Eoin Morgan spoke about England's mental state after 2015 World Cup © Getty Images
Eoin Morgan spoke about England’s mental state after 2015 World Cup © Getty Images

Eoin Morgan recently said England cricketers received a lot of support after their disappointing show in 2015 World Cup. Morgan especially spoke about Andrew Strauss and the selectors for their outlook after the journey. England darted out of 2015 World Cup in the group stage after they lost to Bangladesh. Morgan also said the board had made their expectations clear of how they want the team to perform in 2019 World Cup.

“We got a huge amount of confidence from the selectors. Andrew Strauss, our director of cricket, gave absolute clarity in what we wanted. I think, as a captain and backroom staff, we certainly thrived on that. It’s not often you get free rein and ambition to be as adventurous as you like,” Morgan told EspnCricinfo.

“It had quite a significant role, really. After that, a line was drawn in the sand and we were given clear directives that the goal was the 2019 World Cup. The gap between the England team in that World Cup and where we need to be in 2019, I don’t think anybody knows. But to bridge the gap between where we were at in that World Cup and, say, being in the semi-final or the final was the first port of the call. Bridging that gap came quicker that we ever thought it would (sic),” he added.

Morgan also spoke about the idea of having different coaches for different formats.

“Cricket is going to change even more in the next 10 years than it has in the previous 10 years. I’d say, if anything, the formats are getting further and further apart. So I’m open to it (different coaches for different formats). England have had different coaches for different formats in the past when Zimbabwean legend Andy Flower had decided to keep the longest format under him and delegate the other two to former English spinner Ashley Giles,” Morgan said.