England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan says Australia would be wary of hosting the ICC Men's T20 World Cup this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. <p></p> <p></p>Australia has managed to control the spread of the virus better than other countries with just over 7,100 positive cases, more than 6500 recoveries and 103 deaths. <p></p> <p></p>They sealed their borders well in advance for six months and will be putting themselves in a heightened state risk should an event of the scale of T20 World Cup be allowed to proceed. <p></p> <p></p>"I'd be surprised if it goes ahead," Morgan was quoted as saying by the <em>Press Association</em>. "My reasons for that would be if you look at how Australia has handled the pandemic, they've shut down the borders pretty early, had a limited number of cases and deaths in comparison to the rest of the world." <p></p> <p></p>He continued, "Their biggest worry moving forward - a small negative to a huge positive - would be they almost don't know what the immunity would be like if the virus does have an outbreak." <p></p> <p></p>ICC is meeting on Thursday to formally take a decision to postpone the world cup to 2022. <p></p> <p></p>Morgan, who led England to their maiden ODI World Cup triumph last year, said even a handful of cases could undo the good job Australia has done in their efforts to keep the deadly virus in control. <p></p> <p></p>"Having 16 teams across several venues has the potential to expose something," Morgan said "It might only be a handful of cases to be spread, but when you look at how quickly it escalates, you weigh up the chance of playing a World Cup or postponing it, (which is) probably a bigger positive." <p></p> <p></p>All professional cricket has been suspended for over two months now since the coronavirus outbreak but Morgan says that the forced break may have given players a chance to refresh mentally. <p></p> <p></p>"It doesn't change that view for the simple reason that I think there are a lot of players that would have benefited from this break," he said. "It's not a physical break it's a complete mental refresh from the game that we're grossly involved in and have been for some time. I certainly have." <p></p> <p></p>Morgan, 33, hopes to lead England at the 2020 and 2021 T20 World Cups says he is mentally ready to get back onto the field having spent time away from non-stop action due to the pandemic. <p></p> <p></p>"I feel at that stage now where I want to pick up a bat again and I'm ready to go as opposed to picking up a bat because I'm playing in three weeks' time. That's always a nice place to be," he said.