Eoin Morgan discloses why Dinesh Karthik batted forward of him vs Mumbai Indians

Eoin Morgan: The newly-elected captain of Kolkata Knight Riders laid emphasis on flexibility within the batting order in IPL 2020.

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan admitted that his workforce was down and out from the phrase go of their match in opposition to Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi tonight.

After successful the toss and electing to bat, Morgan witnessed MI dismissing half their facet by the eleventh over. An 87-run partnership between Morgan (39 not out) and one way or the other aided Kolkata in scoring 148/5 in 20 overs however the identical wasn’t sufficient in opposition to an authoritative defending champions.

“We weren’t within the race in any respect actually, being 4 or 5 down. Managed to get a rating on the board however when Mumbai [Indians] like that, they’re onerous to cease. Guys fought onerous however simply not sufficient runs on the board,” Morgan mentioned through the post-match presentation ceremony.

Eoin Morgan discloses why Dinesh Karthik batted forward of him vs Mumbai Indians

Within the first innings, Knight Riders had acquired loads of criticism after wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik (4) was despatched in to bat at No. 4 forward of Morgan. With Karthik thriving within the decrease middle-order and Morgan doing properly at No. 4 in the previous few years, the rationale behind the identical was inexplicable.

Being requested about the identical, Morgan laid emphasis on adopting flexibility of their batting order particularly between positions 4-6 which incorporates gamers of the likes of Morgan, Karthik and Andre Russell.

“No. 4, 5 and 6, now we have lot of expertise. Given the match-ups, we try to play our greatest hand there. In the present day it didn’t make that a lot of a distinction; we had been all in early,” Morgan concluded.


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