Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan has ‘no interest’ in England Test captaincy job

England’s World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan insists he has no designs on succeeding Joe Root as Test skipper.The idea that Morgan would be parachuted in at the age of 35, having last played the five-day format more than 10 years ago, always appeared fanciful but he had been touted in some quarters as the kind of strong leader who could lift the side out of their current rut.But the Dubliner, whose focus is fully trained on the T20 World Cup in Australia this winter, has made it clear he is not an option.I haven't played red-ball cricket for a...
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Eoin Morgan backs Ben Stokes for England Test captaincy and rules himself out of running

England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan says he “wouldn’t have any interest” in becoming Test skipper and has backed Ben Stokes as the most suitable candidate. Morgan led England to victory in the 2019 50-over World Cup with defeat over New Zealand in the final, the result was a culmination of a remarkable turnaround of the team’s white-ball form following a disastrous group-stage exit in 2015.It resulted in calls for Morgan to lead England’s Test revival after Joe Root’s resignation as captain following the team’s recent struggles in the Ashes and on tour in the Caribbean.When asked whether he would be...
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Eoin Morgan ‘immensely proud’ to receive Freedom of the City of London

England’s World Cup winning-captain Eoin Morgan was awarded the Freedom of the City of London on Wednesday.The 35-year-old, who was born in Dublin, guided England’s men’s 50-over team to World Cup glory on home soil in 2019 and continues to lead the team in white-ball cricket.Morgan has played for Lord’s-based Middlesex throughout his career and made more than 350 international appearances across all formats.He said: “I am thrilled and immensely proud to receive this recognition. Leading England to its first ever one day World Cup win was my dream but cricket isn’t just about showcase events like this.“It’s about nurturing...

Eoin Morgan ruled out of West Indies T20 series because of injury

England captain Eoin Morgan will miss the final two matches of the Twenty20 series against West Indies because of a thigh injury. Morgan missed the third game, which England lost, on Wednesday after feeling some pain in the warm-up. The England and Wales Cricket Board said tests had showed Morgan...

England captain Eoin Morgan to miss remainder of West Indies series

England captain Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of the rest of the Twenty20 series against the West Indies because of a thigh injury.Morgan felt there was a problem while warming up ahead of Wednesday’s third Twenty20, which he skipped as a precaution, so Moeen Ali skippered England in a 20-run defeat as they fell 2-1 down in the five-match series.A subsequent examination has highlighted a slight issue and England have elected not to risk Morgan for this weekend’s double-header, where the tourists must win both games to prevail in a hard-fought series in Barbados.An England and Wales Cricket Board...

Australian conditions put England among T20 World Cup favourites – Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan senses England will be more at home in Australian conditions at the T20 World Cup this year than they were when a chance at history in the United Arab Emirates went begging a couple of months ago.A bid to become the first nation to hold both white-ball World Cups simultaneously was brought to an end in the Gulf after they were beaten by New Zealand at the semi-final stage.Morgan believes holders and hosts Australia will be the team to beat in the autumn, even if England remain the top-ranked T20 side in the world, but he feels more...

England captain Eoin Morgan says development more important than winning in West Indies T20 series

England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan says the development of his side is more important than winning during the five-match T20 international series in the West Indies. Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Mark Wood and Ben Stokes are among those missing due to their Ashes exertions, so there could be international debuts for left-arm seamers David Payne and George Garton and batter Harry Brook in Saturday's series opener (8pm UK time).

Eoin Morgan believes Test cricket ‘has always been the priority’ in England

Eoin Morgan believes it is “laughable” that The Hundred is being blamed for England’s Ashes humiliation as he insisted Test cricket “has always been the priority”.A 4-0 defeat in Australia has prompted much soul-searching and England Test captain Joe Root reasoned that anyone coming into the set-up is doing so “in spite of county cricket, not because of county cricket”.First-class cricket in the country has been increasingly pushed out into the margins of the season in recent years while the inaugural edition of the England and Wales Cricket’s 100-ball event in 2021 was held in July and August.While Root has...