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Eoin Morgan is England’s greatest modern-day captain: Andrew Flintoff




Andrew Flintoff branded Eoin Morgan as ‘England’s greatest modern captain’. The former all-rounder pointed out that England did not have an identity in cricket with white balls, but appeared as one of the best in the world under Morgan.

Andrew Flintoff acknowledged Morgan’s influence and tweeted:

“In my opinion, England’s greatest modern captain because he did something no one else could ever do. We’ve always had success in turning on and off in test cricket, and we still do. But in white ball cricket, he finally gave England cricket identity and become consistently the best. “

Eoin Morgan completely transformed England’s white ball setup after an early exit from the 2015 World Cup. Under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, England won their first World Cup in 2019.

They are currently leading against the T20I series of five matches India 2-1. A win in the series here would probably make England the favorites to win the upcoming T20 World Cup, to be held in India.

“Eoin Morgan was a pioneer of English cricket with white balls” – Jos Buttler

Eoin Morgan recently made his 100th appearance on the T20I for England, becoming only the fourth player to do so in the history of the game.

Jos Buttler handed Morgan a hundred caps specially and declared the skipper a pioneer of English cricket with white balls.

“Morgan is a pioneer of English cricket with white balls. He took English cricket with white balls to a place he had never been before, and I think he did it in an amazing way. I know how much everyone enjoys playing for him and the environment he created.” said Buttler.

Together with the captaincy, Eoin Morgan was a vital associate of the baton for England in the T20I format. In 100 matches, the 34-year-old amassed 2,306 runs at a strike rate of 138.99.

Posted March 18, 2021, 11:59 IST