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Middlesex appoint Eoin Morgan captain for T20 Blast
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Middlesex appoint Eoin Morgan captain for T20 Blast

Eoin Morgan has been named Middlesex skipper for their T20 Blast campaign next season.

The World Cup-winning captain takes over the reins of the side from Dawid Malan, who signed a four-year deal with Yorkshire in November.

Morgan played a pivotal role in Middlesex's improved performance in last year's T20 Blast, as they reached the quarter-final stage for the second time since their title win in 2008.

The middle-order batsman slammed three half-centuries in the tournament including a quickfire 83 off 29 deliveries during his side's record chase of the 227-run target against Somerset.

Morgan's leadership skills and tactical excellence on the field have garnered accolades from different sections of the cricket fraternity.

He has developed as one of the best modern-day captains in world cricket and Middlesex head coach Stuart Law welcomed Morgan's new role in the team.

“I’m really excited to have Morgs at the helm for our T20 campaign," he said.

“He is currently the best white-ball captain around and will offer a great deal of experience on and off the field to the team in this format.

“I can’t wait to start working with him to build a squad of players to challenge in this format.”

The 33-year-old also positively reacted to his appointment and looked forward to building on the significant gains made in 2019.

“I’m delighted to be awarded the T20 captaincy. The role is one that I have really enjoyed," Morgan commented.

“We’ve got an exciting group of players here at Middlesex, with plenty of talent and a good blend of youth and experience, and I’m really looking forward to helping the club build on the improvements we made in this format last year.”