Eoin Morgan set to retire from international cricket

Published: 27 Jun 2022

Online Desk

England's World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan is set to retire from international cricket.

An official announcement could be made on Tuesday, reports BBC.

Under Morgan, England won the World Cup in 2019 and reached the top of the one-day and Twenty20 rankings.

But the 35-year-old, who took charge of the one-day side in 2014, has struggled for form and fitness in recent times. Vice-captain Jos Buttler is the favourite to replace him.

England face India in a three-match T20 series starting on 7 July, while the T20 World Cup in Australia begins in October.

Morgan is England's leading run-scorer of all time in one-day and T20 cricket with 6,957 and 2,458 runs respectively.

His tally of 225 ODIs and 115 T20s is also an England record.

He took over from Alastair Cook as ODI captain and oversaw England's miserable 2015 World Cup campaign when they were knocked out in the group stages.

But Morgan implemented a new, attacking approach which has helped England break the record for the highest one-day total three times.

England achieved that feat most recently in making 498-4 against the Netherlands last week, but Morgan made ducks in his two innings in the series and missed the third ODI with a groin problem.

He has made only one half-century in his past 26 white-ball innings for England.