EOIN MORGAN

  • World Cup: Alastair Cook hits back after England's first-round ouster March 19, 2015

    Alastair Cook on Wednesday (March 18) criticised the decision to sack him as England's One-Day International captain just two months before the team's World Cup campaign, and suggested the lack of "real leadership" held back the team's progress beyond the World Cup first round. Cook, who was left out of England's...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: The studs who proved duds in pool stage March 16, 2015

    The ongoing World Cup has thrown many surprises in the pool stage with players from Afghanistan, Ireland and UAE proving their merit at the world stage. Among the big guns, while the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, AB de Villiers, Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Gayle and David Warner have performed brilliantly to...
  • World Cup: There are no regrets, absolutely none, says Eoin Morgan March 13, 2015

    Sydney: England limped out of the World Cup with four points, and four defeats in four games against Test-playing nations. Yet, when Eoin Morgan, the captain, was asked what his main regrets about the tournament were, his answer was almost as bizarre as some of his team's tactics. "There are no...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs England, World Cup, Match 38 March 13, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Afghanistan will look to follow the lead of Bangladesh when they face England in their World Cup finale in Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). England, reeling from the fall-out of a World Cup where they, like tournament debutants Afghanistan, have so far only beaten...
  • World Cup: England, Afghanistan play for pride in their final pool game March 12, 2015

    When Mick Jagger, a massive cricket fan, and Keith Richards wrote The Last Time exactly half a century ago - it was released in the US on March 13, 1965 - little would they have known that it would become the soundtrack for an English cricket World Cup campaign. As...
  • World Cup 2015: Eoin Morgan blames inconsistency for early exit March 10, 2015

    Eoin Morgan said it is "unbelievably disappointing" that they crashed out of the World Cup after losing to Bangladesh. ...
  • England recount their ODI disasters after World Cup ouster March 10, 2015

    England's humiliating 15-run defeat by Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday, that saw them knocked out of the World Cup, was far from the first time they'd been embarrassed in 50-over cricket. Here we look back at five other one-day international matches England would rather forget. March 2, 1994 - Kingstown, St Vincent:...
  • World Cup: Morgan clueless about England's future after loss to Bangladesh March 9, 2015

    England captain Eoin Morgan was "gutted" after his team's premature exit from the World Cup on Monday and confessed he was clueless about what the future holds for the team. England's woeful form on 50-over cricket's biggest stage appeared intertwined with the miserable form of their captain who fell for his...
  • World Cup 2015: Twitter hails Bangladesh win, slams sluggish England March 9, 2015

    England slumped out of contention at the World Cup 2015 with a 15-run loss on Monday to Bangladesh, who advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time. Rubel Hossain claimed four wickets for Bangladesh after Mahmudullah posted the team's first World Cup century in a competitive, but achievable, 275 for 7...
  • Heroic Bangladesh qualify for quarters, script England's ouster from World Cup March 9, 2015

    England slumped out of contention at the Cricket World Cup with a a 15-run loss Monday to Bangladesh, which advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time. Rubel Hossain claimed four wickets for Bangladesh after Mahmudullah posted the team's first World Cup century in a competitive, but achievable, 275 for...
  • World Cup 2015: Jos Buttler backs England recovery March 6, 2015

    Adelaide: Jos Buttler expects England to resurrect their World Cup campaign, saying playing under pressure may just be what the struggling team needs ahead of the last two must-win games. Eoin Morgan's side, who have just one win in four Pool A matches, must defeat Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday and...
  • ICC Cricket World Cup: National Anthem row adds to Eoin Morgan's woes March 3, 2015

    Sydney: As if England captain Eoin Morgan did not have enough to worry about leading his stumbling side at the World Cup, he has become caught up in a row over his failure to sing the national anthem. Thumping defeats by Australia (111 runs), New Zealand (eight wickets) and Sri Lanka...
  • World Cup: England's Sri Lanka loss worse than NZ crushing, says Atherton March 2, 2015

    London: England may have been utterly humiliated in their second World Cup pool match against co-hosts New Zealand but Sunday's nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, according to former England captain Mike Atherton. Tim Southee claimed 7-33 and skipper Brendon McCullum blasted the fastest half-century in tournament history...
  • World Cup 2015: England skipper Eoin Morgan blames bowlers for loss March 1, 2015

    A dejected England skipper Eoin Morgan blamed his bowlers for failing to defend the 309 for 6 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup cricket at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. England posted a decent total courtesy a 121-run knock from middle order mainstay Joe Root. But English bowlers were hit...
  • Eoin Morgan happier as England beat Scotland at World Cup February 23, 2015

