EOIN MORGAN

  • Eoin Morgan missed selector's calls for England appointment 13 hours 0 minutes ago

    London: Middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan has said he had "20 missed calls" on his phone from national selector James Whitaker, who was trying to offer him the role of England One-Day International (ODI) captain. The 28-year-old was appointed as Alastair Cook's replacement on Saturday, following England's recent 2-5 series defeat against...
  • Gutted at being left out of World Cup squad: Alastair Cook Yesterday

    London: England batsman and former skipper Alastair Cook has said that he was 'gutted' to be left out of England's World Cup squad after fellow willower Eoin Morgan was confirmed as the new one-day captain. Cook was dropped on Friday from the 15-man squad to play matches in Australia next month...
  • Eoin Morgan named England ODI captain, Alastair Cook dropped from squad Yesterday

    Alastair Cook has been dropped from the England squad for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with Eoin Morgan taking over as captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Saturday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat but will...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 6th ODI December 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Pallekele. Playing XIs: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI December 11, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page England will return on Thursday to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended. In-form Kumar Sangakkara hit a cultured 91 but England paceman Chris...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI December 10, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: England opted to field against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 1st ODI in Colombo November 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis ENGLAND: Moeen Ali, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler...
  • Eoin Morgan glad to leave England all smiles after T20 win September 8, 2014

    London: Standin skipper Eoin Morgan said he hoped England's thrilling threerun Twenty20 win over India in their final home international match of the season would spur the team on to greater heights ahead of the World Cup. Morgan, leading the side in the absence of injured allrounder Stuart Broad, produced...
  • Dhoni wants India to learn from England experience September 8, 2014

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he hoped the younger players in his side would learn from their time in England after a tour of mixed fortunes ended with a dramatic Twenty20 defeat. It looked as if India, who lost the fivematch Test series 31 but recovered to win the...
  • We had a good chance to win but it didn't pay off, says MS Dhoni September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended his unsuccessful decision of not rotating the strike in the last over against England in the Only T20 International, saying he "backed himself to go for it". "The last couple of deliveries Rayudu (Ambati) didn't middle so I thought I will back myself to...
  • Only T20: Kohli's cameo in vain as England beat India by 3 runs September 7, 2014

    Virat Kohli's first halfcentury of a wretched tour came on India's last day in England but still it wasn't enough as the hosts managed to hold on for a close threerun win in the oneoff Twenty20 International at Edgbaston on Sunday. England, powered by skipper Eoin Morgan's 31ball 71 and India's...
  • As it happened: England vs India, Only T20 at Edgbaston September 7, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The odd loss in the final ODI notwithstanding, India are expected to hold an edge as the visitors seek to bring the curtains down on what has been a mixed tour, with a victory in the only T20 international against...
  • Eoin Morgan grateful for 'wondrous' IPL September 7, 2014

    Eoin Morgan defended the Indian Premier League as he prepared to captain England in their lone Twenty20 International against India at Edgbaston on Sunday. Ian Botham, the former England captain, used his MCC Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's earlier this week to call for the domestic Indian Twenty20 franchise competition to be...
  • Indian Premier League made me a more skilful player: Eoin Morgan September 6, 2014

    Birmingham: Eoin Morgan defended the Indian Premier League as he prepared to captain England in their lone Twenty20 international against India at Edgbaston on Sunday England great Ian Botham used his MCC Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's earlier this week to call for the domestic Indian Twenty20 franchise competition to be shut...
  • India look to end England tour with T20 success September 6, 2014

    Birmingham: The odd loss in the final ODI notwithstanding, India are expected to hold an edge as the visitors seek to bring the curtains down on what has been a mixed tour, with a victory in the only T20 international against England here on Sunday. Having suffered a 13 defeat in...
  • Vaughan accuses Cook of dropping players better than him September 3, 2014

    London: Former skipper Michael Vaughan accused Alstair Cook of dropping players, who are better than him, and also said that if the England cricket captain doesn't step down voluntarily then the selectors should sack him. Vaughan said Cook was dropping players like allrounder Ravi Bopara, who are better than him in...
  • As it happened: Indians vs Middlesex, Tour match at Lord's August 22, 2014

    Middlesex innings: Karn Sharma took three wickets to end the Middlesex chase, handing the Indians a 95run victory. End of 36 overs: Middlesex lost two quick wickets inside the gap of 2 overs to struggle at 119 for 8. End of 28 overs: Offspinner R Ashwin struck to sent Simpson back for 19....
  • Eoin Morgan baffled by England's poor show against Sri Lanka May 26, 2014

    Eoin Morgan, England's captain in place of the injured Alastair Cook, was left bemused by the scale of their defeat in the second oneday international against Sri Lanka at ChesterleStreet. England were beaten by 157 runs after scoring only 99 their fifthlowest score in ODI cricket in reply to the...
  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka thrash England by 157 runs, level series 11 May 25, 2014

    Sri Lanka skittled out England for 99 their sixthlowest total in oneday internationals to cruise to a 157run win in Durham on Sunday and tie the fivematch series at 11. Replying to Sri Lanka's 256 for 8 that was inspired by opener Tillakaratne Dilshan's 88, England were reduced to...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI at The Oval May 22, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to field against England at The Oval Prematch: Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu believes his side can derive huge confidence from their Twenty20 win over England. Previous Sri Lankan sides have found early season conditions in England not...
  • Eoin Morgan rues Lasith Malinga impact after T20 loss May 21, 2014

    London: Eoin Morgan was left marvelling at the skill of rival captain Lasith Malinga after the Sri Lanka skipper played a key role in the tourists' ninerun Twenty20 international win at The Oval. Malinga, who led the islanders to World Twenty20 glory in Bangladesh earlier this year, had long been...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, Only T20I May 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England won the toss and elected to field Playing XIs: England: Alex Hales, Michael Carberry, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Harry Gurney Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan,...
  • WT20: England face more embarrassment, lose to Netherlands March 31, 2014

    Chittagong: England slumped to an embarrassing 45-run defeat by the Netherlands at the World Twenty20 on Monday to end a dismal few months at a new low point. England, already eliminated from the tournament after defeats by New Zealand and South Africa, were bowled out for 88 chasing a modest 134...
  • England: Injury setbacks may hamper English campaign at World T20 March 19, 2014

    As the fifth edition of the World T20 gets underway in Bangladesh, England will hope to emulate the success they tasted in the third edition of the tournament in the West Indies in 2010. But it won't be easy for the Three Lions. Having won just one ODI series (the...
  • 3rd T20: England end series with thrilling win over WI March 14, 2014

    England survived a late onslaught from the tail-end batsmen of West Indies to win a thrilling third and final Twenty20 by five runs in Barbados on Thursday. The home team had a chance to make it a 3-0 victory in the series but captain Darren Sammy was unable to hit the...
  • England's Eoin Morgan opts out of IPL 7 February 10, 2014

    Eoin Morgan has withdrawn his name from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 auctions on Monday. He tweeted by saying that he thanks the IPL for accepting his request to withdraw from the event. Morgan tweeted, "I would like to thank @IPL for accepting my request to withdraw from this years...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th ODI January 24, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth oneday game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain. Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third onedayer in Sydney...