Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan or as we know him Eoin Morgan is a professional cricketer who currently represents England Cricket team on the international stage.
Table of Contents
- Biography - About Eoin Morgan
- Eoin Morgan - Along the Years
Born 10 September, 1986 in Ireland, Morgan used to represent the Irish team before joining England. He currently captains the England cricket team in limited overs cricket. Morgan is left-handed batsman. On the domestic level, Morgan plays county cricket for Middlesex.
Biography - About Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan is an Irish born cricketer who represents the England National cricket team at the international stage. Before moving to the English side in 2009, Morgan represented Ireland's national cricket team.
He is England's current ODI captain and led the team to a World Cup victory in 2019. Morgan was appointed England's ODI captain in chaotic times. What made the situation worse was that it was only two months to 2015 World Cup. But the selectors remained positive about him and banked on his abilities for the 2019 campaign as well. And in 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Morgan led his team to their first ever World Cup victory.
Eoin Morgan - Along the Years
|2006||20||ODI debut against Scotland for Ireland|
|2007||21||Joined England Lions|
|2009||23||T20I debut against the Netherlands for England|
|2010||24||Test debut against Bangladesh for England|
|2010||24||Joined Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2011||25||Joined the Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2014||28||Named the captain of the England Cricket Team|
|2015||29||Joined the Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|2017||31||Joined Peshawar Zalmi|
|2018||32||Joined Karachi Kings|
|2019||33||Won the ICC World Cup 2019|
- First cricketer to score a first-class double century for Ireland (209* against the United Arab Emirates)
- First batsman to be dismissed for 99 on ODI debut.
- Third youngest ever non-subcontinental player to make a century in ODI cricket.
Morgan joined Middlesex in 2006 at the young age of just 20 years. His maiden first-class century for Middlesex came two years later, on 5 July 2008 at Uxbridge off of 250 balls. In 2008, Morgan also played a crucial role in Middlesex's victorious Twenty20 Cup. Morgan showed proof of his leadership skills, leading Middlesex cricket team to victory in the County Championship against Kent.
Morgan made his IPL debut in the 2010 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore at the auctions for a whopping sum of $220,000. Morgan however, failing to impress in the few opportunities he got, failed to impress. He was put back into the auction pool the very next year and was roped in by the Kolkata Knight Riders for $350,000.
Morgan sat out IPL 2014 due to international duties against Sri Lanka. He then joined Sunrisers Hyderabad for just $150,000. In 2017 IPL Auctions, he was sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 2 Crore.
Other T20 Leagues
Morgan played for the Peshawar Zalmi in the 2017 edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). He was bought in for US$140,000. He joined Karachi Kings next year.
In October 2018, he was drafted into the Tshwane Spartans' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi
Super League T20 tournament.
Morgan embarked on his international career with Ireland's National Cricket Team. He made his One Day International debut on 5 August 2006 for Ireland against Scotland. He played an amazing knock but fell short of a century by just one run. He scored his maiden ODI hundred on 4 February 2007 against Canada in Nairobi. Morgan was selected in Ireland's 15-man squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Morgan was appointed captain of the English cricket team in 2015 shortly before the World Cup. After a disappointing 2015 World Cup campaign, Morgan redeemed himself by leading England to their first World Cup victory in 2019.
Also see - Mayank Agarwal Biography
Test Cricket was the reason Morgan wanted to join England. He ultimately joined England Lions in 2007. He played against international teams such as West Indies and South Africa as a part of England Lions. Morgan finally made his Test debut in 2010 against Bangladesh cricket team.
Morgan's T20I debut came against the Netherlands in 2009. Ever since, Morgan has been an integral part of England's T20I team.
Eoin Morgan was born on 10 September, 1986 to Olivia Morgan and Jody Morgan in Dublin, Ireland. He has two sisters named Laura Morgan and Gwen Morgan. He also has three brothers named Evan Morgan, Gavin Morgan and Gareth Morgan. He graduated from Dulwich College, Dulwich, London. Eoin got married to his girlfriend, Tara Ridgway in 2018.