England captain Morgan may drop himself if poor form continues at T20 World Cup

England captain Eoin Morgan has revealed he would be prepared to drop himself if he believes it will help his side win the T20 World Cup.

Morgan has been in a poor run of form of late, noticeably struggling with the bat while captaining eventual finalists Kolkata Knight Riders in the recent Indian Premier League.

He scored 133 runs in 16 innings, averaging just 11.08 and getting out for a duck on four occasions.

During the summer, Morgan managed just 49 runs in four innings for England in their T20I series' against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

England's World Cup campaign gets underway on Saturday when they take on the West Indies and Morgan has admitted he would be willing to drop himself if his lean run of form continues.

"It's always something I've said, that [being dropped] is always an option," he said. "I'm not going to stand in the way of the team winning the World Cup.

"Obviously I've been short on runs, my captaincy has been pretty good as it goes. But yeah is the answer."

Morgan is confident that he will regain his form and does not believe that being captain will have an effect on his batting.


"I've always managed to compartmentalise both and treat them as two different challenges," he added.

"Obviously not being a bowler and getting a bit older and not contributing in the field, I've loved the role of being a captain – two bites at the cherry when it comes to impact on the game.

"As regards my batting I guess I wouldn't be standing here if I hadn't come out of every bad run of form that I've ever had.

"And being the nature of T20 cricket and where I bat it means I always have to take my higher-risk options and I've come to terms with that.

"It's just something you deal with, it's the nature of the job, so I am going to continue to take those risks if the team dictates that they need them. If they don't, I won't."

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