Eoin Morgan has beaten MS Dhoni and Asghar Afghan to become the most successful T20I skipper. The Three Lions trounced Sri Lanka by 26 runs in Sharjah on Monday, November 1, and Morgan took over the record. Even though Afghan and Dhoni both have 42 wins as captains, Morgan has 43 victories.
Afghan, on the other hand, has the highest win percentage among the three, at 81.73 percent. After the match against Namibia on Sunday, October 31, Afghan announced his retirement from international cricket. Meanwhile, Morgan has had a memorable run in the 2017 T20 World Cup in the UAE, as the British team has won all four of their Super 12 matches.
England is all but through to the semi-finals after their victory over Lanka. With a net run rate of 3.183, they are likewise the best among the Super 12’s 12 teams. On November 6, they played Temba Bavuma’s South Africa in their final Super 12 encounter. Morgan exuded pride after England’s victory against Lanka and praised his teammates for stepping up. The British knocked the Islanders out for 137 in 19 overs, defending 163. Jos Buttler was also praised for bowling “one of his best-ever innings”.
“I’m quite proud of everything we’ve accomplished tonight. Everyone had to put up a valiant battle. As the situation here evolved, Tymal’s departure posed a new question to us. However, Livingstone and Moeen performed admirably with the other men,” Morgan remarked. “I can’t say enough good things about our men tonight. Jos Buttler produced one of his best innings, in my opinion. Being on the receiving end and watching was fantastic. He’s one of the best players in the game, and it’s an honour to have him on our team,” he continued.
Butler hit six fours and as many sixes in his undefeated 67-ball 101. The right-hander picked up where he left off against Australia, scoring 71 off 32 and guiding England to an eight-wicket victory at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.