Eoin Morgan Retires From International Cricket, Jos Buttler Is Likely Replacement

Eoin Morgan Retires From International Cricket, Jos Buttler Is Likely Replacement

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27 Jun 2022
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England most successful captain and the highest run-scorer in ODI (One Day International) and T20, Eoin Morgan, is reportedly set to retire from international cricket. Morgan took the captaincy of England’s T20 team in 2012. He has scored 2458 runs in 115 T20 matches.

Because of his leadership skills, he was also given captaincy of England’s ODI team in 2014. In ODIs, he scored 6957 runs in that edition of the game to emerge out as one of the best player for English team. It has been a long and successful reign for Morgan who led England to the final of the T20 World Cup in 2016 and won the ODI World Cup in 2019.

Morgan was a key part of England’s discover of his white-ball cricketing style. Under his leadership, the team played ferocisouly taking on all opponents alive and playing an aggresive style of cricket.

Earlier this month, Eoin Morgan captained England in their ODI series against the Netherlands and several players looked in benevolent form with the bat as the scored the most runs in an ODI, with a score of 498-4 in the opening game.

However, the Irishman struggled for form, going for ducks in the first two games and missing the final game after suffering a groin problem. There was much speculation about Morgan’s future, before these retirement reports were expected to be confirmed on Tuesday, as he has only one fifty in his last 26 white balls for England.

Jos Buttler is the favorite to take over the captaincy, having played 151 ODIs and 88 T20Is for England and is in fine form, scoring an unbeaten 162 off 70 balls in the first game against the Netherlands.

He will face a first real challenge as a captain in T20I series against India which starts on 7 July. Some other Cricket pundits have made speculations about promoting Moeen Ali as captain but the news of his comeback in cricket is still talked about, it is unlikely that he will take up the position.

Eoin Morgan has been a leading figure in T20 cricket, his captaincy style has been bold and multidimensional. Whoever takes up the captaincy will have big shoes to fill.

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