Eoin Morgan

Domestic Team: London Spirit
Date of Birth: 10.09.1986
Batting Style: Left Hand
Role: Batsman
Bowling Style: Right-Arm, Medium Seam
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Test Rankings
54 414
ODI Rankings
25 650
T20I Rankings
14 599
Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan - Professional England Batsman

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Eoin Morgan: professional career

Eoin Morgan was born on September 10, 1986 in Dublin, Ireland. Captain the Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL) and Middlesex County team at various times in the Vitality T20 Blast led the England limited overs team. During this period, the British won the ICC Cricket World Cup (2019) for the first time in history.

Eoin Morgan - ODI and T20I captain in England since 2009-present
Eoin Morgan – ODI and T20I captain in England since 2009-present

Eoin Morgan: professional career

Morgan started cricket while still in school. He grew up in Rush, where he attended a local cricket club and was later recruited into the high school team, which allowed him to play at the local Leinster County Senior Schools Cup. At the same time, he was engaged in hurling, which affected his choice of position (batsman), allowing him to form a unique playing style that proved to be effective in short format competitions.

Having entered Dalich College, Eoin did not give up cricket and improved his results so much that he soon received an invitation to the Irish youth team. So, at the age of 17, he took part in the U-19 World Cup, becoming the most effective batsman on the team. Two years later, he was named youth captain, finishing in the final second on the list of top runners in the tournament.

Since 2005 he has been playing for Middlesex in the County Championship. Morgan made a significant contribution to the team’s victory in the Twenty20 Cup, playing a decisive role in the victory over Kent in the 2008 season. After main captain Shaun Udal was injured, Eoin Morgan had to replace him. Although, there were many more experienced players in the Middlesex squad (for example, Chris Silverwood and Murali Kartik). The young cricketer, who was only 22 years old, coped with the task brilliantly, which positively influenced his position in the team.

Eoin Morgan played in 13 professional teams since 2005-precent
Eoin Morgan played in 13 professional teams since 2005-precent

A few years later, the Irish batsman officially took over the Middlesex in the Vitality T20 Blast competition. His official statement said:

“I am very happy to become the captain in the T20 competition. I really like this role. Here, in Middlesex, a group of unique players are young, talented, and experienced, and I look forward to showing the fruits of our work. “

Morgana acquired the Royal Challengers Bangalore (Indian Premier League) in 2010. However, the player’s season did not work out, and he was intercepted by the Kolkata Knight Riders a year later, having laid out 350 thousand dollars. Eoin Morgan spent three seasons there but did not renew the contract due to the scheduling conflict. After changing two more clubs and playing in the Peshawar Zalmi (Pakistani Super League), he moved to South Africa and then to his native Ireland, where he was supposed to join the Dublin Chiefs in the first ever Euro T20 Slam, but the tournament was canceled. Taking advantage of the pause, Morgan returned to Calcutta, where he was soon appointed to the post of captain.

Thus, apart from appearances for the Middlesex team in the County Championship, Morgan managed to play for the following teams:

Years Team
2005–present Middlesex
2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2011–2013,2020–present Kolkata Knight Riders
2013 Gazi Tank Cricketers
2013/14–2014/15 Sydney Thunder
2015–2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2016/17 Sydney Thunder
2017 Peshawar Zalmi
2017 Kings XI Punjab
2017 Barbados Tridents
2018 Karachi Kings
2018 Tshwane Spartans
2021–present Dublin Chiefs

As far as it is clear from the table at the moment Eoin is playing in Middlesex (T20 Blast), Kolkata Knight Riders (Indian Premier League), Dublin Chiefs (Twenty20 cricket league).

Middlesex is a home team for Eoin Morgan, which he plaing since 2005 to present
Middlesex is a home team for Eoin Morgan, which he plaing since 2005 to present

Eoin Morgan: performing internationally

Eoin Morgan was played both in test competitions and in the ODI and T20 teams. It is noteworthy that, speaking for the Irish national team, he became the first cricketer in the world to score a hundred for two different national teams. Following the departure of Alastair Cook from his post of captain of the British in ODI, he led the team at the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Eoin is the only England captain to record four hundred in ODI.

Eoin first played for Ireland in August 2006. The 21-year-old batsman completed his first hundred a few months later in a match against Canada. A convincing play brought Morgan a ticket to the 2007 World Cup, but he could not prove himself there.

Soon, the gifted batsman was noticed in England. Having received an invitation to the team at ICC World T20 and then World T20, he was forced to refuse to compete for Ireland. Eoin’s breakthrough year was 2009, when he had to replace Matt Pryor at the Champions Trophy in South Africa. Brilliantly showing himself in test competitions in Bangladesh a year later, he is firmly entrenched in the base. Alternating successful performances at home with playing on the international stage, the batsman soon becomes the vice-captain of the England T20 team.

Under his captaincy, England won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
Under his captaincy, England won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Despite the fact that the test segment of 2011, held in India, was not particularly successful for Morgan, he was soon appointed captain of the national team (it is noteworthy that before him, only two representatives of Ireland were honored with such an honor).

Despite a temporary recession and injury, he soon returned to his former positions and led the team in the ODI, replacing Alastair Cook.

It is worth noting that it was Morgan who ultimately convinced the ERU management to reform the outdated system of training players to give them more freedom on the field. At the same time, having improved the selection system, the national team soon moved from catching up to the category of leaders of the competitions with the white ball. Despite the fact that the British were bypassed at the 2017 Champions Trophy by the Pakistanis, who eventually took the trophy, Eoin’s influence on the team’s updated tactics cannot be overestimated. This was demonstrated, in particular, by the historic 2019 Cricket World Cup, which England won without leaving New Zealand a chance in the final.

By 2021, the Irish cricketer was firmly established as the #1 best batsman on the national team in the ODI and T20I. Morgan holds several significant records: he became the first cricketer to be played for England to play in 100 T20I matches (57 of them he spent as captain). Currently his ICC player rankings: 25th in ODI and 14th in T20I.

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