Eoin Morgan big Flop in IPL 8

Eoin Morgan, one of the few England players that are featuring in IPL 8, has been a big flop so far.

Playing for one of the Southern region teams in the League i.e. the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Morgan has not been able to make even one match winning contribution.

At the start, he found himself on the bench with Kane Williamson being preferred over him which was a little bit of a surprise.

The left hander was slotted in after a couple of games though, but, the change hasn’t made any difference so far.

Morgan is actually struggling more than Williamson. Maybe, he needs to bat higher, that can be argued, but, he is not looking in form at all if the truth is spoken.

Morgan has had a successful time over here in India in international Cricket in the past.

Because of his soft hands and quick feet, he handles spin well which is very important in these conditions, but, the last year or so, he has had a bit of a downfall as a batsman and his confidence appears to be very low at the moment. Continue reading “Eoin Morgan big Flop in IPL 8”

Joe Root confident on Morgan to Play under Pressure

Joe Root, the England middle order batsman, reckons that Eoin Morgan thrives under pressure and he is just one knock away from being a consistent match winner for the Three Lions again.

According to Root, Morgan enjoys the support of each and every individual in the England changing room.

Morgan is under fire at the moment. He is being criticized heavily particularly back home in England.

A reputed former player even termed him an ‘Overrated batsman’ the other day. Continue reading “Joe Root confident on Morgan to Play under Pressure”

Eoin Morgan says Bell and Ali will be Opener

Eoin Morgan has made it clear that Ian Bell and Moeen Ali are going to be the first choice openers for England in the upcoming triangular series as well as the World Cup.

Moeen had played quite well as opener in Sri Lanka. So, he was always going to occupy one of the opening slots, but, Bell was supposed to be a contender for the no. 3 slot.

However, it seems Morgan is not that convinced about the ability of Alex Hales to play the two new balls in Australian conditions and thus, he has decided to back Bell.

According to Morgan though, form is going to be a key factor as well. If Bell or Moeen loses form at any point of time over the course of these two tournaments, Alex Hales will have his way into the XI. Continue reading “Eoin Morgan says Bell and Ali will be Opener”