Eion Morgan set to step down as international cricket captain

If Morgan does decide to retire, Jos Buttler is likely to be appointed as the ODI captain.


After seven and a half years in command, Eoin Morgan is likely to retire as England’s white-ball captain and exit international cricket on Tuesday morning.

He succeeded Alastair Cook as England’s captain immediately before the 2015 ODI world cup, and even though the campaign wasn’t successful, he did soon lead England’s comeback alongside head coach Trevor Bayliss.

Morgan has had quite a great career, which resulted in England winning the ODI world cup in 2019. However, due to his recent form and level of fitness, he has started to consider about his next step.

Morgan has been struggling with terrible form for a period, and in addition, he was skipped over in last year’s IPL auction. He caught a few ducks during his last two matches for England against the Netherlands. He has only reached two half – centuries over his last 28 white-ball cricket international outings.

Prior to the Netherlands series, Morgan had told Sky Sports, “If I don’t think I am good enough or I don’t feel I am contributing to the team, then I will finish”.

With his 10,859 runs in international games, Morgan has transformed England’s ODI team from a ponderous victim to an assertive, irresistible side.