England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan has said he is not interested in replacing Joe Root after his resignation as England Test team captain. Additionally, Morgan backed Ben Stokes to be the next leader saying he is brilliant as a player and also as a leader to replace Root.
English cricket has recently suffered a shock with the sudden resignation of Joe Root of the test captaincy. England’s results in red-ball cricket haven’t been great lately and it was speculated that the defeat took its toll on Root. Since leaving the management position, the position has remained vacant and Eoin Morgan was also one of the possible candidates to replace him.
Morgan led the England side to a title victory at the 2019 ODI World Cup and it was a remarkable turnaround for the team after their disastrous exit from the group stage in the 2015 edition. denied the possibility of him being captain of the Test team, saying he was not interested in the position.
“Absolutely not, no. I’m very happy with the role I’m playing in the white ball and England cricket team at the moment. It’s the part of my career that I’m most proud of. My career is firmly focused on World Cups, and hopefully maintaining what we’ve built over the past six years will probably be the most important part of what I leave behind I haven’t played cricket with red ball for a long time. “I have no interest in the job. I wouldn’t be good at that,” Morgan told Sky Sports.
The most discussed candidate to replace Root and be England’s next Test captain is Ben Stokes. Several former cricketers and pundits are of the opinion that he should be England’s next leader in Test cricket and Morgan is the latest in the long list as he has said Stokes is the right candidate to be the red ball cricket captain.
“Obviously Ben is a fantastic player, a brilliant leader, although he doesn’t need to have the captain’s armband to lead the way he does. The World Cup final experience here (at Lord’s) really showed his true colors in the way he led from start to finish – and throughout the tournament as well,” he said.
“He would certainly be a candidate. I think it would be difficult to turn down the captaincy. It’s a privileged position. Obviously the circumstances have to be right, but most people who want to advance red-ball cricket the would like to take it.
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