England cricket team’s white-ball captain Eoin Morgan has retired from international cricket with immediate effect.
Eoin Morgan is the all-time leading run-scorer and most-capped player for England in ODIs and T20Is. He guided England to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup title in 2019 and was also a part of the 2010 ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup winning team.
The 35-year-old scored 6,957 runs in 225 ODIs for England and hit 13 centuries. In 115 T20Is, Eoin Morgan scored 2,458 runs while also captaining the team in 72 matches. He also played 23 ODIs for Ireland.
Eoin Morgan’s international career began in 2006 with Ireland, while his England career began in 2009.
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“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,” Eoin Morgan said.
“I have been lucky enough to play in two World Cup-winning teams, but I believe the future for England's white-ball teams is brighter than ever,” added Morgan.
Eoin Morgan will continue to play domestic cricket and will be in action next as the captain of the London Spirit team in the second edition of The Hundred later this year.
Jos Buttler is expected to be named the next captain of the England cricket team.
England are due to play India in both T20s and ODIs after the one-off Test match.