England’s cricket team captain Morgan retires from international cricket


KATHMANDU: England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan has retired from international cricket with immediate effect on Tuesday.

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan led England to their maiden World Cup triumph in 2019. (Reuters)

England won the 2019 World Cup on his leadership. This is the first 50-over cricket title won by England. When Morgan was the captain, England was also in the top rankings of ODI and Twenty20 cricket.

But lately, Morgan, 35, has been suffering from poor rhythm and fitness. He was twice dismissed for zero in the recent ODI series against the Netherlands.

He is the highest run scorer for England in both ODIs and T20s. He has scored 6,957 runs in ODI cricket and 2,458 runs in T20I.

He has played 225 ODIs and 115 Twenty20 Internationals. This is also a record for England. In the last 28 internationals, he has scored half-centuries only twice.

It was because of this bad rhythm that he decided to retire from international cricket.

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