Ben Stokes backs ‘phenomenal leader’ Eoin Morgan to remain as captain
Under favourable batting conditions, Morgan avoided two consecutive Dutch rounds in a one-day international game against the Netherlands and has only half a century in England’s game in the 26-round white ball.
The 35-year-old missed England’s third ODI at Amstelveen on Wednesday with a hip problem after suffering long back and knee injuries.
Morgan’s struggle for fitness and fitness in the Netherlands. Also as the run for the rest of England’s batsmen, inevitably raise questions as to whether he will stay at the top.
England will play three T20I games and three ODI games against India and South Africa in July. It is ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia, where Morgan will turn 36 this year.
Gus Butler, who has long been named England’s next captain, replaced Morgan in the last ODI game. However, Stokes expressed his support for Morgan’s continuation.
Butler also backs Morgan
Butler is Morgan’s clear heir and is currently at the hot spot of his life.
The 31-year-old, who recently played in the Indian Premier League, was named the best player in the series. It was after England comfortably beat the Netherlands by an eight-point margin.
Butler had 134 balls, 248 runs without conceding a wicket in three games and 19 appearances below, averaging 185.07 strokes – 11 more than his other English friends.
But after captaining six out of nine ODIs, Butler supported Morgan to defeat the demons and remain captain.
“His place in the camp is unquestionable and I can not tell you what he achieved.
Speaking of the England captain, Butler said: “I’m disappointed with leaving the morgue. But it was a good fight and it’s an honour to lead the team.
“I feel good. I think it’s of course another challenge. Also, I have to learn.