T20 World Cup: Eoin Morgan wants to remain England's captain for the 2022 tournament in Australia

"I think I still have enough on the team. I love playing cricket for the locker room at the moment, the boys give absolutely everything," said Eoin Morgan after England lost to New Zealand with five wickets.

England captain Eoin Morgan hopes to lead the team at the 2022 Twenty20 World Cup in Australia, the 35-year-old said after his team was eliminated in the semi-finals of this year's edition on Wednesday. England lost a dramatic five-wicket bout to New Zealand in Abu Dhabi and put an end to their dream of becoming the reigning champions in the one-day and T20 format.

The game was played against the backdrop of the Yorkshire unrest following allegations of racism by former team player Azeem Rafeeq, but Morgan sees his diverse English team as a role model in the game. When asked if he would like to remain captain after England's defeat, Morgan replied, “I hope so. I think I still show enough on the team. Right now I absolutely love playing cricket for the locker room, the boys absolutely give it their all. ”Those who will improve are at the forefront of changes on and off the field and have many things to be proud of, not just in the field.

"That's why I'm very proud to be their leader."

Morgan couldn't blame his team against New Zealand after scoring 166-4 after being put on the bat, then keeping Ken Williamson's team below the running average until James Neshams finished 27 of 11 shots and Daryl Mitchell solidly to to end the game. He hits 72 of 47 balls.

Morgan congratulates New Zealander Daryl Mitchell on winning the Tour "When we first stepped into the game, we knew both teams were very similar and they both play a great brand of cricket," added Morgan. “To the full credit of Kane and his team, they surpassed us today. Unfortunately, we came to the wrong end of the stick in a tough match.

“I can't go wrong with anything we've done tonight. We fought incredibly during this tournament. I think we did a good job and tonight we did the same, but we failed. “It can happen in cricket, but I'm very proud of the players who gave everything during this tournament. “I thought we were right in the game, from rounds to probably 17 and 18. They built the game up until they had to push the button and then they got through well. So her plan came up.

“I thought we got them out of the way and we put them exactly where we wanted them by this point. So if you can do that, you're giving yourself the best chance of winning, but unfortunately we didn't make it. " Morgan admitted that conditions were not right for England, despite praising the way Nesham treated them when he changed the game. "We're a six-stroke team that love to beat sixes and we struggled to score six," said Morgan. “I think that's a very good indication of the wicket, which may be a bit ambidextrous and offer a bit of spin, but we just got stuck there.

“We changed the game plan, adapted it to the circumstances and probably posted about the score. So we felt right in the middle of the stage in the middle of the game. I think if you look at the start we made, we took early wickets that couldn't have been better. " Commenting on Neesham, he added, “The ability to get out of a ball and hit sixes is something not many people have. So the merit of everything is that he swung the game in favor of the Black Caps. " Williamson praised the "heart" of his team when they booked a game against Pakistan or Australia on Sunday.