England's Eoin Morgan has retired from international cricket and will no more be seen leading the team and featuring as a player. The speculations in regard already revolved after his counterpart Moeen Ali, while talking to BBC's Test match special, hinted at Morgan's retirement.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the news on June 28th, applauding Morgan for his contributions to the team's white-ball cricket. The ex-skipper feels it is the right time to retire giving space to others.
Notably, Morgan became the first England skipper to win the ICC ODI World Cup title, lifting the trophy in 2019. However, his bad time started later, followed by a series of injuries. Recently, the batter scored two back-to-back ducks in first two ODIs against Netherlands, and missed the final one suffering a groin injury.
After seeing questions raised on his fitness and form, the under-pressure player chose to give up his post. However, his career as a player has not entirely ended since he has announced to play domestic cricket. His next assignment will be the upcoming 'The Hundred' and he is all set to lead the team, London Spirit.
“To what lies ahead for me, I will continue to enjoy playing at a domestic level while I can. I’m really looking forward to playing and captaining London Spirit in the second edition of The Hundred this year.” Morgan told ECB.
It must be noted that the batter made his international debut for Ireland in 2006 and featured in 23 ODIs for the homeland. Joining England Cricket Team, later on, Morgan has played 225 ODIs amassing 6957 runs. In 115 T20I games starting the shortest-format career in 2009, he has gathered 2458 runs in his 14-year career. He also has 16 Test caps to his name.