England’s ODI and T20 team captain Eoin Morgan has retired from international cricket. Morgan, who won the 2019 World Cup for England, was battling poor form and fitness these days. He was battling for form since the ODI World Cup. Since then he could only score one century. At the same time, against the Netherlands, the team made the highest score in ODIs by scoring 498 runs, but Morgan was dismissed for zero in two innings.
The 35-year-old captain could score only one half-century in the last 26 innings. Jos Buttler can be given the command of ODI and T20 in his place. Butler scored the most runs while performing brilliantly in the IPL.
Morgan has scored 6957 runs in 225 ODIs at an average of 39.75. His strike rate is 93.89. At the same time, 2458 runs have been scored in 115 T20 matches at an average of 28.58. It has a strike rate of 136.17. The 35-year-old Morgan took over the captaincy of T20 in 2012 and ODI captaincy in 2014. Under Morgan’s leadership, the England team has crossed the 400 mark in ODIs several times. At present, England has the three highest scores in ODI cricket.
Eoin Morgan had said before the ODI series against the Netherlands – If I don’t think I am good enough or I don’t think I am able to contribute to the team, then I will retire. Morgan’s performance in the IPL was also not special.
In IPL 2021, he led Kolkata Knight Riders to the final under his captaincy. However, he was a flop in batting. This was the reason that no one bought him in the IPL 2022 auction. His team is winning, but Morgan seemed to be struggling. This was the reason why he said goodbye to cricket.
Official: England’s ODI World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan has retired from international cricket.#eoinmorgan #cricket #worldcup #ODI #internationalcricket #cricketnews #cricketmemes #cricketforlife #CricMazza pic.twitter.com/wg34pqZm1b— Cricmazza (@cric_mazza) June 28, 2022