Eoin Morgan Is For England, What MS Dhoni Used To Be For India, Says Graeme Swann
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Eoin Morgan Is For England, What MS Dhoni Used To Be For India, Says Graeme Swann

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan[photo: Getty Images]

Former England spinner Graeme Swann lauded the country’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan and even compared him to India’s 2-time World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni. Eoin Morgan had taken over from Alastair Cook just before the 2015 World Cup and transformed the team.

England became a powerhouse in ODIs and T20Is under his captaincy, as Morgan and ECB focused on white-ball cricket, bringing in specialists and allowing players in T20 leagues across the globe.

Captain Eoin Morgan with England team
Captain Eoin Morgan with England team (AP)

Morgan reached the pinnacle when he led England to their maiden ODI World Cup win in 2019 at home and in T20Is as well, led England to the 2016 T20 World Cup in 2016. He has an excellent record in T20Is having won 31 out of the 54 encounters he has captained the team.

Eoin Morgan Is Going To Have A Good Series, He Is As Good As MS Dhoni As Captain And Leader: Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann
Graeme Swann. (Photo: Twitter)

Former England spinner Graeme Swann lauded Eoin Morgan and mentioned that he will have a good series against India, as the first of the five T20Is will be played on March 12 in Ahmedabad. Swann even compared the England captain to India’s legendary skipper MS Dhoni.

“Eoin Morgan is going to have a good series. He’s the leader, he goes in the middle order but it’s more on the field. He is for England, what MS Dhoni used to be for India, is the captain and leader. He’s got a lot of stature in that team and the players play for him. I think the T20 series will depend on how Eoin Morgan goes. If he has a good series with the captaincy and the bat, I think England will be very strong,” said Graeme Swann while previewing the India-England T20I series on Star Sports.

Virat Kohli and Eoin Morgan
Virat Kohli and Eoin Morgan (AFP)

In 93 T20Is, Eoin Morgan has flourished as a batsman as well, scoring 2278 runs at an impressive average of 30.37 and strike rate of 138.99. The southpaw’s highest-score in the shortest format of the game is 91.

All the five T20I matches between India and England will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad. After this both the teams will clash in three ODIS, to be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune.

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