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Middlesex and England cricketer Eoin Morgan has revealed in a Facebook question and answer session he is doing everything he can to win his place back into the England Test team.

The 27-year-old sat down and answered fans questions on the social media platform ahead of a busy summer schedule for the Middlesex limited overs captain as he interacted with fans from all over the globe.

The left-handed batsman will lead his county in the first ever domestic double header in England on Saturday as Essex and Sussex travel to play at Lord’s before he captains his country against Sri Lanka at the Oval on Tuesday.

He goes into the busiest week of the season so far in superb form after hitting a century in a 10 wicket victory over Lancashire earlier this week after starting the year with his county instead of the lucrative Indian Premier League.

Many people flocked to his official Facebook page as his ‘likes’ grew by over 50,000 in 24 hours as he flew past the 100k barrier with lots of people asking him about the IPL to which he responded:

“I thoroughly enjoyed my previous four years at the IPL, I have learned so much and still regard it as the best domestic T20 competition in the world. I chose to miss this year’s IPL to play for my home county Middlesex with my long term future aspirations being to play Test cricket.

“I would love to be a part of the Test team this summer and I think there is still a lot of hard work to be done before achieving this.”

Morgan is now seen as a senior player in the England set-up and he has been handed the captaincy for the one-off T20 against Sri Lanka with Stuart Broad absent with his knee complaint and Morgan revealed he can’t wait to lead the team again.

“It was a very proud moment of my career, to captain your country in any sport is something that people dream of. I am very grateful for this opportunity.”

Plenty of focus from his supporters was based on the shortest format of the game with the new NatWest T20 Blast starting this weekend he was asked a number of questions about the sweep shot and the new campaign:

“The reverse sweep is one of my favourite shots and I practice it for hours and hours in order to improve it and some basics you may find useful are keeping your eyes level when moving and allowing your hands enough space to manoeuvre.

“With the possibility of Freddie (Andrew Flintoff) returning to T20 cricket is very exciting, he is a hero of English cricket and somebody that I have always loved watching perform.

“I am excited at the possibility of a new T20 season, the preparations have been really good at Middlesex and everybody is excited to get started on Saturday.”

The aggressive batsman also discussed what is his favourite part of a cricket tea amongst different topics and you can see the full Q&A on his Facebook page here.

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