England’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan is set to announce his retirement from all forms of international cricket on Tuesday, June 28, reported the Sky Sports Cricket. It will be curtains for a fantastic white-ball International career, spanning over 15 years. Morgan made his International debut for Ireland in 2006. However, he later switched allegiance to England in 2009.
Recently, Eoin Morgan had expressed his desire to lead the England cricket team at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 later this year. However, his present batting form and fitness were a growing concern for England, which might have prompted his decision to retire from the sport. In his last two ODI matches, Morgan bagged a couple of ducks against the Netherlands. He has just two fifties to his name in the last 28 international innings.
Eoin Morgan is set to announce international retirement on Tuesday 🏏pic.twitter.com/moVzVSbUf9
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 27, 2022
Earlier this year, Eoin Morgan failed to interest any of the Indian Premier League franchises and remained unsold in the auctions. His career off late has also been hampered by fitness issues. The English captain has not been able to play regular matches due to muscle injuries in his right leg.
Overall, Eoin Morgan has played 379 International matches, scoring 10859 runs across all formats, at an average of 35.60. He has sixteen centuries and sixty-four half-centuries to his name at the International level. Morgan is credited to have revolutionized England’s white-ball approach since he took over the captaincy reigns in 2014.
The biggest highlight of Eoin Morgan’s career was the ICC World Cup 2019. He led the England team to their maiden World Cup title. Jos Buttler, who has been Morgan’s deputy, is likely to take over the leadership duties for England.
Eoin Morgan has done a remarkable job: Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali, who has played extensively under Eoin Morgan’s leadership praised the veteran England batter. He expressed that it will be strange to comprehend the England white-ball team without Morgan. Moeen added that Eoin Morgan is a selfless cricketer, who has always kept the team first.
“He’s done a remarkable job. It is a shame. It is strange to comprehend the side without him. Things move on and you have to get used to it, but it is sad. I’m not surprised at the same time because he is a very selfless person and probably is thinking about the team more than anything,” Moeen told BBC Test Match Special.