Cricket: Morgan set to announce international retirement tomorrow

Cricket: Morgan set to announce international retirement tomorrow

England's World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan is expected to announce his international retirement on Tuesday.

Morgan had wanted to lead England at the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year but the 35-year-old has struggled with form and fitness over the last 18 months, prompting a change of heart.

Morgan led a one-day series in the Netherlands this month but his duel issues were exposed as he was dismissed twice for nought in high-scoring matches before missing the concluding game with a groin niggle.

Jos Buttler is England's current vice-captain and has stepped in for Morgan when needed. Buttler's first assignment could be a high-profile series against India, comprising three T20s and three ODIs starting on July 7, before the same against South Africa.

Having replaced Sir Alastair Cook as white-ball captain prior to the 2015 World Cup in Australia, Morgan overcame an embarrassing group exit in that tournament and led a revolution in English limited-overs cricket.