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Morgan also praise England selectors

Eoin Morgan thinks one coach isn’t enough

Umid Kumar Dey
Published Date: 13 Jan 2018 | Update :

England batsman Eoin Morgan is of the opinion that one coach isn’t enough to handle a team in all three formats. His reasoning is that the differences between all the format is widening and cricket will continue changing. And as a result, there could be changes in the structure.

"I think down the line there will be," Morgan was quoted saying by Cricinfo when asked whether he saw a need for different coaches for each format.

"Cricket is going to change even more in the next 10 years than it has in the previous 10 years. I'd say, if anything, the formats are getting further and further apart. So I'm open to it."

England’s horrific performances in the 2015 World Cup changed the face of the nation in terms of cricket. And Morgan admitted to it. Morgan claimed that ever since that humiliation, the team have been given a clear indication that the 2019 World Cup was the main goal and that performing there is the main objective of the team.

"It had quite a significant role, really," Morgan said. "After that, a line was drawn in the sand and we were given clear directives that the goal was the 2019 World Cup. The gap between the England team in that World Cup and where we need to be in 2019, I don't think anybody knows.

“But to bridge the gap between where we were at in that World Cup and, say, being in the semi-final or the final was the first port of the call. Bridging that gap came quicker that we ever thought it would.”

He then went on to praise the selectors for instilling confidence in the team, stating that they have the privilege to be as adventurous as they like.

"We got a huge amount of confidence from the selectors. Andrew Strauss, our director of cricket, gave absolute clarity in what we wanted. I think, as a captain and backroom staff, we certainly thrived on that. It's not often you get free rein and ambition to be as adventurous as you like."


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