IPL 2022: 3 Reasons Why Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Shouldn't Keep Eoin Morgan Before Mega Auction
Eoin Morgan is arguably one of the best T20 cricketers out there. Not only is his clout explosive, but also his skills as a captain. In fact, he revolutionized the shortest format of the game in England.
Because of his leadership and aggressive approach, the British are now a force to be reckoned with in T20Is. So his exploits in international cricket forced the Kolkata Knight Riders to bid for him. The fearless bat has been playing in the Indian Premier League for quite some time.
However, the chances that KKR will keep him look very bleak. Most likely, the skipper from England will be released with limited overs ahead of the upcoming mega auction. But what could be the reasons the Knights let go of their skipper?
In the article we're going to look at 3 reasons why KKR shouldn't keep Eoin Morgan before the mega auction:
As absurd as it may sound, IPL and international cricket are completely different. No matter how good a player is at international cricket, only a select number of overseas players have a chance to appear on the XI of an IPL team. One of the main reasons for this is a certain limit on the number of foreign players that are allowed to play in an IPL game.
Each IPL team can only play against four foreign players in one game. This means that foreign actors have to play more than one role. Thus, three-dimensional players from overseas have the edge over one-dimensional and two-dimensional players.
This is one of the main reasons Morgan has difficulty getting a consistent run in the XI of an IPL franchise. He can neither bowl nor increase the order. Also, he can't attack from ball one and needs a couple of balls to get in. Therefore, a team can only have him in XI if he beats number five.