Eoin Morgan: ‘Future for me, hopefully looks bright’

England's World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan claims he is not done yet and that he is shifting focus next to the 2019 World T20 in Australia.

England ODI and T20I skipper Eoin Morgan will next feature in the T10 cricket league.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

Ever since England won its first and only men's 50-over World Cup title -- beating New Zealand in the final -- there has been speculations over the future of the team’s captain, Eoin Morgan.

But the man himself told Sportstar on Monday that he is not done yet. In fact, his focus has now shifted to the World T20 -- to be held in Australia next year.

“Future for me, hopefully looks bright. We have an outstanding group of people. The focus is now on the T20 World Cup next year,” Morgan, who is the ambassador of the Abu Dhabi T10, said.

“Between now and then, we have 18 T20 games. We only have a handful of ODIs. So, every bit of our focus shifts to Australia, where the T20 World Cup is,” England’s limited-overs captain, said.

It’s been a while since his team created history by winning the World Cup title, but Morgan still ‘struggles to put’ the experience in words.

“It feels amazing. It really does. I still sometimes struggle to put into words. The work we have done in the last four years -- since the 2015 World Cup -- and the journey has been remarkable,” he said.

After a poor outing in the 2015 World Cup -- where the team failed to reach the knock-outs -- England regrouped under Morgan and coach Trevor Bayliss.

“As a team, we started to create something where hopefully for the future, people started to think that we are competitive going into tournaments. It’s just not an one-off thing. Winning the World Cup gives everybody a huge boost. The nature and the fashion in which the final was played -- I think it’s brilliant for the sport. What sport needs sometimes is this, regardless of which sport it is. It’s fantastic for the game,” he said.

The 33-year-old will be one of the icon players in the league -- which begins on November 15 -- and will be live on Sony Pictures Sports Network.