Eoin Morgan had been struggling with poor form and fitness problems for quite some time. He had scored only two half-centuries in his last 28 international innings in limited-overs cricket. In a recent series against Netherlands he went for two ducks in two matches and did not play the third match.
According to the reports, Eoin Morgan, England’s World Cup-winning captain, was set to retire from International cricket this week due to poor form and injuries. There were several speculations that Morgan is going to announce his retirement this week itself.
The rumors and reports were true as today we have received the official announcement from England Cricket’s official social media handles that Eoin Morgan is retiring from international cricket. During his 13-year international career with England, the 35-year-old won the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as Captain in 2019 at Lord’s, the first time England Men had won the world crown. He was also part of the England team that won the 2010 ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean.
While retiring Morgan said “To what lies ahead for me, I will continue to enjoy playing at a domestic level while I can. I’m really looking forward to playing and captaining London Spirit in the second edition of The Hundred this year”. He also added “I have been lucky enough to play in two World Cup winning teams, but I believe the future for England’s white-ball teams is brighter than ever. We have more experience, more strength and more depth than ever before. I look forward to watching on with a huge level of excitement”.
After his retirement now Jos Buttler will most probably be the captain of England’s white ball cricket and looking at his form there is no other player better than him in world cricket right now. He will make a great captain.
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— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 28, 2022