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Interesting numbers from Eoin Morgan’s career

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England’s World Cup-winning captain, Eoin Morgan, announced his retirement from international cricket on June 28, 2022, but will continue to play domestic cricket. Eoin Morgan’s career spans over 15 years making a debut for Ireland in 2006 and then a test debut for England in 2010. 

After the humiliation of the 2015 World Cup, Morgan is to be credited for the change he brought to England’s white-ball setup. For the type of cricket they play, the English team is currently among the most vivacious and fearless in the world. Prior to the 2015 World Cup, he was named the ODI team’s captain. But following that competition, Morgan and his men drastically changed the side after failing to make it to the quarterfinals. He led his team to the 2016 T20 World Cup finals, but Carlos Brathwaite’s heroics in the decisive match left him just short.

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Everyone still vividly recalls the 2019 World Cup victory, when he became the first English captain to hoist the elusive trophy. Morgan continues to be the most successful captain in T20Is, having led his team to 44 victories. When England easily posted a 300-plus total in the ODIs, it was clear that they had revolutionized white-ball cricket. The top three scores in the 50-over format, 444/3, 481/6, and 498/4, are theirs to hold.

Let’s take a look at Eoin Morgan’s career stats

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Credits- Jagran josh
  • ODI sixes- 17
  • 148 runs against Afghanistan- Third highest score by an English captain.
  • Most runs in an ODI- 6957
  • Most matches as a skipper- 72
  • Won most T20 matches as a skipper- 44
  • Most runs as an English player in T20 internationals- 2458
  • Player who played most One- Day International- 225
  • Player who played most T20Is- 115
  • Second-highest fifth-wicket partnership- 226 runs with Ravi Bopara
  • Former white-ball captain with most sixes- 202
  • Maximum runs in T20 internationals- 120
  • Second most fifty plus score (14) for T20s- 14
  • Most half centuries as an English player in ODIs- 42
  • Most fifty-plus scores (55) for England in the 50-overs format- 55
  • Fourth player with most sixes in international cricket-4

Read more: Rohit Sharma will not be a part of the squad for India vs England 5th Test; Jasprit Bumrah to lead in his absence

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