IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan’s batting has been poor for KKR this season.© BCCI/IPL
Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has said that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) need to drop captain Eoin Morgan due to their batting struggles this season. speaking about it Youtube channel Ahead of KKRClash against Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Sunrisers Hyderabad In Dubai on Sunday, Chopra said Shakib Al Hasan would be his choice from Morgan to take over the captaincy of KKR. Chopra cited the example of Gautam Gambhir stepping down from the captaincy in 2014 after struggling to score runs in the opening games.
“Kolkata, I beg you with folded hands: I am going to give you two-three options. First of all, I would like to say leave the captain. You have done it before and you can do it again. I am Gautam Was talking to (Gambhir) He told me about the 2014 season when he was not getting runs in the first three games. So he went to the coach and said, ‘Let me sit out as I am not contributing’ ,” said Chopra.
“The same thought must have crossed Morgan’s mind as he has batted 11 times and averages 10. You are batting at No. 4 or 5. I don’t see any great decisions under your captaincy, the playing XI you are in. And all that. So maybe it’s time to replace Morgan with Shakib Al Hasan.”
“You can’t play (Tim) Seifert if you’re not letting him bat higher up the order. So, in place of Seifert, just go for Ben Cutting. Do something because if you don’t have Lockie (Ferguson), You have to play at least five bowlers. Five bowlers and Venkatesh Iyer are fine, but four bowlers and Venkatesh Iyer? It doesn’t make sense my friend. Honestly, I don’t get that. How can you expect everything from this? He’s doing well but he’s not Superman.
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