“I am not sure about playing World Cup 2023” – Eoin Morgan hints at retiring after 2022 T20 World Cup

It would not be wrong to say that even at the international level, the year has not been good for the southpaw who managed just 82 runs at an average of 11.71.

Aditya Kumar Editor

Updated - 22 October 2021 4:44 pm

England's white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan, for sure, is not going through the best of his form. While a disappointing IPL season saw him scoring mere 133 runs across 17 games this year, his performance at the practice match of T20 World Cup just extended his poor run of form. Morgan, who touched double figures just for once in his batting in the UAE edition of IPL 2021, scored just 10 runs in his side's second practice game at T20 World Cup which was played against New Zealand.

It would not be wrong to say that even at the international level, the year has not been good for the southpaw who managed just 82 runs at an average of 11.71. The stats definitely do injustice to someone of Morgan's calibre who has played over 100 T20Is for his nation so far amassing in excess of 2300 runs at a strike rate of 138.25.

Obviously, results determine how well you do and how often you are kept on: Morgan

Talking about his future, the English skipper confirmed that he will look to play a "really strong role" in the next edition of T20 World Cup which is set to take place in Australia next year. However, he added that his future for the world events following the tournament is uncertain.

"I certainly see myself this time next year playing, hopefully, a really strong role in another T20 World Cup. That is the expectation I have put on myself. I am not sure about another two (tournaments). Obviously, results determine how well you do and how often you are kept on. But certainly, my hunger and determination are as strong as ever,” Morgan said as quoted by BBC.

Morgan was a part of Paul Collingwood's T20 World Cup-winning playing XI in 2010. He later had led his men to the final of the marquee event in 2016 where West Indies handed them a heart-wrenching defeat in the final over. It is worth noting that under Morgan, England lifted their first-ever ODI World Cup trophy in 2019 when they inched New Zealand by the barest of margins.