England head coach Trevor Bayliss has already announced that it will step down from the coach’s position after the upcoming Ashes series against Australia. In the meantime, former England fast bowler Steve Harmison has come up with a surprising name to succeed Bayliss. Harmison has backed current England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan to replace Bayliss as the head coach of the national team after the Ashes.
The English team suffered a disappointing loss against Bangladesh in the 2015 World Cup, which also in turn brought an end to their campaign in the league stages of the tournament itself. After that massive happening, England started to approach the limited-overs format in a brand-new style by bringing in players who have the ability to turn the game on its head on the judgment day. Morgan has played an important role in the transforming the national side.
“I think Eoin Morgan is a magnificent leader. People laugh at me sometimes but when Trevor Bayliss is leaving after the Ashes, I’d give him the job. I’d want Morgan to lead England as coach,” Steve Harmison was quoted as saying.
I would have him in the setup in a leadership role
Harmison stated that the England Test captain, Joe Root and the other players as well have got a lot of respect for Morgan. He mentioned that he is the best person for the leadership role due to his calm and composed attitude even in the immense pressure situations. Harmison also ranged in comparisons between Morgan and Michael Vaughan as both of them are a lot similar in decision making.
“Joe Root and the players have got so much respect for him that I would have him in the setup in a leadership role because he’s calm and extreme pressure just doesn’t seem to bother him. He’s a bit like Michael Vaughan in that aspect, he can make decisions under pressure – clear, calculated decisions that are the right ones,” he added.
The former pacer further stated that there have been some chinks in Morgan’s batting in the past, but it is his brilliant leadership qualities which sets him apart from the rest. “There have been peaks and troughs in his batting, but I’ve never thought for one minute that he shouldn’t be in that side because his leadership qualities are so fantastic,” the former fast bowler concluded.