Morgan set to take the reins in India ODIs
England selection chief James Whitaker expects Eoin Morgan to lead the one-day side in India even though he has opted out of the upcoming tour of Bangladesh on security grounds.
Morgan, England's one-day international captain, and Alex Hales, who opened in both Test and limited overs cricket this season, informed the selectors before Friday's squad announcement they would not be touring Bangladesh because of security fears which arose after the July 1 terror attack on a Gulshan cafe which claimed the lives of 20 hostages.
Former Ireland batsman Morgan has won plaudits for overseeing an England revival in 50-over cricket following their embarrassing first-round exit at last year's World Cup.
"Eoin has done exceptionally well as captain," national selector Whitaker told reporters at Trent Bridge after announcing the squads for the Bangladesh tour.
"Over the last couple of years he's established a really good leadership base. He's done a marvellous job.
"It's slightly disappointing that he's turned this opportunity down, but we expect him to be captain in India.
"At the same time, we'll review as we do after every series. And all I'll say is, I expect him to be captain in India."