England skipper Eoin Morgan has made a big statement related to his poor form with the bat coming into the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE and Oman. Morgan didn’t play any part in England’s first warm-up game against India.
He has said he would consider dropping himself at the T20 World Cup if his poor form with the bat continues going forward in the tournament.
Morgan is going through a lean patch with the bat as he managed to score just 133 runs in 17 matches this season. If his highest score of 47* is put aside, the numbers will become ever poor.
Asked whether he would be prepared to drop himself, Morgan said: “That is always an option. I will not stand in the way of the team winning the World Cup. I’ve been short on runs but my captaincy has been pretty good.”
Jos Buttler captained England during the first warm-up game against India as Morgan was resting after a hectic schedule of the IPL 2021, where he led Kolkata Knight Riders to the final and finished as runners-up.
Despite not being in a good form, Morgan said he would continue to take risks while batting.
“I wouldn’t be standing here if I hadn’t come out of every bad run of form that I’ve ever had. The nature of T20 cricket and where I bat means I always have to take high-risk options. I’ve come to terms with that,” he added.
Meanwhile, he doesn’t think his form with the bat will impact his captaincy. He took England to the finals of the T20 World Cup 2016 and won the World Cup 2019.
“I’ve always managed to compartmentalise both and treat them as two different challenges. Not being a bowler, being a little bit older and contributing less in the field, I’ve loved the role of captain. You get two bites at the cherry when it comes at impacting the game,” he further said.
England will face West Indies in their campaign opener on October 23 in Dubai.