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Full name Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan
Born September 10, 1986, Dublin
Current age 26 years 257 days
Major teams England, Ireland, Bangalore Royal Challengers, England A, Ireland A, Ireland Under-19s, Kolkata Knight Riders, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Sir Paul Getty's XI
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper
Height 5 ft 9 in
Education Catholic University School
|Test debut||England v Bangladesh at Lord's, May 27-31, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Feb 3-6, 2012 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 23, 2013 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v Netherlands at Lord's, Jun 5, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 15, 2013 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Ireland v Scotland at Dublin, Aug 6-8, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||England Lions v Australia A at Birmingham, Aug 14-17, 2012 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hertfordshire v Ireland at Bishop's Stortford, Aug 28-29, 2003 scorecard|
|Last List A||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 23, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 19, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|9||KKR||v Sunrisers||Hyderabad (Deccan)||19 May 2013||T20|
|15||KKR||v Warriors||Pune||9 May 2013||T20|
|5||KKR||v Mum Indians||Mumbai||7 May 2013||T20|
|-||KKR||v Royals||Kolkata||3 May 2013||T20|
|10||KKR||v Daredevils||Raipur||1 May 2013||T20|
|32*||KKR||v Super Kings||Chennai||28 Apr 2013||T20|
|42||KKR||v Kings XI||Kolkata||26 Apr 2013||T20|
|31||KKR||v Mum Indians||Kolkata||24 Apr 2013||T20|
|2||KKR||v Super Kings||Kolkata||20 Apr 2013||T20|
|47||KKR||v Kings XI||Mohali||16 Apr 2013||T20|
Eoin Morgan is an Irish-born Englishman with a reputation for inventive and audacious strokeplay. At the age of 23, he shot to prominence on the back of two match-winning innings against South Africa. First was a 34-ball 67 in the Champions Trophy in September 2009 which he followed two months later with an unbeaten 45-ball 85 in the opening Twenty20 of England's tour of South Africa. His bold approach and crisp hitting was reminiscent of the arrival of another English import, Kevin Pietersen, in 2005. With a blend of nous and power, Morgan looks a natural "finisher" - a role England have struggled to fill for a decade.
A compact left-hander, Morgan grew up playing hurling and with his sweeps and pulls, he has clearly taken aspects of the Irish sport into his cricket. He gained initial recognition with Ireland, averaging 52.20 in the World Cricket League, including his first ODI century, a sublime 115 from 106 balls against Canada. In the 2007 World Cup, as his team-mates impressed, Morgan disappointed with 91 runs from nine games. He joined his fellow Anglo-Irishman, Ed Joyce, at Middlesex in 2006, where he helped them to the Twenty20 Cup victory in 2008 and caught the eye of the England selectors.
His growing stature was confirmed when he was the only England player to be awarded a new contract at the auction for the third season of the IPL in January 2010. He was signed for $220,000 by Bangalore, where he joined England team-mate Kevin Pietersen. With much expected he failed to make an impression and was soon left on the substitutes bench. But he returned to his best for England in the World Twenty20 that followed, as his powerful shot-making and coolness under pressure helped him to 183 runs and helped England to their first triumph in global limited-overs events.
It was enough to prove he had the mettle to take his game a step higher and despite a modest first-class record he was rewarded with a surprise call-up to the Test side for England's first Test of the 2010 summer, against Bangladesh. Walking out to bat at 258 for 4, he could not have asked for a gentler introduction and showed enough confidence to pick up his first Test boundary with a reverse-sweep.
And with the retirement of Paul Collingwood, a permanent space opened up in England's Test side. Morgan pipped Ravi Bopara for selection for the first Test of the English summer in 2011 and made 362 runs in 10 innings against Sri Lanka and India. But Morgan endured a disastrous tour of the UAE, scoring 180 runs at 16.36 across three Tests, four ODIs and three T20s against Pakistan and was dropped from England's touring party to Sri Lanka in March 2012.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2003, 2004
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