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Eoin poised to lead English cricket side

Published 23/06/2011 | 05:00

FIRST we beat them at their own game in the Cricket World Cup . . . now an Irishman is poised to captain the English cricket team.

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England have made Dubliner Eoin Morgan vice-captain to Stuart Broad for the Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Bristol on Sunday.

And Broad is currently an injury doubt for the encounter, although the England and Wales Cricket Board said he would be fit to lead the side after a niggle in the final test against Sri Lanka.

Were he to take charge at any point, Morgan -- who has been made vice-captain "going forward" -- would become the first Irishman to lead England.

Morgan (24) began his international career with Ireland -- playing 23 one-day internationals between 2006 and 2009 and scoring 744 runs at an average of 35.42.

He made his England debut in 2009 and scored a half century against Australia in only his sixth innings.

Irish Independent

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