Eoin Morgan could compliment Andre Russell’s power-hitting as England’s World Cup-winning skipper gets ready to do so when Kolkata Knight Riders take the field in this edition of IPL 2020.
One of the more stable middle-order batsmen in the limited-overs cricket, Eoin Morgan was bought by KKR at the auction after they looked heavily dependable on Andre Russell to finish close games as they missed the qualifiers by a whisker in 2019.
Eoin Morgan Will Aid Andre Russell Who Has Performed Finishers Role Exceptionally Well
An Irish-born Englishman with a reputation for inventive stroke-play, Eoin Morgan has overtime proved to be one of the most exceptional players in international cricket. He is a natural finisher and has spent most of his IPL career with KKR but represented SRH in 2015 and 2016 and KXIP in 2017. The 2019 World Cup-winning captain makes a return to the Knight Riders color in 2020 after being one of the top-buys for KKR in the Auction.
“I know (Andre) Russell has done that role significantly well for a number of years for Kolkata. He’s done exceptionally well. If I get a go, hopefully I will be able to aid that,” Morgan said during a virtual media interaction from the team hotel, on the eve of their match against four-time defending champions Mumbai Indians.
“I think it’s been quite a few years since I played (at KKR). Just looking at batting, my game has really come on quite a lot in the last three to four years. I would like to think I’ve come on quite well,” Morgan, who will be back at the franchise after his stint from 2011-2013, said.
Eoin Morgan: KKR Have Very Versatile Cricketers Who Can Control Batting Unit
“I think with the squad that we have, it gives us better options, particularly in batting and bowling. I think within the squad we have a number of very versatile cricketers who can specifically control the batting department,” Morgan said.
“Having watched the (three) games so far, the wickets have been more similar to English conditions,” he said.
“We have been very good friends for a number of years now. When it comes to sports that we enjoy horse racing, as well. Both of us really enjoy the experience,” Morgan signed off.