Former England skipper Nasser Hussain said that he don’t want Eoin Morgan to drop himseld from the squad in T20 World Cup.
England will start their campaign vs West Indies later on Saturday.
Ahead of the game against the West Indies, Morgan has said that, for the good of the team, he is willing to drop himself during the T20 World Cup.
“Eoin Morgan says he is prepared to drop himself during this World Cup if he doesn’t feel he warrants a place but I wouldn’t do that if I were him. The captain’s value to this England side has always been more than just his runs. Morgan has driven England’s white-ball revolution and must now give himself the same backing and leeway he has shown to members of his side, when he has told them to go out and express themselves and stuck with them when it hasn’t come off,” Hussain said in his column for dailymail.co.uk.
“If it were a bilateral series, then fine, leave yourself out if you are struggling for runs and give someone else a chance. But not in a T20 World Cup that represents the culmination of five years’ hard work since that last-over onslaught by Carlos Brathwaite.”
Both Carlos Brathwaithe and Ben Stokes are not in their respective squads for the marquee event.
Nasser also said captaincy will play a huge role in handling the chaos for UAE event.
“Captaincy is vital in T20 cricket because it can be chaos. And you only have to look at the recent IPL to see that the finalists, Chennai (CSK) and Kolkata (KKR), had two of the best white-ball captains the game has ever seen in MS Dhoni and Morgan in charge.”