The Hundred will be a vehicle for developing new talent: Eoin Morgan. The second edition of the Hundred begins on August 3rd.
Former England captain Eoin Morgan, who retired from international cricket after England’s tour of the Netherlands. A firm believer in The Hundred, the country’s newly established franchise cricket tournament. With the second edition coming up in less than a week. The Englishman revealed that the contentious tournament has the potential to strengthen English cricket.
Morgan, who will captain the London Spirits in the upcoming edition. Served as a commentator since retiring from international duty in June. Although England has had a successful T20 tournament in the form of the T20 Blast since 2003. Morgan believes that The Hundred will be critical in retaining the cream of the country’s next generation of talent.
The Irish-born cricketer also stated that he has advocated for players to play in foreign leagues and tournaments, but that with the introduction of The Hundred last year, they no longer need to go down the same path with such fierce competition in the country.
“For the majority of my career, I’ve been a huge advocate for players going abroad, playing in big tournaments, and taking on different roles, either as one of the senior players in the group or as one of a number of overseas players in a team.” There is a different level of expectation there. But, with such a good tournament at home right now, there’s no reason for that to happen again. We’re extremely fortunate that the Hundred has been such a success, allowing us to develop the product and involve the players.” Morgan stated in an interview with ESPNCricinfo.
Domestic heroes are produce by strong domestic tournaments: Eoin Morgan
One of the most significant effects of the newly establish tournamen the resurgence of Liam Livingstone on the international stage, who had appeared in only two games for England prior to 2021. Morgan praised the tournament’s impact and stated that domestic competitions always produce domestic heroes. He cite the example of Chris Lynn, who, while not as successful for Australia as he with the Brisbane Heat in the BBL, is regard as a hero in the country for his batting prowess in the Big Bash.
“I believe that the only thing that strong domestic tournaments produce is domestic heroes.” Normally, it is only experience when playing international cricket, but tournaments such as the Big Bash have produce Chris Lynn. He’s a fantastic domestic player – international cricket hasn’t worked out for him – but he’s a massive hero in Australia. “Everyone knows exactly what he does and how he does it,” the World Cup-winning captain added.