Eoin Morgan says Allah was with hosts, England most diverse team in world: After winning the maiden ICC cricket World Cup title at Lord’s on Sunday, England became the sixth nation to achieve the feat after West Indies, India, Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. They had to wait for 44 years comprising 13 World Cup editions. Eoin Morgan-led tournament hosts defeat Kane Williamson-led Kiwis in a thriller which witnessed a Super Over.

Morgan won accolades after the thumping win for his comments during a post-match press conference. Asked if England registered victory because of the luck of the Irish left-handed batsman, Morgan replied that he spoke to Adil Rashid who said Allah was with England, so He was definitely with the English side.

Morgan, who is an Irish and British cricketer, said that England are the most diverse team in the world in which cricketers from different backgrounds, cultures and countries play. Interestingly, Ben Stokes, who was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant performance in the regular game and a Super Over, is born in New Zealand.

Similarly, Jason Roy, who played match-winning knocks in the World Cup, is from South Africa. Not stopping here, pacer Jofra Archer is a Barbadian-born and spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali have Pakistani origin.

 

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