England’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan has admitted that veteran batsman Joe Root is very much in contention for a place in England’s squad for the T20 World Cup to be held later in the year. Root scored an unbeaten 79 not out off 87 balls as England defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Root was, however, not part of the T20I outfit that thrashed Sri Lanka 3-0 recently. Morgan though admitted that Root cannot be ruled out of the T20 World Cup.
After England trumped Sri Lanka 3-0 in the T20I series, captain Eoin Morgan hailed the team, particularly the bowlers for their excellent performance in all three games. Having already clinched the series with one match to go, England completed a cleans sweep and throttled the Lankans by 89 runs in the third and final T20I on Saturday.
England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has claimed that he used the word 'sir' as a mark of respect in his old Twitter posts that recently went viral in the wake of the Ollie Robinson controversy. Morgan and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler were accused of mocking English spoken by Indians in some old Twitter exchanges.
In an interesting development in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp, Dinesh Karthik has decided to handover the captaincy of the franchise to England's World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan. KKR’s official website informed on Friday that Karthik wants to focus on his batting. The wicket-keeper batsman has had a tough time, managing only 108 runs from seven games at an average of 15.42