    Christchurch: In the normal course of events an England cricket win over Scotland wouldn't be a feat of great significance. In its context on Monday, however, achieved with its form and confidence at a low ebb, England's 119-run Cricket World Cup win over Scotland was something the squad could embrace...
  • As it happened: England vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 14 February 23, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Having suffered humiliating defeats in their opening two World Cup games, England's tournament survival will be on the line when they take on Scotland on Monday, with the Scots relishing an opportunity to inflict further misery on their...
  • England's ODI faults exposed at World Cup, says Ian Botham February 21, 2015

    England great Ian Botham, after seeing New Zealand thrash Eoin Morgan's men by eight wickets in their World Cup pool clash at Wellington, was clear. "In nearly 40 years of playing for and watching England in one-day cricket, I have not seen a worse performance," the legendary allrounder wrote in...
  • World Cup 2015: England's conservative approach cost them dear against NZ February 20, 2015

    I can't remember seeing such a one-sided game as England's eight-wicket defeat to New Zealand. There have been plenty of occasions where we've been pummelled in the past, but I've never seen a game like it in an ICC Cricket World Cup. Being an England fan, it was horrible viewing...
  • Eoin Morgan: No panic in England squad after 2 World Cup defeats February 20, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan says there won't be any panic and probably no recriminations in his squad after its humiliating eight-wicket loss to New Zealand at the Cricket World Cup on Friday. England has had heavy defeats in its opening games against the tournament co-hosts after its 111-run loss to...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs England, World Cup, Pool A, Match 9 February 20, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in today's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some...
  • England face critical test in World Cup match against New Zealand February 19, 2015

    Wellington: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in Friday's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some belief in their campaign. A 111-run loss to Australia in their opening...
  • Eoin Morgan can handle World Cup pressure: Mark Ramprakash February 19, 2015

    Wellington: England batting coach Mark Ramprakash on Thursday said Eoin Morgan's strength of character will see the captain come good at the ongoing World Cup. England face New Zealand on Friday, having lost their opening match against Australia by 111 runs. Morgan's captaincy was criticised and his form came under scrutiny following...
  • England captain Eoin Morgan defends missing ODI for IPL February 19, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan has defended his involvement in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after it emerged he would miss a One-Day International to play in the lucrative Twenty20 event. Morgan was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs.2 crore during Monday's IPL auction. England are scheduled to play a One-Day international...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Wellington mayor in 'Eoin Rogers' gaffe February 18, 2015

    Eoin Morgan's form has deserted him and now so has his name after the England captain was introduced as 'Eoin Rogers' by the mayor of Wellington. The embarrassing gaffe happened when the England squad arrived in the New Zealand capital ahead of Friday's World Cup match against the co-hosts. London-born mayor Celia...
  • World Cup: Struggling England captain Eoin Morgan wants to be match-winner February 18, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan said on Wednesday that he was aiming to end a run of poor form with a match-winning performance when his side face New Zealand in their next World Cup game. The 28-year-old left hander is battling to overcome a wretched run of form after getting out...
  • Ireland soar at World Cup despite England defections February 17, 2015

    Sydney: England captain Eoin Morgan could have been forgiven for thinking about what might have been after his former Ireland team-mates made a fine start to the ICC Cricket World Cup as his miserable run of form continued. Morgan was out for a duck - his fourth in five innings -...
  • Eoin Morgan defends team selections, own form after heavy loss February 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Skipper Eoin Morgan defended England's team changes and his decision to send Australia into bat after a heavy first-up loss at the World Cup to their arch-rivals on Saturday. Australia pounded England's bowlers to score 342 for nine off their 50 overs and dismissed Morgan's team for 231 off 41.5...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, World Cup 2015, Pool A, Match 2 February 14, 2015

    (For Live blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Of six previous meetings against England in World Cup competition, Australia have won four, including the final in 1987. But as they head into what is the opening game for both teams, in front of a...
  • James Anderson backs Eoin Morgan after Boycott criticism February 13, 2015

    Melbourne: Pacer James Anderson on Friday ridiculed comments made by Geoffrey Boycott about the batting of England's World Cup captain Eoin Morgan. Former England batsman Boycott said Morgan was not "as good as he thinks he is" and "not so clever" against top-class bowling, reports BBC. But pace bowler Anderson responded: "That's...