Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain, became the most successful captain in T20I history on Monday when England defeated Sri Lanka in the 2021 T20 World Cup. This was England’s fourth consecutive victory in the mega event, and their place in the tournament’s semi-finals is all but guaranteed.
Morgan led England to their 43rd victory, passing Afghanistan’s former captain Asghar Afghan, who led his team to 42 victories in the format. Morgan’s 43 victories came in 68 matches, whereas Asghar’s 42 victories came in only 52.
Morgan is widely regarded as England’s greatest limited-overs captain. He led his team to their first-ever ODI World Cup in 2019, and his T20I record is now the best in the world.
In the top five most successful captains in T20I history, England’s captain is followed by Asghar, India’s MS Dhoni, Pakistan’s Sarfaraz Ahmed, and Virat Kohli.
Morgan will be determined to lead England to their second T20 World Cup title and equal the West Indies’ record. England is considered a strong favorite for the tournament after putting on a show in their first four T20 World Cup matches.