England's ODI Captain Eoin Morgan Says, Ready To Drop Himself If It Helps Team At World Cup

| October 10 , 2018 , 15:06 IST

England's limited-overs Captain Eoin Morgan on Wednesday revealed that he will be prepared to drop himself out of the playing XI at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 if the balance of the team equalizes and benefits the team.

England team is currently placed at the No.1 in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Men's Rankings, However, the English team have never won the World Cup, and finished second best in 1979, 1987 and 1922.

It is learnt that Eoin Morgan has been an integral part of the new-look England side and while captaining English side has managed to win 8-bilateral series in a row.

Speaking to media, Morgan said, "It is a brave call but we have come a long way with this team and we need to put ourselves in the best position in order to be contenders."

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Further, the English captain added, "If that means I am not good enough to be in the team as a captain or as a player I will be the first one to say it, I'm an honest guy. I'm more than capable of making a tough decision. I've dropped myself in the past to create opportunities for guys and see if they can play at international level or given them an extra chance to prove themselves. When you drop yourself as a captain it sets the tone and example of 'nobody's place is cemented."

"We are trying to build a squad of 16 or 17 to try and win a World Cup, that's the objective. It's not an individual trying to get runs or wickets it's a team collective everyone must be prepared to buy into," Morgan added.

England captain on Sri Lanka tour said, "It's a new tour, different conditions and the challenge for us, like any other winter tour, is applying our own mentality and positive, aggressive style of play."