KKR captain Eoin Morgan confirms participation in the second half of IPL 2021
Eon Morgan has confirmed that he will be available in the second half of the Indian Premier League IPL 2021, which will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19. England and Bangladesh were ready to play three ODIs and three T20Is in Bangladesh from September to October but the England and Wales Cricket Board announced a statement on Tuesday that confirmed that they had “mutually decided” for postponing the tour until March 2023.
Postponement of the England tour to Bangladesh
After the postponement of the English team tour to Bangladesh opens up the door for the England players to participate in the remainder of the Indian Premier League IPL 2021, before the postponement England Cricket Board ECB stating that their players won’t be allowed to do so.
Eon Morgan will be returning as a captain of Kolkata Knight Rider in the second half of IPL 2021
England Captain Eon Morgan confirmed that he will be returning as a captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in the second phase of the VIVO IPL, and he also stated that the involvement of other England players with contracts within the event is a matter of private alternative.
Eon Morgan Statement About Participation of England Players in IPL 2021
Morgan stated “It’s a completely individual decision, I think it was a win-win either way. If we go to Bangladesh we have to play in conditions that are different for us. If some players go to the IPL, they’ll play in similar conditions (World cup), or for those players that need a rest, they take a rest.”
He further stated “We have a lot of cricket to play between now and then. We’ve planned on the tour going ahead – that’s been part of our planning for a long time now – but equally, given the nature in which we now compete and live our lives, it’s not a bad thing for guys to either take time off or go to the IPL if they feel refreshed and have enough energy”.
Eoin Morgan manages will be played till the playoff only
Eoin Morgan manages to pull KKR to the playoff only, he might have to miss the remaining matches as England and Pakistan are scheduled to play two T20Is in Pakistan. England has only two remaining T20I before the T20I World Cup starts on October 17 2021 will be played in Pakistan on October 14 and 15, with the PCB and the ECB both are confident that the tour will go ahead. The IPL (Indian Premier League) final is also scheduled for October 15, which will create a possible clash for players whose franchises reach the final stages of the tournament.
The first match of KKR in the remainder of IPL 2021
The Knight Riders have had a tough start so far in the tournament in 7 matches with just 2 wins and are at the 7th position on the points table. Their first match in the remainder of IPL 2021 would be against the RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) on Monday 20th September at Abu Dhabi.