No Bangladesh regrets for England skipper Morgan


Eoin Morgan says his family were offended by the response to his withdrawal from the tour of Bangladesh last year, but England's one-day international captain is adamant he does not regret the decision.

Morgan and Alex Hales opted not to travel with the squad to Dhaka for the three-match ODI series in October, where a terrorist attack took place in July.

As skipper, Morgan in particular came under heavy criticism over his absence, but the 30-year-old claims to be unaffected by the incident.  

"My way of dealing with it was to get away from things, which I did," Morgan told BBC Sport.

"My family saw a lot of it and were very offended, but that is part and parcel of being in the limelight."

In a separate news conference, he said: "I don't have any regrets.

"When I made the decision I considered all consequences. I felt very comfortable with the decision."

New father Joe Root is expected to join the squad in time for the first of three ODIs against India in Pune on Sunday, although the star batsman could also find himself rotated out of the side during England's time in the subcontinent, with the last of three Twenty20 internationals due to be played in Bangalore on February 1.

"He should be here ready for selection for the first ODI," Morgan said.

"Joe's probably one of three players first on the list to be rested if there is an opportunity. 

"I think the weigh-up for us is international cricket over domestic cricket. 

"The last thing we want to do is rest Joe in an international game and him to go back and feel under pressure to play cricket for Yorkshire. 

"There's always a debate between both and we feel there's enough rest between here and the Champions Trophy for him to feel fresh come the start of June."