IPL 2021: In IPL 2019, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) failed to reach the playoffs under the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik. In the 13th season of IPL last year, his performance as captain was also not good. After this he handed over the captaincy to Eoin Morgan. Morgan got a chance to captain after 7 matches last year. Under his leadership, the team won 3 matches. However, the team could not qualify for the playoffs and finished at number five in the points table. In this season i.e. IPL 2021, Morgan has made his team to the final, but as a batsman, he was flopping badly.
Morgan returns in second leg
The second phase of IPL 2021 started in UAE. Earlier KKR was at number seven. This time captain Eoin Morgan came with good preparation. He made many changes in the team. Venkatesh Iyer was included as the opening batsman and in the bowling, Tim Southee-Lockie Ferguson was included in the playing 11. In the second phase, under Morgan’s captaincy, the team won 7 matches and made it to the final. During this, Morgan’s captaincy experience was seen.
flop morgan in batting
Morgan’s batting has been a flop in the 14th season of IPL. He has not played any major innings in the entire tournament. In 14 matches played this season, only 124 runs have come out of his bat. Eoin Morgan has scored 1396 runs in 80 matches in his entire IPL career. During this his average has been 23.26. While his strike rate has been above 123. Morgan has also scored five half-centuries in the IPL. His bat has hit 112 fours and he has hit 64 sixes.
Chance for KKR to win the title
Eoin Morgan has a good chance of getting KKR the title. Because his team has not reached the final for a long time. After defeating Delhi in the second qualifier, Morgan had said that we have to rectify the mistakes we made against Delhi in the final against Chennai. If we play like this, it can be difficult to win the final.