Former all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has branded Eoin Morgan as ‘England’s greatest modern-day captain’. Flintoff pointed out how England didn’t have an identity in white-ball cricket but emerged as one of the best in the world under the Ireland-born batsman.
Eoin Morgan has completely transformed England’s white-ball set-up after an early exit from the 2015 World Cup in Australia. Under him, the Three Lions won their maiden 50-over World Cup in 2019. Requoting a tweet of Ben Stokes, the 42-year-old heaped praise on the 34-year-old southpaw.
“In my opinion, England’s greatest modern-day captain as he’s done something no other could ever do. We’ve always had on / off success in test cricket, and we still do. But in white-ball cricket, he’s finally given England cricket an identity and the team has become consistently the best,” he tweeted.
The visitors are currently leading the five-match T20I series against India 2-1. A series win here would probably make England firm favourites to win the upcoming T20 World Cup, which will be held in India, later this year. Morgan recently became the first England cricketer, fourth overall, to play 100 T20Is.
Jos Buttler handed him his 100th cap on the special occasion and termed Morgan the pioneer for England’s white-ball cricket. So far in his T20I career, Eoin Morgan has amassed 2306 runs at a strike rate of 138.99.
“Morgan has been a pioneer for England’s white-ball cricket. He’s taken English white-ball cricket to a place it’s never been before, and I think he’s done that in quite an incredible way. I know how much everyone enjoys playing for him and the environment that he’s created,” Buttler had said.