Decoding Eoin Morgan's captaincy record in T20Is
Eoin Morgan was superb once again as he led England to a stupendous eight-wicket victory against India in the first T20I on Friday. England dished out a superb show in a rather one-sided contest. Morgan's decision to go with premium pacers was the right move as India struggled to cope with the same. Here we present his captaincy record in T20Is.
How did the first T20I pan out?
India were off to a poor start, losing three wickets for just 20. England applied the pressure and didn't allow India to find the momentum. Shreyas Iyer was brilliant and shared a vital stand alongside Hardik Pandya. For England, Jofra Archer (3/23) was terrific. England then got off to a strong start and had the chase under control. Jason Roy (49) led the show.
Morgan has a superb record as captain in T20Is
Morgan has led the England cricket team in 55 T20Is so far. He has 32 wins under his belt, besides losing 20. Two matches ended in a tie with one game not having a result. Notably, Morgan has a win percentage of 61.11 and is England's most successful skipper in the format (minimum 30 games).
Comparison of Morgan with the other big guns
India's Virat Kohli has a better win percentage than Morgan. In 41 matches, Kohli has an impressive record (W24 L13 TD2 N/R2) with a percentage of 64.10. Both Morgan and Kohli are way ahead of New Zealand's Kane Williamson (48.95%), Australia's Aaron Finch (52.38%), and West Indies' Kieron Pollard (46.66%). Morgan will hope to better his record in the ongoing series.
England have been dominating the T20I format of late
Since the start of 2018, England have lost just one T20I series. Apart from losing 2-1 against India, England have enjoyed a swift ride. They have won all of their away T20I series in nations such as Sri Lanka, West Indies, New Zealand, and South Africa (twice). Out of 10 T20I series since 2018, England have won eight, besides losing one and drawing another.
Morgan's performance in T20Is
Morgan has featured in 98 T20Is so far, accumulating 2,278 runs at 30.37. He is the leading run-scorer for England. Morgan has 14 fifties with a best of 91. He has also smashed 172 fours and 113 sixes.