B’day Special: Born in Ireland, but this captain gave England the World Cup


new Delhi: England, who have been waiting for the ODI World Cup title for four decades, became the champions in 2019, and Eoin Morgan became the captain who won the World Cup to England. Today, on September 10, Morgan is celebrating his 34th birthday. Morgan was born in Dublin, Ireland and started international cricket in Ireland, making his Ireland debut in 2006. He then shifted to England and started playing international cricket for England in 2009.

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This left-handed batsman has scored a century in international ODI cricket from two countries. While Morgan International is the only cricketer in the world to have been dismissed for 99 runs in a ODI debut, in 2006 he played for Ireland against Scotland and was run out after playing for Ireland. Morgan was given the command of the England team in place of Alastair Cook just before the 2015 ODI World Cup. This World Cup was nothing special for the English team, but after that, under the captaincy of Morgan, England showed a great performance in ODIs.

Between June 2015 and July 2018, England played 16 bilateral ODI series, of which they managed to win 13. Due to this performance, he was also given the captaincy in the 2019 World Cup, and he did not let his country get disappointed and became the world champion for the first time. Not only with his captaincy but also with his bat, Morgan played an important role in getting England the World Cup.

Let us tell you that Morgan has scored 7,510 runs in 239 ODIs at an average of 39.73. This includes 14 centuries and 46 fifties. At the same time, Morgan has scored 2,240 runs in 94 International T20 matches at an average of 30.27. Apart from this, he has scored 700 runs in 16 Tests at an average of 30.43.


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