Ultimate XI T20 Batsman 3-5: Eoin Morgan

By Sports Desk August 03, 2020
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Blessed with an ability to hit boundaries at the end of innings got observers to label Eoin Morgan a "finisher".

In 2010, he took those talents to the 2010 ICC Twenty20 World Cup where his exploits helped take England to the final they won.

Morgan was named England captain for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, having already captained England in ODIs and T20Is. He is the only England captain to have scored more than four ODI centuries. Under his captaincy, England won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time.

As of December 2019, Morgan is the all-time leading run-scorer and most capped player for England in ODI matches. He also holds the England record for the fastest fifty in ODIs and during the 2019 ICC World Cup, he hit the highest number of sixes in an ODI innings with 17 against Afghanistan.

He hit a six off the final ball of the innings to win a KFC Twenty20 Big Bash for the Sydney Thunder against the Melbourne Stars.

Morgan has also taken his big-hitting talents to a number of T20 leagues across the globe having played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Kings XI Punjab.

He also played for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

In January 2020, Eoin Morgan was named captain for Middlesex’s T20 team for the 2020 Vitality Blast campaign.

 

Career statistics (2006 – present)

Full name: Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan

Born: September 10, 1986, Dublin (33)

Major teams: England, Ireland, Bangalore Royal Challengers, Bangla Tigers, Barbados Tridents, England A, England Performance Programme, England Performance Programme XI, Ireland A, Ireland Under-19s, Karachi Kings, Kerala Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Peshawar Zalmi, Sir Paul Getty's XI, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sydney Thunder, Team Morgan, Tshwane Spartans

Playing role: Middle-order batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat 

 

T20I Career

Mat     Inns     NO       Runs    HS       Ave      BF       SR         100       50

89         87       18        2138     91       30.98   1555    137.49      0         13      

T20 Career

Mat     Inns     NO     Runs    HS     Ave      BF        SR         100       50

285      271      38      6321     91      27.12   4788    132.01      0          35      

 

Career highlights

  • Most capped T20I English player (89)
  • Leading T20I runs scorer for England
  • 7th all-time on T20I run-scoring list, 2138, avg. 30.98
  • 6321 T20 runs at 27.12

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