‘I wouldn’t do that if I were him’ – Nasser Hussain on Eoin Morgan ready to drop himself over rough batting form
England to play their first clash against West Indies in T20 WC 2021.
Updated - Oct 23, 2021 12:36 pm
England white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan has been suffering from his batting form for quite a while now and it was evident throughout the IPL 2021. Morgan even went on to add that he is ready to drop himself from the side if the situation arises in T20 World Cup 2021. However, former English cricketer Nasser Hussain doesn’t agree with the skipper’s point of view and has even backed him to come big in the mega tournament.
Hussain added that to make a contribution in the shortest format, one doesn’t always need to chip in with runs, it can come from other ways too. The former cricketer stated that if he was at his place, he wouldn’t have fancied this idea. Morgan’s value to his side has always been more than a batter, reckoned the former Englishmen.
“Eoin Morgan says he is prepared to drop himself during this World Cup if he doesn’t feel he warrants a place but I wouldn’t do that if I were him. The captain’s value to this England side has always been more than just his runs,” wrote Hussain in his column for The Daily Mail.
Hussain further stated that Morgan has led England’s white-ball revolution and under his captaincy, the side has done great over the years. Morgan has even backed his members well even when they were not performing and hence the same should happen with him now, added Hussain.
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“Morgan has driven England’s white-ball revolution and must now give himself the same backing and leeway he has shown to members of his side when he has told them to go out and express themselves and stuck with them when it hasn’t come off,” he added.
England are all set to play their opening Super 12 fixture against West Indies who stand to be the defending champions of the tournament. Their side is filled with match-winners and it remains to be seen if England will be able to put its best foot forward on October 23 or not.