The England white-ball captain, Eoin Morgan, has retired from international cricket.
Eoin Morgan, the England captain who won the World Cup, has announced his retirement from international cricket.
Under Morgan’s leadership, England won the 2019 World Cup and topped the standings for one-day and Twenty20 cricket.
In recent years, the 35-year-old, who took leadership of the T20 team in 2012 and the one-day team in 2014, has struggled with form and health.
Jos Buttler, who has captained England in nine ODIs and five T20s in Morgan’s absence due to injury, is poised to assume the position, with an official announcement scheduled for later this week.
The three-match T20 series between England and India begins on July 7, while the T20 World Cup in Australia begins in October.
Morgan, who was also a member of the team that won the 2010 T20 World Cup, is England’s leading run-scorer in both one-day and T20 cricket, with 6,957 and 2,505 runs, respectively.
His 225 ODI appearances and 115 T20 appearances are also England records.
“To call time on what has been without doubt the most enjoyable and rewarding chapter of my career hasn’t been an easy decision, but I believe now is the right time to do so, both for me, personally, and for both England white-ball sides I have led to this point: The statement read
“I am hugely proud of what I have achieved as a player and captain, but the things I will cherish and remember the most are the memories I made with some of the greatest people I know along the way.
“I have been lucky enough to play in two World Cup winning teams, but I believe the future for England’s white-ball teams is brighter than ever. We have more experience, more strength and more depth than ever before. I look forward to watching on with a huge level of excitement.”