England's limited overs skipper Eoin Morgan claims he has no regrets over pulling out of the Three Lions' tour of Bangladesh, revealing that he is happy with the decision he made. The 30-year-old will return to lead his country in the One Day Internationals (ODIs) against India post Christmas and believes that he still retains the trust of the side.
Morgan and opening batsman Alex Hales are the two players who refused to tour Bangladesh citing security reasons with their stance coming in for criticism from former players with Michael Vaughan calling the decision a "huge mistake".
However, the Irish player insists that he has no regrets over his decision and claimed that everyone he trusts backed him and supported his stance.
"It was a difficult decision to make and I don't think a lot of people would have made it, but I am certainly happy with the decision that I have made. We're (England team) are a tightly knit group who back each other's decisions no matter what and in particular in this case where every decision for the individual was his own decision and whatever was right for him. Everyone within the game that I trust has supported me, including players past and current who I lean on for big decisions," Morgan said, as quoted by the Guardian.
England have undergone a renaissance in the shorter formats of the game under Morgan, with director of cricket Andrew Strauss not wanting to make changes to the team that has been successful, which means that Hales will also return to the squad.
Morgan will play in the upcoming Big Bash League where he will captain Sydney Thunder in the absence of an injured Watson. The southpaw will play five games for Thunder before flying out to India early next month for England's limited-over series against the hosts.