England captain Eoin Morgan stated on Tuesday that if his dismal form continues, he will be willing to withdraw from the T20 World Cup. In seven Twenty20 innings for England this year, the 35-year-old left-hander has scored just 82 runs. In the recently concluded Indian Premier League, he only scored 133 runs at an average of 11.08, despite leading Kolkata Knight Riders to the final last week. Morgan is a prolific ball-striker who can quickly increase the scoring rate, as seen by his strike rate of 138.25 in 107 Twenty20 internationals.

“It’s always an option,” the middle-order batsman said in an online news conference when asked if he might drop himself. “I’m not going to get in the way of a World Cup-winning team.” Morgan, who captained England to World Cup triumph in 50-over cricket two years ago, added: “I’ve been short of runs but my captaincy has been very decent.”

“I’ve always been able to separate the two and tackle them as separate issues. I’ve enjoyed the role of captain despite not being a bowler and being a little older and not contributing as much on the field. You have two bites at the cherry when it comes to having an impact on the game.”

Morgan is set to lead England against New Zealand on Wednesday, ahead of their tournament opener against the West Indies in Dubai on Saturday. Morgan missed England’s warm-up loss to India on Monday.

Despite the fact that several players’ families were present at the tournament in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, he questioned how long the current limitations could be maintained. “Yes, they’re becoming more liberal,” he added, but it’s getting to be a really significant period of time that we’ve been complying with all of these. I don’t think they’ll last much longer because for people to do that and then perform well at a high level is simply not sustainable.”