5 England ODI captains who weren’t born in the country

5 England ODI captains who weren’t born in the country

Here we take a look back at five England ODI captains who weren’t born in the country but made them proud.

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England team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

England has always been a nation that has accepted professionals, especially sportspersons from all over the world. It has also provided them with a platform to showcase their talent. In cricket, there have been several instances when players from other countries settling in England for better opportunities. Even today, players from all around the globe take Kolpak routes in order to shift their base to Britain.

There have been multiple stars with the national team who weren’t born in England but did exceedingly well for them. The likes of Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes and most recently, Jofra Archer are among the many who are non-Britain born but have done really well for the team.

Moreover, there have been such captains as well who’ve been successful. Thus, here we take a look back at five England ODI captains who weren’t born in the country.

1. Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

It took 12 editions and 44 years for England to finally conquer and lift the World Cup title. It was under the leadership of Eoin Morgan that they etched their name on that coveted trophy. The Ireland-born left-handed batsman has been in and around international cricket for almost 13 years now. However, it was only in 2009 that Morgan made his England debut.

It was during the 2009 World T20 that he first featured for England. There have been a few hiccups on the way but he has been excellent throughout. The 32-year-old was handed over the reins of the limited-overs sides a couple of months before the 2015 World Cup. That tournament turned out to be one of the lowest points in the history of England cricket.

However, Morgan led a massive transformation in white-ball cricket and made his team a powerhouse, especially in ODI cricket. Their approach changed and they started winning games and series and the tide started to turn. All the hard work paid off when they lifted the World Cup trophy a few days back.

Thus, it was Morgan who was at the forefront of this massive change. He was there through the ups and downs and survived every storm that passed by. Thus, he will go down as one of the greatest England white-ball captains. Statistically, he has the second-highest win percentage (65.71) among all England ODI captains who have led in at least 10 games. In fact, Morgan is the only captain to have been at the helm in over 100 ODIs.

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