England Captain Eoin Morgan Likely To Announce His Retirement This Week – Reports

Updated - 27 Jun 2022, 01:00 PM

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan. (Photo: Twitter)

England National Cricket Team white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, who led England to the 2019 World Cup triumph, could announce his retirement from international cricket this week, as per a report in The Guardian.

The world Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan has played 248 One Day Internationals and scored 7701 runs at an average of 39.3 and a strike rate of 91.2. Also, he has played 115 T20 Internationals and scored 2458 runs at an average of 28.6 and a strike rate of 136.2. He only played 16 Test games in his career and managed to score 700 runs at an average of 30.4.

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AMSTELVEEN, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 19: Eoin Morgan of England looks on during the second One Day International between Netherlands and England at VRA Cricket Ground on June 19, 2022 in Amstelveen, Netherlands. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)
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Eoin Morgan has been struggling with form and fitness problems in recent times. In his last 28 international innings in limited-overs cricket, he has scored just two fifties and recently in the Netherlands ODIs he registered two ducks before pulling out of the third ODI due to a groin issue.

Morgan was born in Dublin and he made his ODI debut for Ireland in 2006. However, he officially switched to England in 2009. After spending a lot of time in England team he was appointed as England’s ODI captain on the eve of the 2015 World Cup in Australia. Under the leadership of Morgan, who had replaced Alastair Cook as ODI captain, England had a poor 2015 World Cup campaign. However, later he revolutionised England’s white-ball cricket alongside the former head coach Trevor Bayliss.

Jos Buttler To Become England’s New Captain If Eoin Morgan Retires

Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan
Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan. (Photo: Twitter)

If Eoin Morgan announces his retirement from ODIs and T20Is, Jos Buttler is expected to be appointed as the new captain of the England National Cricket Team as he has been the deputy of Morgan since 2015. Also, Moeen Ali is another captaincy choice England have.

Eoin Morgan, who revolutionised England’s ODI cricket, ahead of the series against the Netherlands had said that he will retire if he feels he is not contributing to the team.

“If I don’t think I am good enough or I don’t feel I am contributing to the team, then I will finish. That’s just the way I am and I hope that rubs off on the team. Your leader doesn’t have to be selfless; they can be whoever he or she wants to be, but I feel this is a better way of doing things,” Morgan had told Sky Sports ahead of the Netherlands series.

Also, Morgan, despite struggling for runs, has received the backing of new white-ball head coach Matthew Mott and the director of England men’s cricket Rob Key.

Eoin Morgan, England, 2019 World Cup
Eoin Morgan poses with the 2019 World Cup. Image-Getty

Also Read: Moeen Ali Feels Jos Buttler And Liam Livingstone Would Thrive In England Test Team Under Brendon McCullum

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