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Joe Root’s T20 Future Hangs In The Dilemma Of Uncertainty

After winning the maiden 50-overs World Cup title, England captain Eoin Morgan has now set his sights on next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia. England recently registered an excellent 3-2 series victory over New Zealand. England have currently built a reputation to produce aggressive batters who play the limited-overs format with complete freedom. The likes of Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, and Jos Buttler are those kind of batters who fit into that group.

England’s Test captain Joe Root has always stated that he wants to represent the national team in all the three formats of the game. Morgan also remained hesitant about Root’s T20I future during a recent interview. The English skipper noted that things look too far away currently for the Test captain.

“It’s too far away. Yeah, he does – and given the nature of Joe’s schedule and others, they don’t have a lot of opportunities to play Twenty20 cricket,” quoted Eoin Morgan.

Morgan talked about England’s recent T20I centurion, Dawid Malan, and noted that he played really well in the recently concluded five-match T20I series against New Zealand. The England captain revealed that Malan was picked for the series due to his consistent performances earlier in Australia and New Zealand.  Morgan also stated that the agenda of players who focus on coming not-out in every game will be addressed.

“He’s played really well and probably the most impressive thing that got him on the tour was those first four or five games (when Malan scored several 50s) – and the fact he scored them in Australia (and New Zealand) where the World Cup is being played,” Morgan concluded.