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It's time for Eoin to make history, says Colly.


PAUL Collingwood is desperate to shed his status as the only man to lead England to glory on the world stage - and can think of nobody better to share the honour than Eoin Morgan.

Morgan will captain England in their first World Cup final since 1992 against New Zealand tomorrow.

Collingwood will be cheering him on from the pavilion in his role as assistant coach to Trevor Bayliss, but in 2010 he skippered England's triumphant World Twenty20 campaign in the Caribbean.

Now he is ready to share his place in the history books with a man who has underpinned the journey from also-rans in 2015 to red-hot favourites this weekend.

"I don't want to have that tag, I don't want to be the only England captain to do it," he said.

"There'd be no greater feeling for me than to see Eoin with that trophy. Nobody deserves it more. I'm desperate to see him to lift it because what he has done for this team is remarkable. It would be a perfect ending to this journey.

"Eoin has done a fantastic job and not just in these past four years, he revolutionised our whole approach with his attitude, how you go about playing the game.

"His legacy will last for a lot longer than this World Cup. We're the benchmark now and that approach and that legacy will go on."

Collingwood describes the chance in front of the squad as 'a perfect storm', with home soil advantage and the pageantry of a Lord's final.


Captain Eoin Morgan

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jul 13, 2019
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