Eoin Morgan

Apart from England, Morgan has also represented Ireland at the national level. He managed to earn himself respect as a free-stroking and middle-order batter during these games, mostly on the shorter formats. Back in his life, when he was beginning to establish himself, he was a player for the Irish youth team. During this time, he was playing the U-17 and U-19 only. He was selected to represent Ireland at the U-19 World Cup when he was only 17 years old. Below is more about his career as a cricketer.

Basic Information About the Player

Full Name: Eoin Morgan
Age: 34 years old
Place of Birth: Dublin
Date of Birth: 10th September 1986
Nationality: Ireland
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Batting Style: Left-handed bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Role: Batsman
Teams: England, Ireland, Peshawar Zalmi, England Lions, Kolkata Knight Riders, Tshwane Spartans, Karachi Kings, London Spirit, Kings XI Punjab, Sydney Thunder, Dublin Chiefs, Gazi Tank Cricketers, Barbados tridents, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Middlesex.

Career Build-up

During the U-19 World Cup tournament, he was among the squad that represented Ireland, and he managed to become the top scorer for the team. He was only 17 years old then, and after two years, he was selected as the Captain of the U-19 side. At the end of the game, he was the second-highest run-getter of the match. In 2006, Morgan led Ireland against Scotland, where he scored 99 on his ODI debut. He is the only cricketer who has ever been dismissed for 99 on debut.

Morgan did not stop there; on 4th February 2007, he made a maiden century in a match against Canada. This match made him the youngest non-sub continental player ever to score a century in ODI. At 21 years old, he was a strong member of the Ireland squad to play the 2007 World Cup, which later moved to Super Eights. He got recognized by England when he played the southpaw, representing England Lions during the South African tour. He partnered with Samit Patel, where they got a 133-run unbeaten giving the England Lions victory by six wickets.

Achievements

After an incredible performance for the England Lions, Morgan was selected to be among the 30-man squad to play the ICC World Cup T20. He quit playing for Ireland after being part of the 15-man squad that represented England in the T20 World Cup. In 2009, he got his biggest breakthrough when he played the Championships Trophy in South Africa. During the match, Matt Prior was not available, so Morgan had to replace him. He scored back-to-back 60s when they played against South Africa and Sri Lanka. In May 2010, he made his Test series debut playing against Bangladesh. He managed to score 44 in the first innings.

Last Matches Played

Among the last matches he played include England vs. Sri Lanka, played at Bristol on 4th July 2021. Another one is England vs. Pakistan played at Manchester on 20th July 2021; England won the game by three wickets. Another game is Brave vs. Spirit, played at Lord’s on 1st August 2021; Brave won the match by four runs.

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