London: Anglo-Irish cricketer Eoin Morgan wants to win the 2015 World Cup for England.
Morgan, who is already a World Twenty20 trophy winner, is setting his sights on the main 50-over trophy as part of a team he thinks can succeed in Australia in 2015 despite their recent 5-0 drubbing in India.
A leading daily quoted Morgan, as saying: “We’ve got half an eye on the next World Cup definitely. If you’ve got good players, they will improve every time they play and we’ve shown we can do well in most places, it is just in India where we struggle in one-day cricket.”
“If we look after the here and now and win series as we move forward then we’ll put ourselves in a position to win it when we get there,” he added.
Morgan can call himself one of the senior men in the England dressing room, even though he only made his debut in 2009.
He had an international grounding with Ireland before that and his performances have made him not only the world No.1 T20 batsman but the first name down on the team sheet in coloured clothing.
Add to that a one-off game as captain in Dublin last summer and it is easy to see why England instantly become a far better team with him than without, and why his absence from the India one-day tour with a shoulder injury was such a huge blow.
Morgan played at No.6 last summer following Collingwood’s retirement, and a second Test ton plus three 70s in seven matches was a fair return.
But he is not satisfied with that and with 15 Tests in 2012 he is aiming for more.
He added: “The opportunity was there to establish myself in the Test arena but it has been a slow process.”