Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders will take on MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2021 final on Friday. KR have had their share of luck along with come good cricket on their road to the final. Morgan’s KKR has one last battle left against the wily old fox MS Dhoni and his men as they eye for their third IPL title. Meanwhile, former England skipper Michael Vaughan has come out with an interesting observation ahead of the IPL final.
Taking to Cricbuzz, Vaughan said that Eoin Morgan could drop himself in the final in place of Andre Russell with Shakib Al Hasan playing the role of a third spinner in the XI.
“They have to make a call on the pitch because when they played at Sharjah, they got used to the pitch, knew the conditions, and stuck with the team. Dubai might be a different proposition, it might be a different surface. If Andre Russell can bowl four overs, they may turn to change Shakib.”
“You know, they may think that a left-arm spinner (won’t be required). Again, we’ll talk about Eoin Morgan (chuckles). I personally wouldn’t drop him, but do not be surprised 9if he drops himself) because I just know the character that he is. He will do what he feels is best for the team.”
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Morgan did not have the best of time with the bat scoring just 129 runs from 16 games heading into the final on Friday. Vaughan, however, pointed out that his captaincy skills will be required for KKR in the final despite his poor batting form.
“I think he’s a massive player, and adds 25 runs of value with his tactics, maybe more with his man-management of those younger players that we talk about. So I would certainly play him, but don’t rule it out with Eoin Morgan because he’s that kind of personality” Vaughan concluded.