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England's Buttler Hails 'Pioneer' Morgan After 100th T20

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By AFP News
March 17, 2021 • 15:19 PM View: 1099

Match-winner Jos Buttler praised England captain Eoin Morgan as a "pioneer" after his landmark 100th Twenty20 appearance in Tuesday's victory over India.

Buttler, whose unbeaten 83 eclipsed India skipper Virat Kohli's swashbuckling 77, said Morgan was an inspiration to up-and-coming England cricketers.

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Morgan, 34, has revamped England's approach to limited-overs cricket, highlighted by their 2019 ODI World Cup win -- four years after they failed to get out of their pool in 2015.

"He's been a pioneer for English white-ball cricketers -– he was a pioneer as a player to start with and certainly as a captain and leader. He has always been someone who has been ahead of the curve." Buttler said.

Dublin-born Morgan became the first England men's player to play 100 T20 internationals in the eight-wicket win, which put the tourists 2-1 up in the five-match series.


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