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Can Jos Butler replace Eoin Morgan as he nears retirement from international cricket?

England's World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan is all set to announce his retirement from international cricket. Reportedly, Joss Butler has given green signal to fill in the former's shoes.
06:34 PM Jun 27, 2022 IST | APN Live
can jos butler replace eoin morgan as he nears retirement from international cricket
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According to a BCC report, England’s World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan has decided to announce his retirement. And seems like it’s the end of one of the most glorious chapters in the history of England’s white-ball cricket. However, with captain Eoin Morgan retiring from international cricket, the debate on his successor has already begun.

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While Ben Stokes just replaced Joe Root in Test cricket, the name of England’s next white ball captain is being suggested from all over the world. But seems like the captain himself had a name in mind. If reports are to be believed then Morgan himself wants Joss Butler to take up the responsibilities of captaincy.

Moreover, Joss Butler has even given green signal, which means that the super striker of IPL 2022 will be seen as the new White ball cricket captain of England. For the unversed, several countries like England have a rule of cricket that they have different captains for the red and while ball cricket and hence unlike India one captain cannot take over the captaincy in all formats of the game.

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On the other hand, it was Eoin Morgan who brought a turnaround in England’s approach to limited overs cricket, and even led his team to win their maiden 50-over World Cup in 2019. The revolution started after England was out of the 2015 ICC World Cup in the group stages. Morgan aimed at talented young players, the ones who love to play attacking cricket in ODIs and T20Is.

Eoin Morgan has played 115 T20Is 225 ODI matches for England. Till date he has scored 2458 runs in 115 T20Is and 7701 runs in 248 ODIs with an average of 39.29. This includes 14 centuries and 47 half-centuries. However, lately the cricketer has been battling with poor form and fitness concerns. And because of the same reasons he was also pulled out of the final ODI against Netherlands.

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