Eoin Morgan is one of the most talented batsmen of the modern era, where he has produced some outrageous cricket shots in his illustrious career as well, but his recent form has invited a lot of criticism from several corners.
Morgan has had a wonderful career so far with seven centuries to his name from 136 matches. He has scored 3848 runs at an average around 36, which is a decent one.
But his recent scores of 0,2,0,0 in his last four innings have not gone unnoticed. When a batsman comes up with such scores, his confidence is also shattered, which must be the case with Morgan as well.
So when England take on New Zealand, all eyes would be on the skipper of the English side, who has to lead the team from the front by scoring runs, which will also help the team.
Talking about his recent string of low scores, he said, "I'd love you to explain it to me because I don't understand it," as was quoted by Daily Mail.
"I try to keep things as simple as possible. You don't look any further than what's in front of you and I've done that but it hasn't worked."
Morgan is a sort of player, who on his day can win matches single-handedly. It might just be a matter of time, before he regains his touch and take the World Cup by storm. The left hander, when in form can be as destructible as David Warner, Kevin Pietersen etc.
"I believe it will work and when it does hopefully I can cash in on it and make it either a match-winning performance or build on somebody's else's."
But, it is not that the player has been completely out of form as well, for the player hit a century against the Aussies in mid-January as well.
"I've certainly done the same things I've been doing since the start of the tour and I started it with a hundred. That's only five games ago. It's not that long ago."
Morgan is a player with a strong character, hence one can expect the player to fight and grind it out against his opposition to find his form and show his skills.
Each and every player goes through a lean a patch and unfortunately for Morgan, it seems to the happening in the world's biggest stage, World Cup.
"I think the fact I've been through bad patches before has helped," said Morgan,
"Re-engaging with that belief you need to have and a determination in training probably gives me more confidence than if it were the first time I'd been through a bad run."