Eoin Morgan facts for kids
|Morgan in 2013|
|Full name||Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan|
|Born||10 September 1986
|Nickname||Captain Morgan, Moggie/Morgs|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Test debut||27 May 2010
England v Bangladesh
|Last Test||3 February 2012
England v Pakistan
|ODI debut (cap 12/208)||5 August 2006
Ireland v Scotland
|Last ODI||4 July 2021
England v Sri Lanka
|T20I debut||5 June 2009
England v Netherlands
|Last T20I||20 July 2021
England v Pakistan
|Domestic team information|
|2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2011–2013||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2013||Gazi Tank Cricketers|
|2017||Kings XI Punjab|
|2020–present||Kolkata Knight Riders|
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Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan CBE (born 10 September 1986) is an Irish-born English cricketer who captains the England cricket team in limited overs cricket, Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and Middlesex in the T20 Blast and London Spirit in The Hundred. Under his captaincy, England won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the first time they have won the tournament.
A left-handed batsman, he plays county cricket for Middlesex and has played for England's Test, One Day International (ODI), and Twenty20 International (T20I) teams. He previously played for the Ireland cricket team in ODIs, and was the first player to score an ODI hundred for two nations.
After Alastair Cook was removed from the ODI captaincy on 19 December 2014, Morgan was named as the England captain for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, having already captained England in ODIs and T20Is as a stand-in. He is the only England captain to have scored more than 4 ODI centuries.
As of May 2021[update], Morgan is the all-time leading run scorer and most-capped player for England in both ODI and T20I matches. He also holds the England record for the fastest fifty in ODIs and during the 2019 ICC World Cup he scored the highest number of sixes in an ODI innings, with 17 sixes against Afghanistan.
In March 2021, Morgan became the first male cricketer for England to play in 100 T20Is (57 as captain), in the third match against India.
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Eoin Morgan holding 2019 World cup trophy with prime minister Theresa May
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