Sport : Cricket

Morgan backs possible Strauss role

19th December 2012, 01:53pm

Bet with SkyBet  India v England. Click here to bet.

Morgan: Learnt a lot from Strauss

Morgan: Learnt a lot from Strauss

Eoin Morgan today gave his unqualified support to the prospect of former England captain Andrew Strauss taking up a mentoring role with the national team.

Morgan, who will lead England in Thursday's International Twenty20 against India in Pune, knows Strauss especially well after playing with him at international level, and also at Middlesex in county cricket.

Morgan began his England career under Strauss' captaincy, and believes he owes much of his development as a cricketer to the help he received from him.

Reports suggest Strauss, whose successful tenure as Test captain ended four months ago, may be considered for a consultancy role by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

"It sounds like a great idea," said Morgan.

"When I first came into the team, Straussy was captain - and the amount I've learned from him both on and off the field, things about life in general, he certainly took me under his wing."

Morgan, taking charge of the Twenty20 team here in the absence of injured regular captain Stuart Broad, is confident Strauss could help others prosper too.

"I used him [his advice] to maximum effect.

"The things I learned, if he can pass them on to younger guys coming through or the next guys in line, it will be a massive benefit for English cricket."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Bet with SkyBet  India v England. Click here to bet.

Cricket Videos

    Does Moores deserve a second chance?

    Does Moores deserve a second chance?

    23-April-2014

    The What's the Story team debate whether it was the right decision to allow Peter Moores to return as head coach of England.

    Cook - Farbrace a good appointment

    Cook - Farbrace a good appointment

    23-April-2014

    England captain Alastair Cook is pleased that Paul Farbrace has been appointed as Peter Moores' assistant coach.

    Farbrace set for England role

    Farbrace set for England role

    23-April-2014

    Paul Farbrace is set to join Peter Moores in the England coaching set-up, and has been tipped to succeed by his predecessor as Sri Lanka coach, Graham Ford.

    Moores ready for big challenge

    Moores ready for big challenge

    23-April-2014

    Peter Moores says he is ready for the challenges ahead as England Cricket Head Coach.

    Sky Bet

    Facebook Favourites