England’s white-ball captain, Eoin Morgan is all set to retire from all forms of Cricket after enjoying the captaincy for seven & a half years. Morgan has taken this decision considering his prolonged poor form & fitness issues.
He has been unable to feature in crucial series due to regular muscle injuries in his right leg. He also missed the third ODI against the Netherlands on Wednesday due to a ‘groin niggle’ after registering consecutive ducks in the first two matches of the series. The Guardian newspaper on Sunday night reported that Morgan has been considering retiring from International Cricket on Tuesday & Jos Buttler probably would succeed him as captain of the limited-overs format.
“He obviously feels like he’s done with international cricket,” Moeen Ali told the BBC’s Test Match Special, “and the team for him still comes first, which just shows how unselfish he is. He’s done a remarkable job and he’s the best we’ve ever had, for sure.
“It is and it isn’t [a surprise] at the same time. It is because of the World Cup not being too far away at the end of the summer and he for us is our perfect leader. He’s done an amazing job, he knows what it takes to win. It’s a shame, it’s strange to comprehend the side without him at the moment. Obviously, things move on and you kind of get used to it, but it is sad,” Moeen added to his statement.
An overview of Eoin Morgan’s tenure as Captain of England’s white-ball Team
Eoin Morgan was appointed as the Captain of the white ball Cricket in 2014. He has led England’s white-ball team to heights of success & guided them to their first World Cup in 2019. He has played 379 international games, including Tests, ODIs, and T20Is, and he has amassed over 10,000 runs at an average of 35.60.
Eoin Morgan was at his best form in 2019 & 2020 but has witnessed a sharp decline in his form in the last 18 months. He has managed to score just a single half-century in 48 innings across domestic and international limited-overs format since the start of 2021 and failed to score a run in two innings against the Netherlands. In the current year, he has participated in four games and has amassed 30 runs at an average of 7.50. He has battled hard to bounce back to form but failed due to his continuous injury spate.
It remains to be seen that after retirement Morgan will stay involved with England’s National team by taking up a coaching role under Matthew Mott & whether he will retire from all cricket or continue to play in franchise leagues.