IPL 2021: Morgan opened the secret, told who will open for Rajasthan Royals
England captain Eoin Morgan said that Jose Butler and Ben Stokes would take over the responsibility of opening for Rajasthan Royals. Morgan will captain Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
England captain Eoin Morgan has said that Ben Stokes will open for Rajasthan Royals this season with Jose Butler. The Rajasthan team will be captained by Sanju Samson for the first time. In a Sky Sports podcast, Morgan said that Jose Butler and Ben Stokes would assume the opening responsibility for the Rajasthan Royals. Morgan will captain Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
England’s star all-rounder Stokes and Jose Butler were talking about trying to give more and more opportunities to players. He said that when more responsibility is given to such players, then they can be ‘better than better. Morgan said, “It will be great to see if two superstars of the team open the batsmen.” However, being the captain of an opposition team, I am thinking that we will have to start well in bowling.
Morgan will captain the Kolkata franchise this season, which he took from Dinesh Karthik in the middle of last season. Karthik decided to relinquish the captaincy from the middle season after the team’s poor performance.
Morgan said that Stokes would bat in the middle order for the England team in the T20 international format. He explained that England has a lot of players who can play in the top-3. He said, “Matches are won in the last 10 overs, not in the first 10.” Morgan has played 66 matches so far in this T20 league and scored 1272 runs with the help of 5 half-centuries. Last season, he played 14 matches and scored a total of 418 runs at an average of 41.80