England Captain Eoin Morgan Sets Rumour Mill Buzzing, Makes Huge Statement About World Cup 2023

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World Cup 2019 winners England are still celebrating their historic win that saw the founders of the game lifting the World Cup after a 44-year-long wait. England skipper Eoin Morgan has revealed that he has not made a decision about his future and has said that it would be a 'hue commitment' to continue to play until the 2023 World Cup and that the T20 World Cup in Australia was a more 'realistic target'.

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:

World Cup 2019 winners England are still celebrating their historic win that saw the founders of the game lifting the World Cup after a 44-year-long wait. England skipper Eoin Morgan has revealed that he has not made a decision about his future and has said that it would be a 'huge commitment' to continue to play until the 2023 World Cup and that the T20 World Cup in Australia was a more 'realistic target'.

"I don't think I'm in a good state to make a decision at the moment, just simply that I haven't had a chance to get away from the madness and the craze of winning the World Cup," said Morgan. "I've not been able to get into a logical mindset and actually ask myself a couple of questions. It's taken a huge amount out of me, both mentally and physically, so once everything calms down over the next couple of months I'll hopefully come to a decision that at the forefront of it will be my family and the team", he added. 

England revived their form under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan after a shocking knockout from the 2015 World Cup at the group-stage, weeks after Morgan was assigned the role of skipper. As the World Cup 2019 neared, England's form and consistency improved, eventually leading up to their maiden World Cup title and the number one ranking for the one-day international teams, according to the ICC.         

Skipper Eoin Morgan admitted that the dramatic final against New Zealand and the thrilling backdrop amid which England lifted the World Cup had not sunk in yet. "No, I think it will take time. The madness has been taken to a new level everywhere I go", he said.  

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Morgan will also lead the Dublin franchise in the inaugural Euro T20 Slam, featuring six teams in Ireland, Netherlands, and Scotland. The 32-year-old Dubliner was the star attraction at the tournament's first draft in London on Friday, when more than 100 international and domestic players were selected for the Amsterdam Knights, Belfast Titans, Dublin Chiefs, Edinburgh Rocks, Glasgow Giants, and Rotterdam Rhinos.   

"It's important to lay a platform to give people opportunities to play on a more consistent basis against some of the best players in the world," Morgan said at the player auction. "It's brilliant and I think there's a market for it as well", he added. 

International stars included Pakistan's Babar Azam and Mohammad Amir, Australia's Shane Watson, South Africa's JP Duminy, and New Zealander Martin Guptill.

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