brathwaite’s last attack.
England captain Eoin Morgan insisted he will drop if he feels he doesn’t deserve a spot
I can’t imagine anyone interested in English cricket wanting someone other than Morgan to lead the team for Saturday’s opener here against the West Indies.
When it comes to those crucial moments on Saturday and throughout this tournament, England will want that calm and fresh exterior that this tactical genius has.
The captaincy is vital in T20 cricket because it can be chaos. And you only have to look at the recent IPL to see that the finalists, Chennai and Kolkata, had two of the best white ball captains the game has ever seen in MS Dhoni and Morgan in charge.
But his composure and excellent tactical mind mean he should start even if he’s in bad shape.
Morgan has been careers short in T20 cricket, but he is an incredibly veined player and out of nowhere he could produce three or four innings here that could transform the course of the tournament.
There have been times when he has been ruthless and determined as England captain, either in dropping David Willey before the last 50+ World Cup or in his attitude towards Alex Hales where he has not been very much in favor. to turn. .
So it will be a test of that determination if Morgan wants to leave out Dawid Malan, for example, now or at any stage of this World Cup.
Morgan may have to tell Dawid Malan that he will miss the opportunity, but he is capable of making the important decisions.
I know the feeling when you are a captain who doesn’t get races. You have to go up to someone and tell them that they are losing when they are playing better than you. Is not easy.
But my instinct with Morgan is that he will still be absolutely capable of making important decisions regardless of his own situation. He won’t think twice about approaching Malan if it occurs to him and says, ‘Sorry, you’re not playing games, but I am.’
Now is not the time for Morgan to doubt himself. He has to handle things as captain in the same way that he has done for the last six years. And that includes backing himself up to play a crucial role in England’s bid to win another World Cup.