Eoin Morgan has announced his retirement from international cricket officially after a career spanning almost 16 years. Morgan, who has been going through a lean patch in recent times, has been a backbone for his team in limited-overs and has guided them to great heights in world cricket.
It was Eoin Morgan the captain who was responsible for the complete transformation of England’s white-ball setup after they made an early exit from the 2015 50-overs World Cup. From there on, the Three Lions played an aggressive brand of Cricket which helped them go on to lift the ODI World Cup in 2019.
Here in this article, we will have a look at some of the key numbers from Morgan’s international career.
1 – Eoin Morgan has been the highest run-scorer for England in both ODIs and T20Is.
Most runs for England in ODIs:
Eoin Morgan – 6957
Joe Root – 6109
Ian Bell – 5416
Most runs for England in T20Is:
Eoin Morgan – 2458
Jos Buttler – 2140
Alex Hales – 1644
1 – Morgan has been the only English Player to smash more than 100 Sixes in T20Is and 200 Sixes in ODIs. Morgan is also the only Player to Play more than 100 T20Is and 200 ODIs for England.
Most Sixes in ODIs:
Shahid Afridi – 351
Chris Gayle – 331
Sanath Jayasuriya – 270
Rohit Sharma – 245
MS Dhoni – 229
Eoin Morgan – 220 (202 for England)
AB de Villiers – 204
Brendon McCullum – 200
Most Sixes in T20Is:
Martin Guptill – 165
Rohit Sharma – 155
Chris Gayle – 124
Eoin Morgan – 120
Aaron Finch – 117
Most ODI matches Played for England:
Eoin Morgan – 225
Paul Collingwood – 197
James Anderson – 194
Most T20I matches Played for England:
Eoin Morgan – 115
Jos Buttler – 88
Chris Jordan – 75
2 – Morgan is the only English player to be part of both ICC Trophy wins in 2010 T20 World Cup and the 2019 ODI World Cup. England created history by winning an ODI World Cup for the first time under Morgan’s captaincy after 44 years in 2019.
Captains to win ICC Men’s World Cup for their Country:
Clive Lloyd for West Indies in 1975 & 1979
Kapil Dev for India in 1983
Allan Border for Australia in 1987
Imran Khan for Pakistan in 1992
Arjuna Ranatunga for Sri Lanka in 1996
Steve Waugh for Australia in 1999
Ricky Ponting for Australia in 2003 & 2007
MS Dhoni for India in 2011
Michael Clarke for Australia in 2015
Eoin Morgan for England in 2019
17 – Eoin Morgan holds the record for smashing most Sixes (17) in an ODI innings. He achieved this phenomenal feat during England’s victorious 2019 World Cup campaign against Afghanistan.
Most Sixes by a batsman in an ODI innings:
Eoin Morgan – 17 vs Afghanistan in Manchester, 2019
Rohit Sharma – 16 vs Australia in Bengaluru, 2013
AB de Villiers – 16 vs West Indies in Johannesburg, 2015
Chris Gayle – 16 vs Zimbabwe in Canberra, 2015
Jaskaran Malhotra – 16 vs PNG in Oman- Al Amerat, 2021
23 – Eoin Morgan Played 23 ODI matches for Ireland from August 2006 to April 2009 before making his debut for England in 2009. Morgan in his debut game smashed 99 runs vs Scotland in 2006.
44 – Morgan holds the record for winning most T20Is (44) as Captain. He led his side to finals in T20 World Cup 2016 & to the semifinals in T20 World Cup 2021. He has played joint-most T20Is (72) as Captain with MS Dhoni.
Most wins as Captain in T20Is:
Eoin Morgan – 44
MS Dhoni / Asghar Afghan – 42
Aaron Finch – 36
226* – Eoin Morgan was involved in an unbeaten 226-run partnership with Ravi Bopara for 5th wicket in ODIs.
Highest partnership in an ODI match for 5th (or) lower wicket:
Grant Elliott-Luke Ronchi: 267* vs Sri Lanka in Dunedin, 2015
David Miller-JP Duminy: 256* vs Zimbabwe in Hamilton, 2015
Eoin Morgan-Ravi Bopara: 226* vs Ireland in Dublin, 2013