Friday, August 19, 2022

World Cup champion Ian Morgan announces retirement from international cricket

England World Cup champion captain Ian Morgan has announced his retirement from international cricket.

According to Reuters, Morgan said there was no doubt that deciding the best and proudest moments of his career would not be easy.

“I believe the time is right for a decision, both for me personally and for the England short-term team I am leading at the moment,” he said.

“I’m lucky to be part of the World Cup winning team but I believe the future of the England short-term cricket team is brighter than ever, we have the experience, the ability and the depth that we have never had before,” Morgan said. Was

Morgan’s performance was called into question after he suffered an injury and failed to make a significant impact in short-form cricket, with a T20 World Cup scheduled for this year and a 50-over World Cup in 2023 to defend England. To do

“I will continue to play cricket as much as I can at the domestic level,” Morgan said.

He said he was determined to lead and represent the London spirit in the second edition of The Hundred this year.

Morgan, 35, made his ODI debut for Ireland in 2006 at the age of 16 and was selected in the England squad in 2009.

He played 248 ODIs and 115 T20s and scored a total of 10,159 runs while representing England in 16 Tests scored 700 runs.

Under Morgan’s leadership, England won the ODI World Cup in 2019 for the first time in the history of cricket and led the team in 126 consecutive ODIs and 72 T20I matches.

Under his leadership, England won a record 118 ODI and T20 victories.

Morgan also set a number of records for England before retirement, including England’s highest individual score of 6,957 in ODIs and highest score of 2,458 in T20I.

He also has the distinction of hitting the most number of sixes in ODI and T20 style cricket by England.

Under Morgan’s leadership, England also set a world record of 498 runs in the history of ODI cricket in the match against the Netherlands this month, in which Jose Butler, Phil Salt and David Milan scored centuries.

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