Graeme Swann compares Eoin Morgan to MS Dhoni

Graeme Swann called the England white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan an inspirational leader, drawing similarities to how MS Dhoni used to be for Team India.

Eoin Morgan has grown in stature after leading England to their first ODI World Cup title win in 2019. He has an excellent record as a T20I captain as well, having won 31 of 54 games he captained.


Previewing the India-England T20I series on Star Sports, Graeme Swann shared his views about the likely star performers from the visiting team.

The former off-spinner feels England’s chance of winning the T20Isolely depends on Eoin Morgan’s form and called the southpaw a talismanic leader like MS Dhoni.

“Eoin Morgan is going to have a good series. He’s the leader, he goes in the middle order but it’s more on the field. He is for England, what MS Dhoni used to be for India, is the captain and leader. He’s got a lot of stature in that team and the players play for him. I think the T20 series will depend on how Eoin Morgan goes. If he has a good series with the captaincy and the bat, I think England will be very strong,” said former England spinner Graeme Swann.

Eoin Morgan has scored 2278 runs in 93 T20I innings at an impressive average of 30.37. While his strike rate is 138.99, the southpaw’s highest score in the shortest format of the game is 91.