Eoin Morgan hints at not playing every game for England; aims to win T20 World Cup 2022

England captain had suffered a low-grade quadriceps injury earlier this year.

Eoin Morgan recently played in the T20 Blast 2022| Getty Images

England’s limited-overs captain, Eoin Morgan, has hinted that he isn’t going to play each and every game for the team this summer after getting injured while playing back-to-back games earlier this year.

He suffered a low-grade quadriceps injury in January 2022 after playing back-to-back games during the T20I series against the West Indies. However, the skipper hopes to play all three ODIs against the Netherlands, starting on Friday (June 17).

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But, after recovering from the latest injury, Morgan wants to make sure his body gets enough rest in order to be able to play for England in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022, as he wants to guide his team to its second T20 title in Australia later this year before thinking about the ODI World Cup 2023 in India.

Morgan stated: “That's (ODI World Cup 2023) a long way away. I need to get to the T20 World Cup 2022 first. I'm going to take it as it comes, managing my contribution, my body. At the moment, I still feel like I contribute and still feel like I can contribute to a World Cup win. That's an important drive for me.”

The 35-year-old added, “Some of our international games are back-to-back, I did it in the West Indies where I played Saturday, and Sunday and then injured myself before the game on Wednesday.”

He signed off by saying, “That was a result of playing two international games back-to-back. So it's unlikely I will be playing every England game this summer.”

(With Reuters Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 17 Jun, 2022

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