Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan, commonly known as Eoin Morgan was born in Dublin, Ireland on 10th September 1986. Eoin Morgan is a left-hand batter who is presently the captain of England in limited-overs Cricket i.e. ODIs and T20Is. Under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan, England won ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time in its history. Eoin is the most successful captain and batter for the English side in the limited-overs format. Morgan is the first cricketer in the world to have scored centuries for 2 nations Ireland and England. Eoin Morgan has also played in the Indian Premier League and captained Kolkata Knight Riders and led them to the finals in IPL season 2021.
Eoin Morgan Early Life and Education
Eoin Morgan started off playing cricket at the age of 6 years. He played cricket at Rush Cricket Club in Ireland. Morgan attended Catholic University School in Leeson Street. Morgan also attended Dulwich College in London to develop his cricketing skills. Morgan represented Ireland in Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17.
Eoin Morgan International Debut
Eoin Morgan Test Debut – 27 May 2010 against Bangladesh
Eoin Morgan ODI Debut – 5 August 2006 against Scotland (Playing for Ireland).
Eoin Morgan T20I Debut – 5 June 2009 against Netherlands
Eoin Morgan Career
Eoin Morgan Domestic Career
In 2004, Eoin Morgan was picked up in the Ireland squad for Under-19 World Cup and he ended up as the highest run scorer for his team. In 2006, he was picked up in the Under-19 squad for World Cup for the second and he emerged as the second highest run getter in the tournament. Morgan has
scored 606 runs in Under-19 World Cup matches, highest by any player in the world.
In 2008, Eoin Morgan played his maiden first-class match for Middlesex and scored a century. Morgan was named as captain of Middlesex at the age of 22 years for a match in 2008.
Eoin Morgan International Career
Eoin Morgan stepped in the International arena in 2006 when he was picked up in the squad of Ireland for ODI series against Scotland. On his debut, Morgan scored 99 runs and ran out just before making a century on debut.
In February 2007, Morgan smashed his maiden century. Morgan also played ICC Cricket World Cup for Ireland in 2007. World Cup didn’t go down well for Morgan and he only managed to score 91 runs in the tournament.
In 2008, Morgan moved to England as his mother was a British so he was eligible to play for England.
In 2009, Eoin Morgan made his International Debut for England in an ODI match against West Indies. He was included in the squad for ICC Champions Trophy. Morgan scored 2 half centuries in the tournament and started to deepen his position in the team.
Morgan was included in the English squad in the ICC Men’s World T20 and played a crucial role in making the England winners of the tournament.
Eoin Morgan was picked up in the squad for ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 and scored 2 half centuries in the tournament. He also became first player to score half centuries in World Cup for 2 teams.
In 2012, Morgan made himself a crucial member of England in limited overs format. However, he struggled in Tests and didn’t get much chance to prove himself.
In 2013, Morgan played an important role for England in the ICC Champions Trophy as England ended up as the runner up of the tournament.
In December 2014, ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, England decided to appoint Eoin Morgan as the One Day captain. World Cup didn’t go down well for Morgan as a captain as England was knocked out in the league stage.
In 2015, Eoin Morgan was made captain of England limited overs cricket. Morgan performed well in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and helped his team to get through the semis in the tournament.
In 2018, Eoin Morgan became highest run getter for England in ODIs.
In 2019, Eoin Morgan led England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Morgan made a record of most sixes in an innings during a match in World Cup. Under the Captaincy of Eoin Morgan, England won their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup in the history.
In 2021, he captained English team in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and led them to the semi finals of the tournament.
Eoin Morgan IPL Career
Eoin Morgan was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL season 2010. However, he didn’t get much chance in the season.
In 2011, Eoin Morgan was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders. Morgan played almost all the matches for Kolkata and became a constant part of the squad in the middle overs.
In 2015 and 2016, Eoin Morgan played for Sunrisers Hyderabad before moving to Kings XI Punjab in 2017 for 2 crores.
Morgan made a sensational comeback in 2020 in IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders and was named as the captain of the side during the season. Morgan scored 418 runs in 14 matches during the tournament.
In 2021, Eoin Morgan led his team to the finals of the tournament and scored 133 runs in 17 matches. During the auction of TATA IPL 2022, Eoin Morgan went unsold.
Eoin Morgan Stats
In Tests, Eoin Morgan has played 16 matches and scored 700 runs including 2 centuries and 3 half centuries.
In ODIs, Eoin Morgan has played 246 matches and scored 7701 runs including 14 centuries and 47 half centuries.
In T20Is, Eoin Morgan has played 115 matches and scored 2458 runs including 14 half centuries.
In IPL, Eoin Morgan has played 83 matches and scored 1405 runs including 5 half centuries.
Eoin Morgan Records
· Maximum sixes in an innings.
· First player to score century for 2 nations.
· First Ireland player to score double century.
· Most capped player in ODIs for England.
Eoin Morgan Family
Eoin Morgan was born to Olivia Morgan and Jody Morgan in 1986. Eoin has 2 sisters, Laura and Gwen Morgan and 3 brothers, Evan, Gavin and Gareth Morgan. In 2018, Eoin Morgan married to his longtime girlfriend Tara Ridgway.
Eoin Morgan Full Name: Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan
Eoin Morgan Nickname: Moggie
Eoin Morgan Height: 173 cm
Eoin Morgan Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Eoin Morgan Date of Birth: 10 September 1986
Eoin Morgan Age: 35 years
Eoin Morgan Nationality: English & Irish
Eoin Morgan Religion: Christianity
Eoin Morgan School: Catholic University School, Dublin
Eoin Morgan Marital Status: Married
Eoin Morgan Favorite Cricketer: Brian Lara
Eoin Morgan Jersey Number: 16
Eoin Morgan Batting style: Left-hand bat
Eoin Morgan Favorite Shot: Pull
Eoin Morgan Hobbies: Travelling, Golf
- When did Eoin Morgan made his international Debut?
Eoin Morgan stepped in the International arena in 2006 when he was picked up in the squad of Ireland for ODI series against Scotland.
2. Who is Eoin Morgan’s Wife?
In 2018, Eoin Morgan married to his longtime girlfriend Tara Ridgway.
3. When did Eoin Morgan captained in IPL?
Morgan made a sensational comeback in 2020 in IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders and was named as the captain of the side during the season.
4. When did Morgan made his debut for England?
In 2009, Eoin Morgan made his International Debut for England in an ODI match against West Indies.