Eoin Morgan Retirement: Eoin Morgan Announced International Retirement

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Eoin Morgan Retirement: England cricketer Eoin Morgan announced his international retirement on June 28, 2022. Eoin Morgan was born on September 10, 1986 in Dublin.

Eoin Morgan Announced International Retirement

Though reports had already suggested about his likely retirement, the official announcement was made by ECB on Tuesday.

He made his international debut on August 5, 2006 for Ireland against Scotland. On June 05, 2009, Eoin Morgan made his T20I debut for England and on May 27, 2010 Morgan made his Test appearance for England in a match against Bangladesh.

He was the first player to score an ODI hundred for two nations(Ireland and England). Morgan was also part of England teams that won their first title in 2010 at the World T20 and captained the team to the final in 2016.

Under Eoin Morgan’s captaincy, England won their first-ever 50-over title at the 2019 World Cup. He also led England to the No. 1 ranking in one-day internationals (ODI) and T20s.

Eoin Morgan said: “After careful deliberation and consideration, I am here to announce my retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.

“To call time on what has been without a doubt the most enjoyable and rewarding chapter of my career hasn’t been an easy decision, but I believe now is the right time to do so, both for me, personally, and for both England white-ball sides I have led to this point.

“From my start in the international arena with Ireland to winning the World Cup in 2019, I have never lost sight of how integral family support is to any international sportsperson.

To my Mum and Dad, my wife, Tara, and our family around the world thank you for your unconditional support throughout the good and more challenging times in my career. Without you all, this incredible journey would not have been possible.

“I must also thank my teammates, coaches, supporters, and those behind the scenes who have made my career and any successes possible.

I am hugely proud of what I have achieved as a player and captain, but the things I will cherish and remember the most are the memories I made with some of the greatest people I know along the way.

“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.

“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.”

Rob Key, Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, said: “On behalf of the ECB and everyone involved in cricket, I’d like to thank Eoin Morgan for his outstanding contribution to the game.

“It will be wrong to think Eoin’s legacy was just winning the World Cup in 2019; it is far greater than that.

“As with all great players and leaders, he has changed the way the game has been played, and he has changed the way an entire generation and generations to come will play this form of the game. His legacy within the game will be felt for many years to come.

“He is, without question, the best leader I have seen. I wish him well in the next chapter of his career.”

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Moeen Ali lauded Morgan

England all-rounder Moeen Ali lauded Morgan’s “massive achievement” and said, “There were so many times where people were caught on the boundary and they were like, ‘I should have just hit a single,’ and he was like, ’No, no, next time you hit it out of the ground.’

We’d never come across a captain like that before.”

Morgan has played 16 Tests (all for England), 248 One Day Internationals (23 for Ireland, 225 for England), and 115 Twenty20 Internationals (all for England) and scored 700 runs in Tests, 7,701 in ODIs, and 2,458 in T20Is.

FormatCountryMatchesRuns100sAverage
TestEngland16700230.43
ODI
Ireland23744135.42
England2256,9571339.75
Total2487,7011439.29
T20IEngland1022311028.73

Eoin Morgan’s Cricket Career Overview

  • Eoin Morgan made his international debut for Ireland in an ODI against Scotland in August 2006, scoring 99 in his first game at the age of only 16
  • His first international century came against Canada in the ICC World Cup League 2007 game in February.
  • Morgan played his first game for England in May 2009 against West Indies, just over a month after he had secured Ireland a spot in the 2011 World Cup
  • Eoin Morgan made his T20I debut at Lord’s in the T20 World Cup game against the Netherlands in 2009.
  • He made his Test debut in 2010 and scored his first Test hundred against Pakistan in the same year
  • Morgan’s second and final Test ton came against India in August 2011 in Birmingham but his form dipped after that. His last Test appearance was against Pakistan in Dubai in February 2012
  • Morgan took over the ODI captaincy from Alastair Cook just before the 2015 World Cup, with England suffering an early exit in the tournament after their defeat to Bangladesh
  • Under his captaincy, England reached the no.1 spot in ICC men’s ODI ranking
  • Under his captaincy, England won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time.
  • Under Eoin Morgan, England also made it to the semifinal of the 2020 T20 World Cup before losing to New Zealand
  • In March 2021, Morgan became the first male cricketer for England to play in 100 T20Is (57 as captain).
  • Morgan captained England in 126 ODIs and 72 T20Is, with his last appearance for the team coming against the Netherlands on June 19, 2022
  • Morgan is the all-time leading run-scorer and most-capped player for England Men in both ODI and T20I matches.
  • He is the only England captain to have scored more than 4 ODI centuries
  • As of May 2021, Morgan is the all-time leading run-scorer and most-capped player for England in both ODI and T20I matches.