England captain Eoin Morgan has announced his retirement from international cricket. The 35-year-old is the leading run-scorer for England in ODI cricket. He was also the most successful captain for England. Morgan began his ODI career playing for Ireland way back in 2006 against Scotland. He then switched to Playing for England in 2009.
The Southpaw has scored 6957 runs in 225 ODIs for England, with 13 centuries. Overall, Morgan has 7701 runs in ODI cricket, with 14 centuries.
Morgan won 76 matches out of 126 games he captained for England in ODI with a win percentage of 65.25. His most memorable moment as an England Captain remains leading his side to their maiden world cup title at the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on home soil.
Morgan was also a highly successful T20I player, scoring 2458 runs in 115 matches, with 14 half-centuries and striking at 136.18.
He is the most successful T20I captain in international cricket, winning 42 of the 72 matches he has led his side.
Eoin Morgan will forever be remembered as the man who revolutionised England cricket after their dismal performance in the 2015 ODI World Cup. He asked the England players to play with the attacking mindset and since then England has become the team to beat in limited-overs cricket scoring 400 plus totals in ODIs for fun. They even reached the final of the 20-20 world cup 2016 and the semi-final of the 2021 20-20 world cup under his leadership.
Morgan also holds the record for hitting the most sixes in an ODI innings. He achieved the feat when he smashed 17 maximums against Afghanistan during the world cup 2019.
Praising Morgan, ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said: “Eoin was an exceptional talent from his early days with the Ireland team and over the years he developed into a top-class batter and captain, leading England’s resurgence in limited-overs cricket culminating in that quite extraordinary World Cup victory at Lord’s in 2019.”
“On behalf of the ICC, I congratulate him for an outstanding career and wish him every success in the next phase of his career,” he added.