Eoin Morgan feels KKR’s fortunes will change in UAE: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan today said that they will be a dangerous opponent in the second half of IPL 2021 as we have nothing to lose.
The performance of two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders was very poor in the first half. The team could win only two matches out of seven matches and had to face defeat in five matches. But their captain Eoin Morgan feels that the team’s fortunes will change in the UAE.
In a virtual press conference ahead of the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Morgan said, “We just need to look at it in one way that everything is under our control from here on. There is no need to look back. We need to find a way to get results. Everyone on the team and the fans know that it can be very exciting to watch matches, because it will make us a very dangerous team. Because we have something to lose Not there.”
Morgan also expressed hope that this break will prove to be good for KKR as the team was struggling during the first half of the tournament. Morgan said, I am happy that we are playing the IPL back. Looking at the position we were in at the start of the tournament and the way the results were not going in our favor, hopefully this break will help us.
KKR have included senior New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee in the team in place of Pat Cummins of Australia. Cummins has decided not to play in the second half. He said, “Tim Southee is a good international cricketer and he has been playing for a long time. He has a lot of experience and has played in the IPL as well. Hope he contributes for the team.”
KKR had missed the play-offs last season due to a poor net run rate, but the captain feels that the conditions in the United Arab Emirates will suit his side. Morgan said, “We missed qualifying for the play-offs last time, I think we feel like home here in Abu Dhabi. We like the conditions here and we will have fans here too. “