Eoin Morgan wants to lead England to 2019 Cricket World Cup

Feb 28, 2017
Eoin Morgan has quit leading England in test cricket matches.

One-day captain Eoin Morgan says he has given up on playing test cricket matches again but aims to lead England to the 2019 World Cup.

The 30-year-old played the last of his 16 tests in 2012, while he has appeared in 240 one-day and T20 internationals.

England face West Indies in three ODIs next month, with the first game taking place in Antigua on 3 March.

“Test cricket has gone for me. I don’t think I’ll ever play it again,” said Morgan.

Joe Root, who plays in all three formats, was named as England cricket test captain earlier this month.

However, Morgan said he “absolutely” wants to retain the captaincy of England’s white-ball sides before the Champions Trophy this summer and World Cup in 2019, with both tournaments taking place in England and Wales.

“That’s where all the plans are going towards, what we’re working towards as a side so it will be great to be a part of it,” said Morgan. – BBC