Aakash Chopra says “Eoin Morgan’s bat should do the talking” in IPL 2021. Chopra has been confused by Kolkata Knight Riders. Eoin Morgan’s form with the bat. In 11 games, Morgan has scored reasonable 107 runs. He has been unable to encourage the group to go inside the middle-overs.
KKR has been great within the second half of the IPL. But Eoin Morgan’s silent willow has been a cause for concern. Aakash feels his form is putting pointless pressure on the other batsmen.
“Morgan’s bat should do the talking but unfortunately that has not been the case. If the captain of your team comes to bat at No.4 or No.5 meaning that if he is the engine room of your team but he is the weak link in the batting then it is time to look inwards and understand that scoring runs are important. He makes this team a bit weak because there is no movement in the middle order except when Nitish Rana or Dinesh Karthik does it,” Aakash Chopra said.
Chopra has been inspired by the way, Shubman Gill. He has batted within the second stage of the IPL. Both him and Venkatesh Iyer have expressed themselves. They have made Knight Riders’ intentions clear on how they need to play their cricket. Shubman Gill hasn’t been able to change over his begins into big scores. Aakash Chopra feels the game against Punjab Kings. They could be the one where the youth can improve his average.
“The way Shubman Gill has batted in the second half with intent, he has looked good. The runs he has scored have been valuable. The way the team thinks is important and the task to set the tone of the innings is of Shubman Gill because he is an opener. That is why KKR have won these games and so strike rate should be the same but the average can rise against Punjab on this pitch,” Aakash Chopra concluded.