Eoin Morgan Set To Retire From International Cricket This Week
Eoin Morgan, the England captain who led his team to victory in the World Cup, is allegedly evaluating his future and may announce his retirement from international cricket this week. The 35-year-old experienced form and fitness problems during the recently finished ODI series against the Netherlands in Amstelveen before withdrawing from the third match due to a groyne ailment.
While Morgan was dismissed for a golden duck in the first ODI of the three-match series, he was seen returning to the pavilion for a seven-ball duck in the second game. His performance graph has reached a dreadful bottom, and his form has been declining recently. That could have also been a factor in why no franchise selected him in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
The English white-ball game has undergone significant change over the past seven years thanks in large part to Morgan, according to a piece by The Guardian. The southpaw shocked many by taking part in a corporate match at the stadium on Saturday, but he has now cancelled a visit to the Hackney school for the cricket charity "Chance to Shine."
If Morgan decides to stand down as captain, Jos Buttler, who has been the team's vice-captain since 2015 and has led them on 13 occasions, is anticipated to replace him. Moeen Ali, another recent replacement, might also be a contender.
Given that the English team is one of the best right now and that they are preparing for both the T20 World Cup this year and the ODI World Cup that will be defended the following year, it makes sense that Morgan is thinking about his time in the white-ball format.
Rob Key and white-ball coach Matthew Mott have shown Morgan a lot of encouragement. Only two half-centuries in his previous 28 international innings in the two white-ball formats. One of the most dangerous white-ball batting sides in cricket history has undoubtedly been constructed by Morgan, and his successor would undoubtedly want to continue in the same vein.