Eoin Morgan, the Irish man who revolutionised England’s ODI cricket, is likely to retire from international cricket this week, The Guardian reported. Jos Buttler is expected to be anointed the ODI captain if Morgan does retire.
Morgan has been battling with poor form for a while now, and was not picked in the last year’s IPL auction as well. In his last two games for England, against Netherlands, he picked up couple of ducks. In his last 28 international innings in white-ball cricket, he has made just two fifties.
“If I don’t think I am good enough or I don’t feel I am contributing to the team, then I will finish,” Morgan had told Sky Sports ahead of the Netherlands series.
Morgan had taken over the captaincy of the ODI team from Alastair Cook on the eve of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and, though that campaign failed, he held on to the role and became the catalyst for a revolution alongside the former head coach Trevor Bayliss.
In case he does retire, he can look back at his career with some pride. He took over the captaincy of England from Alastair Cook just before the 2015 ODI world cup and though that tournament didn’t go well, he would soon lead England’s revival, along with the head coach Trevor Bayliss.