Eoin Morgan wants to continue as England skipper

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Sydney, March 13: England skipper Eoin Morgan insists that he is still keen to continue at the helm of the team despite leading the side to arguably its worst ever World Cup campaign.

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England finished the tournament with a nine-wicket consolation win over Afghanistan here on Friday, but the outcome failed to shift the spotlight from the side's dismal show.

File photo of Eoin Morgan

While coach Peter Moores seems highly unlikely to hold onto his current role, Morgan's time as captain could well continue into the future, especially as he took over from Alastair Cook only late last year.

"Looking forward, potentially doing it down the line it's out of my hands but again I've enjoyed the experience, it is (something I'd like to keep doing). The hunger is still there and the recognition of me looking at the best of us as a side I think is a good side," Morgan was quoted as saying by news.com.au.

Morgan was honest in his appraisal of his side's performance in the quadrennial event, saying they have not fared well enough and a lot of thinking needs to be put in to make England a force to reckon with in the near future.

"I think we've a good squad of players who are here and I think it's important to realise that we haven't clicked at this World Cup and moving forward we've got to realise where we are and where we want to be and how we want to get there," he said.

The skipper added it has been a challenge leading the side and he has enjoyed learning from Moores.

"It's certainly been challenging. I've learned a lot about myself and about other players. I've learned a lot from Peter Moores as a coach and I've got to know him a lot better. I've enjoyed that," he concluded.

Morgan himself is in horrendous form that has seen him dismissed for a duck four times in the last six weeks, with his batting average at the World Cup being a niggardly 18.

IANS

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