Eoin Morgan, England's limited-overs skipper has announced to fold up his international cricket, not only giving up his career as a captain but also quitting the playing role. According to reports, he will publicise his decision on June 28, Tuesday.
His mate, Moeen Ali was in conversation with BBC's Test Match Special and revealed that Morgan has taken the decision for the team, paving way for others to be in the captain role. As per Moeen's statement, Jos Buttler is likely to succeed Morgan as England's white-ball cricket skipper.
We’ve been so strong over the years and he probably feels like his time is done and that he’s given enough time for Jos, or whoever the captain is going to be, to embed his way,”
It must be noted Morgan took over Sir Alastair Cook in 2014 ahead of the World Cup 2015. He has featured in 248 ODIs since 2006 amassing 7701 runs, out of which, 6957 have been scored for England.
The Irish-born cricketer has played 115 t20Is for England gathering 2458 runs, which total more than 10,000 runs across ODIs and T20Is. Morgan has also played 16 Tests for the Three Lions.
Under his captaincy, England won the ICC World Cup 2019 beating New Zealand in the final after the super over was tied. He has taken the decision to retire from international cricket following the concerns raised on his form and fitness,
It is pertinent to mention here that he could only score two fifty-plus scores in his last 28 appearances.