Eoin Morgan, who started his international cricket career with Ireland, has played 225 ODIs and 115 T20Is for England, a record for the Three Lions.
England’s 2019 World Cup winning-captain Eoin Morgan has announced his retirement from international cricket, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Tuesday. The left-hander had been battling fitness and form problems for the past year and it was widely reported by the British media on Monday that Morgan would indeed announce his retirement.
“After careful deliberation and consideration, I am here to announce my retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. This has undoubtedly been the most enjoyable and rewarding chapter of my career, it has not been an easy decision, but I believe Now is the right time to do so, both for me, personally, and for both the England white-ball teams I have reached this point,” Morgan said in a release issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The England and Wales Cricket Board aka ECB can confirm that England men’s ODI captain Eoin Morgan has retired from international cricket with immediate effect. During his 13-year international career with England, the 35-year-old won the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s as captain in 2019. That was the first time in England’s men cricket history when England won the ICC world crown. He was also a key player of the England team that won the 2010 ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.
Eoin Morgan is the all-time leading run-scorer and most capped player for England men’s in both ODIs and T20Is.
“During his seven-year stint as men’s ODI captain, he guided England to number one in the ICC world rankings, including notable series victories against all major nations,” an ECB release said. “
Morgan is widely credited with bringing about a drastic change in the way white-ball cricket is played in England and his captaincy has seen England win the 50-over World Cup in 2019 and the side won the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup. I also made a place.
The side also reached the semi-finals of the 2017 Champions Trophy and the T20 World Cup in 2021. The now 35-year-old made his ODI debut in 2006 as he first played for Ireland while his T20 debut came four years later. Playing for England in 2009.
Eoin Morgan, who started his international cricket career with Ireland, has played 225 ODIs and 115 T20Is for England, a record for the Three Lions. He has so far scored 7,701 runs in 248 ODIs at an average of 39.29, including 14 centuries and 47 fifties. He has also scored 2,458 runs in 115 T20Is.
Morgan’s Test numbers are a bit heavy as he was sidelined after scoring 700 runs in 16 Tests at an average of 30.43. Morgan has been battling poor form and fitness concerns and was recently ruled out of the final ODI against the Netherlands due to injury.