New Delhi: Batsman Eoin Morgan will be England`s limited-overs captain during the three-match one-day international series against India in January despite missing the tour of Bangladesh over security concerns, assistant coach Paul Farbrace said.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler stood in as skipper for the 2-1 series win against a Bangladesh side that had won their six previous ODI series at home.
"He (Morgan) will definitely be captain in India. There can`t be any way around it -- he deserves it," Farbrace told reporters in Chittagong.
Farbrace was among a number in the England hierarchy to express disappointment with Morgan and opening batsman Alex Hales`s decision to skip the tour.
The pair, however, were expected to return for India and Farbrace said he would have no concerns over their likely inclusion.
"The one-day team is particularly close. There are a lot of mates in the team," he added.
"That helps when those who haven`t been here come back in January, because it is close-knit."
Buttler scored 145 runs during his three matches in Bangladesh and Farbrace urged the 26-year-old to carry his fine form in ODIs into test cricket.
"The way Jos has batted out here, he has looked like he`s been batting on different pitches," Farbrace said.
"He`s on this trip as the second keeper to start with, but if he plays that way again. There is no reason he can`t get back into the side."