A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Eoin Morgan looking forward to the challenge of leading the England T20 side

Morgan is raring to lead England to victory in the 2014 edition of the World Twenty20

England batsman Eoin Morgan has announced that he is looking forward to the challenges of leading the country’s Twenty20 side in the future.

England, who won the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 in 2010, failed to make it past the super eights stage in last year’s edition of the tournament.

Morgan noted that the team’s performance during last year’s World Twenty2o was not up to expectations and added that the side should draw some inspiration from the outstanding performances of the Test squad.

“As we’ve seen in the past, when the Test side has done well, it’s had a knock-on effect with the other two teams – and certainly we’ll be looking to win and take confidence and momentum from the Test side and keep the winning habit up,” Morgan said. “Sri Lanka was a bit of a disappointment – we certainly didn’t achieve any of our expectations or perform in crucial games when we really needed to. There were a number of areas we looked at and identified, and we hope we’ll produce the performances which will catch up the learning curve we’re going through at the moment.

“It’s in preparation for Bangladesh, and the young guys coming through have fantastic potential. I hope they’ll perform over the next four or five days.”

Morgan has now got his sights set on 2014, when the World Twenty20 is hosted by Bangladesh.

He is also excited about the promotion from vice-captain to captain.

“Being vice-captain of the Twenty20 side in the first place, you’re always going to be thrust into a situation where the captain might get injured,” Morgan said. “It’s something not that I’ve prepared for it, but mentally you think if something happens to Broady then you might get the chance. Really, I’m quite happy to take the reins.”

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