The Guardian – The captain has spearheaded England’s one-day renaissance since taking over from Alastair Cook during the chaotic build-up to the 2015 World Cup, in which Morgan was one of many players to underperform.

Summary

  • The captain has spearheaded England’s one-day renaissance since taking over from Alastair Cook during the chaotic build-up to the 2015 World Cup, in which Morgan was one of many players to underperform.
  • Born in Dublin, the fourth of sixth children, he is the fifth player to represent both Ireland and England.
  • His duck against Bangladesh at the 2015 World Cup was his fourth in two months; there have been four in four years since, in which the excellence of his batting has almost matched his leadership.
  • England’s all-time leading ODI run-scorer, more than 800 ahead of the No 2, Ian Bell.


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