Playing in the same team in IPL does not affect the rivalry in Ashes. Eoin Morgan who plays with David Warner along the likes of Ben Cutting and Moises Henriques in Indian Premier League has cleared that sharing the same dressing room with arch rivals Australians will not calm down the intense rivalry between the two countries.

“This rivalry has shaped up over a century of intense cricket, since the start of the game, in fact. It has always been there. So it isn’t a case of it building up or coming down, it is there regardless of what kind of cycle the teams are in or how international cricket is shaping up. It is a rivalry where previous success doesn’t matter. Whether you are playing in the Ashes or playing against Australia in a World Cup, the stakes are always high,” the England skipper said.

Morgan who is currently playing in Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. He has suggested that a lot of England cricketers will be seen participating in the Indian T20 league and Bis Bash League in the coming years. “With the passage of time, I think we will see more and more English cricketers play in the IPL. This year, in particular, there have been huge moves to get more players involved in this tournament, and not just here, you can also see the same in the Big Bash League,” he said.

Morgan is hopeful about England coming up with their own T20 league very soon. “The likes of David Willey, Michael Carberry, Jos Buttler, so on, and myself, we are involved in franchise cricket there. I am also hopeful that we will have our own franchise-based T20 competition sooner rather than later, and maybe we can replicate something like the IPL or BBL back in England,” he said.

    Sudipta Biswas is a 27 year old cricket fan.He started watching the game when Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made their debut. Once had a dream of playing for the nation, now aspires to be a sports journo ! You can contact him @sudipta88dip on Twitter.

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