Eoin Morgan, by far, is the most experienced English player in the IPL. He has played enough IPL cricket to understand the nuances of the league and this is why he is a great pick by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 crore. The fact that they got him in such a huge price is not surprising. He has played earlier for Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League and was in the squad of winners of last edition Sunrisers Hyderabad.
He has been among the English players who has played the league on a consistent basis.
What makes Eoin Morgan special?
Apart from being a T20 specialist, Morgan is one of the intelligent cricketers in the world as well. He currently captains England in the shorter formats of the game and took his team to the finals of the WT20 last year in India. Not that he is going to captain his IPL side but his cricketing brain can help them get some tactics right.
Morgan’s T20 record
Morgan has played 213 T20s thus far and this makes him one of the veterans of the format. He has scored 4669 runs at a good average of 27.46 and a strike rate of 128.39. But numbers don’t really do justice to Morgan’s quality as a T20 player. He is a one awesome fielder too, which is a must-do quality in any T20 player.