KKR bowling coach, Kyle Mills opined that the presence of Eoin Morgan in the team will be affirmative for captain Dinesh Karthik. KKR have brought back England skipper Eoin Morgan to the side who played for them back in 2011 to 2013, as the team’s vice-captain.
KKR’s squad with players from Indian and few foreign players have already reached the venue for IPL this term which is UAE. The players have been placed under mandatory quarantine.
The 13th edition of IPL was originally scheduled to kick off from March 29 was postponed indefinitely after April 15 due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the nation. The IPL 2020 will begin from September 19 till November 10, a total 53-day campaign will see all the 8 teams play in UAE.
The venue this time is UAE and matches will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
I think Eoin is going to complement DK really well: Kyle Mills
KKR bowling coach Kyle Mills feels the presence of Eoin Morgan in the team will complement Dinesh Karthik who will be behind the stumps, and communication with the bowler can be easy for Eoin at covers. Mills was all praises of England skipper Morgan and his leadership skills. The coach is all praises for
“I think Eoin is going to complement DK really well. DK can focus on keeping, Eoin will be in the cover region. So, the communication with the bowler in the death overs or pressure situations will work well,” Kyle Mills.
“Eoin Morgan has a lot of experience and also had successful campaigns for England. He doesn’t get flustered under pressure situations. So, you need leaders like that in a young group. I know leaders who panic and raise their voice.”
Kyle Mills is impressed by the bowling lineup of KKR this term
The 41-year-old former pacer has Harry Gurney, Lockie Ferguson and Andre Russell alongside Indian youngsters – Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier and Shivam Mavi to work with.
The bowling lineup is fierce at KKR and the opposition would surely fear their attacking bowlers. He mentioned Pat Cummins as the best fast bowler at the moment.
“Looking at the young local lads along with Pat, Harry, Lockie and Andre, I should say we have got some real firepower that we need to put a harness on to give the right direction. We have got a really heavy artillery. I guess Pat Cummins will be a superstar by the time he ends his career.
“He has been around for a while, and he is just 26-27 years of age. He is really young. We have got him in his prime. At this moment, without a question, he is the best fast bowler in the world. He has had a lot of injuries in the past but he is really fit now and has been bowling with great control and pace. And also, if you see his mannerism on the field, he is a great team player,” Kyle Mills maintained.
“Andre is great with the bat but you can also pick him just for his bowling. He is very fast, has got some good variations and now he has got a lot of IPL and international experience. I am sure Andre is going to take his batting and bowling to the top level as an all-rounder. said Kyle Mills.
“If you see the World Cup last year in England where New Zealand lost the final, Lockie was one of the best fast bowlers in the tournament. He bowled with great pace and swung the ball really well,” He had a little niggle during the home season in New Zealand but I am sure he will be fit and raring to go in the IPL. He hasn’t played cricket in the last five months so he is really excited to go out there and play with the white ball.” he added
KKR are staying at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. The area of the hotel is spread across 57 acres and KKR have booked the entire hotel complying to the BCCI norms. The supports staff and players present in the hotel and training will have to operate within the protocols of the bio-secure environment.