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Eoin Morgan’s Journey To The World Cup Championship

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Eoin Morgan’s Journey

Eoin Morgan was named England captain in 2015 as the team prepared for the World Cup. Then, with the worst defeat, the team was eliminated in the first round. After this, Morgan made England a great power in ODIs and T20s and made up for the 2015 World Cup performance.

Morgan was born on September 10, 1986, in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. He had dual citizenship as his father was Irish and his mother was English.

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He started his cricket career in Ireland and captained Ireland in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup. He emerged from under-19 cricket and represented Ireland in 2 World Cups. He also started his ODI career for Ireland in the same year and played a total of 23 ODIs. 

The transition from Ireland to England was very easy for Morgan. A player representing a Test-playing country will have to wait at least three years if he wants to play for another country. But since Ireland was then an associate member of the ICC, a condition that could not apply to Irish players.

In 2007, he played for England as the 12th player in the Lord’s Test against the West Indies. However, his debut for England came in May 2009, when he played in the ODI series against the West Indies. In other words, Morgan is one of the players who got the honour of representing two countries.

Morgan holds the record for most 225 ODIs played for England. He scored 7701 runs, which is also a national record. He scored 744 for Ireland and 6957 for England. He also scored one of his 14 ODI centuries for Ireland.

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In the last days of 2012, India was very close to becoming number one in T20. It required only one success. The second and final T20 of the series was underway at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. India had given England a target of 178 runs. Morgan played a leading inning at that time. England came closer to the victory but the matter went to score three runs on the last ball to win the match. There was no sound in the stadium when Ashok Dinda came to bowl the last ball and Morgan ended the game with a brilliant six. His innings of 49 on 26 balls also levelled the series.

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England’s team was disappointed by the defeat in the 2015 World Cup. The New Zealand team was on a tour of England. After the first three ODIs, New Zealand took lead in the fourth match. It gave England a target of 350 runs, but again Eoin Morgan scored 113 on just 82 balls which helped England break the record in 44 overs. Morgan shared a 198-run partnership with Joe Root. His innings will be always remembered for a long time.

Before the Champions Trophy 2017, South Africa team was on the tour of England for the first ODI series. England was bowled out for 198 in the first ODI of the series when Morgan played another memorable inning of his career. Morgan scored 107 off 93 balls with the help of 5 sixes and 7 fours. Together with Moin Ali, he shared 117 runs, which proved to be the winner in the end.

In the World Cup 2019, where England became the champion with an extraordinary performance, Morgan also appeared prominently by playing a wonderful role, especially in the match against Afghanistan. He scored a century off just 57 balls with a record of 17 sixes which is the highest number of sixes in any individual innings in ODIs.

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In England’s ODI team captain led 126 times and 72 times in T20I and won ICC World Cup 2019. 

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