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Eoin Morgan is one of the 15 players who will be playing for England in the the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, to be hosted by England and Wales. Eoin Morgan, who made his one-day international debut on 24-Mar-09, had played 218 ODI matches until the naming of the England squad for the 2019 World Cup. In the 204 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 6813 runs, having faced 7595 balls, at an average of 38.93 and a strike rate of 89.7. He was unbeaten in 29 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 124*. He had 12 centuries and 43 half-centuries to his name.
 
An Irish-born cricketer, Eoin Morgan is the captain of the England cricket team in limited-overs cricket. A left-handed batsman, he plays county cricket for Middlesex and has played for England's Test, One Day International, (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) teams.
 
He originally represented Ireland at international level before switching to play for England in 2009. He was the first of only two players in history to score ODI hundreds for two nations.
 
Morgan was named as the England captain for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, having already captained England in ODIs and T20Is as stand-in skipper. He is the only England captain to have scored more than 4 ODI centuries.
 
On 19 June 2018, during the third match of England’s home ODI series against Australia, Morgan surpassed the record of Ian Bell as the all-time leading run scorer for England in ODI matches. In the same match, Morgan also broke the England record for the fastest fifty in ODIs. On 14 May 2019, in an ODI match against Pakistan, Morgan became the most-capped player in ODIs for England, having played 198 matches.
 
He was selected in the Irish under-19 squad for the 2004 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and was Ireland's top run-scorer in the tournament. Two years later, he captained Ireland in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup, where he finished as the second-highest overall run-scorer.
 
ODI career
 
Morgan made his first ODI match for Ireland on 5 August 2006 at the European Championships against Scotland. He fell one run short of a century, being run out at 99. It was the first time in ODI history that a player had been dismissed for 99 on debut. His maiden ODI hundred came on 4 February 2007 against Canada in Nairobi.
 
In February 2007, Morgan was named in Ireland's 15-man squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. In all, Morgan played 23 ODIs for Ireland, scoring 744 runs at an average of 35.42.
 
In May 2007, Morgan was named one of England's twelfth men for the Lord's Test versus West Indies, and came on for Matthew Hoggard on the third day.
 
He was in England's 30-man provisional squad for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20. This meant that he could not play for Ireland, who were also participating in the tournament.
 
Morgan made his England debut in the second ODI. He played in the opening match of the World Twenty20 against the Netherlands, but after England's defeat, he played no further part in the tournament.
 
He was an important part of England's Twenty20 team that won the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.
 
Morgan was initially not named in England's squad for the 2011 World Cup as he was nursing a fractured finger, but he was later called up following an injury to Kevin Pietersen. On 11 March 2011, he made his World Cup debut for England, becoming only the fourth player to have represented two different nations at World Cup cricket.
 
In England's one-off ODI against Ireland in 2011, Morgan was handed captaincy for the fixture, and he became only the third Irish man to lead England.
 
Morgan had an unproductive start to the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and England finished the tournament as runners-up. He was named as the England captain for an ODI series against Ireland and Australia.
 
Following his appointment, Morgan's first series as skipper was a tournament against India and Australia. Morgan's poor form continued into the World Cup, where he scored only 90 runs in five innings. England managed to win only 2 of their 6 games in the tournament under Morgan's captaincy, and both victories came against much lower ranked teams — Afghanistan and Scotland.



T20 career
 
Morgan played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2010 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. From 2011 to 2013, he played for Kolkata Knight Riders. In 2014, Morgan decided not to enter IPL 2014 but played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2015 and 2016. In 2017 IPL auctions, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab. Morgan played in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), too, for the Peshawar Zalmi in the 2017 season.
 
In 2013, Morgan captained the England T20I team against India. He was praised for his captaincy and many pundits suggested he would lead England on a permanent basis in the future.

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