Morgan has no regrets

Morgan???s men were knocked out of the competition at the group stage on Monday but went out with a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Afghanistan on the Duckworth-Lewis method.

“It’s certainly been challenging – I’ve learnt a lot about myself and about other players,” the skipper told Sky Sports. “I’ve learnt a lot from Peter Moores as a coach, and I’ve got to know him a lot better.

“My experiences before [the World Cup] have been a little bit better than this tournament has gone, but looking forward down the line it’s out of my hands. The hunger is still there.”

Ian Bell struck his third half century of the tournament as England cruised to their rain-revised target of 101 off 25 overs with 6.5 overs in the bank.

The victory couldn???t paper over a hugely disappointing campaign but Morgan said: “There are no regrets. Absolutely not. We’ve given it everything and certainly I have.”

England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton has already confirmed a “major review” will be launched into the failings at the tournament, leading to speculation that some senior players could have played their last one-day international.

But Morgan does not think there should be a clear-out as preparations begin for the 2019 World Cup, which will be held in England.

“No, absolutely not,” he said. “We haven’t got guys coming towards the end of their careers. I don’t see a reason to.

“I think we have the right calibre of squad, guys on the outside need to be banging down the door.

“It’s an easy thing to sit here while we are not doing well and say somebody outside the squad is better.

“We considered everybody when selecting the squad. I still believe we had the right group of players here.”

Morgan does believe, however, that there should be a change in direction in how one-day cricket is viewed in England.

“I believe Test match cricket should be a priority but certainly things have to change because for a period of time now we haven’t had a great deal of success at World Cups,” he said.

“Guys need to see it as a thing to strive for as opposed to playing Test match cricket at home.???

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