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Eoin Morgan Named as Middlesex Captain for the Vitality Blast 2020

Eoin Morgan Named as Middlesex Captain for the Vitality Blast 2020
Eoin Morgan Named as Middlesex Captain for the Vitality Blast 2020

Middlesex Cricket is today delighted to announce that Eoin Morgan will Captain the club in this season’s Vitality Blast campaign.

Morgan, who also celebrates a Testimonial Year this year, takes the reins of a Middlesex side that showed huge signs of improvement in 2019, reaching the quarter final stage of the competition for only the second time since the club lifted the trophy in 2008.

Morgan played a crucial role in helping to transform Middlesex’s T20 Blast fortunes last season, hitting three half centuries in the competition - 70 off 37 balls against Surrey at Lord’s, a brilliant unbeaten 83 off just 29 balls against Somerset and a gutsy 53 off 31 balls in the quarter-final defeat to Nottinghamshire. He finished the 2019 tournament with 341 runs at an average of almost 43 and a strike rate of just under 170.

Aside of being one of Middlesex and England’s most experienced and accomplished T20 players, Morgan has become one of the world’s greatest modern day white-ball captains, and his experience, tactical brilliance and ice-cool head under pressure will be a huge boost to Middlesex as Stuart Law looks for his side to push on in 2020.

Middlesex’s Head Coach commented:

“I’m really excited to have Morgs at the helm for our T20 campaign.

“He is currently the best white-ball captain around and will offer a great deal of experience on and off the field to the team in this format.

“I can’t wait to start working with him to build a squad of players to challenge in this format.”

Eoin Morgan himself commented:

“I’m delighted to be awarded the T20 Captaincy.

“The role is one that I have really enjoyed.

“We’ve got an exciting group of players here at Middlesex, with plenty of talent and a good blend of youth and experience, and I’m really looking forward to helping the club build on the improvements we made in this format last year.”

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