England can win the World Cup, says captain Eoin Morgan

Melbourne, Feb 7: England skipper Eoin Morgan insisted Saturday that his side is capable of winning the World Cup if they are at their very best during the tournament.

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England are yet to win the prestigious trophy being beaten in the final on three occasions. They recently lost against Australia in the Carlton tri-series final, also featuring India. (List of broadcasters)

We are here to win World Cup: Morgan

"We're here to win the World Cup," Morgan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

"That's the bottom line. Like every other team, we're here to get the best out of ourselves, and us at our best we can win this World Cup."

The 28-year-old praised the talent within the squad and added that the players are looking forward to their campaign.

"The talent within the squad is untold. It's certainly the most talented squad I've ever been a part of, and to get the opportunity to lead these group of players in a World Cup is huge.

Maybe once, twice in a career you have an opportunity to go and win a World Cup. The opportunity is huge and guys are really looking forward to it," added Morgan.

Morgan ascended to the one-day captaincy in controversial circumstances less than two months out from the quadrennial event after Alaistair Cook was sacked.

However, his batting form has been a worrying issue for the England camp. In his last seven One-Day Internationals, Morgan has crossed the single figure mark only once.


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