Eoin Morgan considering stepping down as England skipper due to back injury

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Morgan also highlighted that he wanted to lead the side in T20 World Cup, but didn’t want to let anyone down.

England's next limited overs commitment is five T20 internationals on their tour of New Zealand in November. (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: England World Cup winning skipper Eoin Morgan has hinted that he might step down as the white-ball captain due to a back injury.

Morgan’s side scripted history last month in becoming the first England team to win the World Cup, triumphing in a thrilling finale as they defeated New Zealand in a super-over.

The 32-year-old had suffered a back spasm during the World Cup match against West Indies in Southampton.

"I need more time to think, that's the honest answer," Morgan told Test Match Special when asked if he would lead England into the T20 World Cup next year. "It's a big decision, a big commitment."

"Given the injury that I went through in the World Cup, I need time to get fully fit."

"I actually need the season to end pretty soon so I can have that time to physically get fit and guarantee that it's not an injury risk between this year and next, and then I'll be able to make a call on that."

Morgan also highlighted that he wanted to lead the side in T20 World Cup, but didn’t want to let anyone down.

"When you lead, you have to lead from the front," he said. "And you have to be physically fit at the start, and then finding form is another thing.

"Hopefully, that works itself out. As captain, you take a little bit more on board than probably just being a player," he said.

England's next limited-overs commitment is five T20 internationals on their tour of New Zealand in November.

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