MX23RW : Thursday, April 22 00:23:57| >> :600:105597:105597:

Eoin Morgan keeps one-day international captaincy

Andrew Strauss insists that Eoin Morgan will continue to captain England in one-day international and Twenty20 cricket.

Director of England cricket Andrew Strauss has revealed that Eoin Morgan will not be replaced as the one-day international captain.

The batsman took on the role earlier this year just ahead of the Cricket World Cup - a tournament which England exited at the group stages having won just two of their six matches.

However, despite that disappointment, Strauss has insisted that 28-year-old Morgan is the right man to take England forward over the 50 and 20-over formats of the game.

"It's my belief that we need far more separation between the Test and the one-day sides going forward. We've got to do things differently and come up with new ideas," he told Sky Sports News.

"In order to do that, I think we'd benefit from having a specialist one-day captain. Eoin Morgan has just taken up that role at the World Cup and it's very harsh to judge him on what went on in that campaign. He's an excellent candidate to lead England in one-day and Twenty20 cricket.

"He's playing the T20 competitions all around the world, gaining knowledge from different sources and he can apply that to the England cricket team."

Dublin-born Morgan is currently playing in the Indian Premier League for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

ID:222405: cacheID:222405:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2111:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
England's cricket team captain Alastair Cook reacts after scoring his half-century (50 runs) during the first day of the final match of a three-match Test series between England and West Indies at the Kensington Oval Stadium in Bridgetown on May 1, 2015
Read Next:
Strauss issues Cook backing

rhs 2.0

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!