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Eoin Morgan announces retirement from international cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the news of Morgan’s retirement.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 29 June 2022 10:33 am

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After multiple reports suggested that England’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan may draw curtains on his international career, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the news of Morgan’s retirement. The English cricket board said that Morgan has retired from international cricket with immediate effect. Notably, Eoin Morgan played at the highest level for more than a one-and-half decades.

“The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can confirm that England Men’s white-ball Captain Eoin Morgan has retired from international cricket with immediate effect,” ECB said in a statement on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the 35-year-old said that he took this decision after careful deliberation and consideration. “After careful deliberation and consideration, I am here to announce my retirement from international cricket with immediate effect,” said Morgan.

“To call time on what has been without 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,” Morgan added.

Notably, 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. Morgan is also the all-time leading run-scorer and most-capped player for England Men in both ODI and T20I matches.

The southpaw represented England in 225 ODIs and 115 T20Is and accumulated 9,415 runs across the two formats. In ODIs, Morgan scored 6,957 runs, including 13 hundreds at an average of 39.75 while in T20Is, the 35-year-old scored 2,458 runs. Morgan also represented England in 16 Tests and scored two centuries.

Also, Morgan oversaw 76 victories in 126 ODIs with a win percentage of 60 percent, the best win record by any England Men’s ODI Captain in the history of the game. In T20Is, Morgan led England on 72 occasions.

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