Road to the World Cup: Eoin Morgan

From world number six to world number one. Eoin Morgan has led England on an incredible journey since 2015...

Captain Morgan

After the team's disappointing showing at the 2015 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Morgan quickly set about instilling a new dynamic and aggressive style of cricket in his side.

This was shown in abundance during the team’s first ODI series following the World Cup against New Zealand where Morgan led from the front, showcasing the direction of travel and a new era with a sublime match-winning 113 at Trent Bridge.

Sublime against South Africa

England's continued progress went hand in hand with Morgan's form. After series wins over Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the West Indies, a strong South Africa side were up next in 2017.

A stunning 107 from 93 balls from Morgan set the tone in the first ODI at Headingley, setting up victory and showing his ability and desire to lead from the front and perform against the best in the world.

Winning in a land down under 

Morgan’s England has grown into a confident and destructive team with both bat and ball, and they showed this to the world once again with a storming overseas series win against Australia in 2018.

Given the freedom to express themselves, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid to name a few were truly flourishing on the international stage under Morgan’s guidance. The 4-1 series win was yet another impressive feather in the team’s cap.

England celebrate in Perth


England’s incredible world-record score of 481-4 against Australia will live long in the memory. There were two fine hundreds at the top of the order and Morgan helped push the charge into another gear.

His 67 off just 30 balls included the fastest ever ODI fifty by an England batsman, reaching his half-century in just 21 balls.


Morgan has become a rock in England’s middle-order and the cornerstone of his and England’s success has been the levels of consistency.

In the last year, he has played 22 matches averaging just under 70, hitting 10 fifties and one century. An incredible run of form heading into the most important summer of his career.