Eoin Morgan Becomes The 4th Cricketer To Play 100 T20Is And The First From England

Eoin Morgan Becomes The 4th Cricketer To Play 100 T20Is And The First From England

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan. (Photo: Getty Images)

England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has been an absolute revelation in white-ball cricket, turning the country’s fortunes around since taking charge of them in 2015. While Eoin Morgan has enjoyed unprecedented success with the bat and leader, he also leads the charts in terms of experience. He leads England’s ranks as the most-capped player in T20Is, becoming the first player to play in 100 games and only fourth overall.

The ongoing T20I between India and England in Ahmedabad marked Eoin Morgan’s 100th T20I. As far as overall T20I matches go, Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik leads it with 116, followed by Rohit Sharma (109) and Ross Taylor (102). As for England, Jos Buttler follows next, featuring in his 77th T20I fixture. Morgan has 2306 runs in T20Is at 30.34, keeping a strike rate of 138.99.

Eoin Morgan Becomes The 4th Cricketer To Play 100 T20Is And The First From England
Image Credit: ICC Twitter

In the current series against India, the 34-year old batted only once so far when he made 28 runs in 20 balls, striking four boundaries in the second T20 international. His promising innings ended when Shardul Thakur delivered a slower ball and he hit it in the air and keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant caught it. Eventually, India won the match by seven wickets.

Eoin Morgan also the most-capped player for England in ODIs:

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan, England captain (Photo Credit- The Sun)

Eoin Morgan also leads England’s list of being the most-capped cricketer in One-day internationals, playing 219 ODIs. The Irishman was part of the squad that won the 2010 ICC World T20 in the West Indies and captained England to the finals six years later in India. After ushering the nation to the 50-over World Cup in 2016, Morgan would be aiming to add another crown later this year in the shortest format.

Also Read: Watch: 51-Year Old Jonty Rhodes Pulls Off A Terrific Direct Hit Run-Out From Backward Point