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England Captain Ready to Drop Himself from World Cup Squad for Team’s Benefit

England Captain Ready to Drop Himself from World Cup Squad for Team’s Benefit

England’s limited overs team has improved a lot and has come a long way since the last time debacle in the 2015 World Cup.

Cricket news: Morgan feels if he does not fit into the team, he will move aside for the sake of the team

The management have reformed the team and given it a whole new shape and three years down the line, they have become a strong contender to life the World Cup which will be held at their home ground in 2019.

The limited overs captain Eoin Morgan has seen many ups and downs and has beautifully led the team from the front. However he has cleared that he won’t to hesitate to move aside if it benefits the team.

England will face Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series away from home and it will tough for them as they have previously struggled in the sub-continent. It will be interesting to see how they handle the spin and it would also help England prepare for the World Cup.

While talking to Sky Sports ahead of the first match of the series, Eoin Morgan has said that the team has gone through a lot over these past years and has grown considerably. The left-handed batsman, who is going through a torrid phase with the bat, said that he would drop himself if he feels he is not contributing enough to the team’s cause.

“It is a brave call but we have come a long way with this team and we need to put ourselves in the best position in order to be contenders. If that means I am not good enough to be in the team as a captain or as a player I will be the first one to say it, I’m an honest guy. I’m more than capable of making a tough decision,” Morgan said.

Morgan has previously made it clear that everyone has to contribute in order to keep their place in the team and stake their claim.

England is currently on a good run as they have won eight consecutive bilateral ODI series and the fact that the home side is not in a great shape, it gives them great opportunity to extend their run of form.

Rakesh Rakshit

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77