Will KKR captain Ian Morgan not play in IPL Final? (Photo: IPL / BCCI)
The final match of IPL 2021 is to be played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. Chennai and Kolkata have geared up for this match to be played in Dubai. Players from both the teams are in the ring and the fight is expected to be fierce. However, before this match, former England captain Michael Vaughan has claimed that Kolkata Knight Riders captain Ian Morgan can keep himself out of the playing XI of the final.
Will Ian Morgan be out of Kolkata’s playing XI?
In an exclusive interview with Cricketbuzz, Michael Vaughan said that he would not be surprised if captain Ian Morgan did not include himself in the playing XI of the final. Ian Morgan could replace Andre Russell. Russell has been out of the last five matches but has now recovered from his injury and is also practicing batting and bowling.
Michael Vaughan said, “Kolkata will have to decide according to the pitch. Because KKR has played in Sharjah so far where according to the pitch their team is good. But there are different harats in Dubai. If Andre Russell can bowl four overs then Shakib Al Hasan may have to sit out. But to what extent would it be right to sit the left-arm spinner out? By the way, Ian Morgan can keep himself out as he always decides in the interest of the team. ‘
Ion Morgan’s disappointing performance in IPL 2021
The performance of the KKR captain has been extremely disappointing. He has scored 129 runs in 16 innings at an average of just 11.72. He hit only 8 fours and 6 sixes in the entire season. He has returned to the pavilion at zero 4 times this season. Morgan is the only IPL captain to fail to open an account four times in a season. This season, Morgan has not touched the figure of ten in 10 innings. No player has made such an embarrassing performance in the IPL. It is clear that Morgan is not in good form and if he keeps himself out of the playing XI, it will only benefit Kolkata. In Morgan’s absence, Dinesh Karthik can take charge.
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