IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan eyeing Gautam Gambhir’s record, could not score a single half-century in 15 matches

New Delhi. The team of KKR has reached the Qualifier-2 of IPL 2021. The team will now take on Delhi Capitals on 13 October. The team winning this match will reach the final. KKR’s team has not been able to reach the final of the tournament since 2014. In such a situation, the eyes of captain Eoin Morgan will be on the record of former captain Gautam Gambhir. Under Gambhir’s captaincy, KKR’s team reached the final for the last time in 2014 and also won the tournament title. The team of three-time champion CSK has already reached the final. The final match is to be played on 15 October.

Talking about the tournament (IPL 2021), KKR did not have a good start. The team could win only 5 matches out of the initial 7. But the team qualified for the playoffs by winning 5 out of 7 league matches in the second leg held in UAE. In the Eliminator match, the team defeated Virat Kohli-led team RCB to make it to Qualifier-2.

Captain’s performance is not good

Even though KKR’s team has reached Qualifier 2. But captain Eoin Morgan has not been able to score a single half-century in the current season so far. He has scored 129 runs in 15 matches at an average of 13. He played the biggest innings of 47 not out. The strike rate is of 101. This too cannot be considered good in terms of T20. Morgan was made the captain in place of Dinesh Karthik in the last season. KKR has won the IPL title twice. The team was successful in winning the title in 2012 and 2014. Both the times the command of the team was with Gambhir.

Only 5 fifties have been able to score in 81 matches.

Eoin Morgan, who won the 2019 ODI World Cup title for England, has never been very good in the IPL. He has been able to score only 5 half-centuries in 81 matches in the history of the league. Has scored 1401 runs at an average of 23. The strike rate is of 123. Talking about scoring the most runs in a season, the 2020 season proved to be the best for him. He scored 418 runs in 14 matches at an average of 42. A half-century was also scored. The strike rate was 138.

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Pant’s responsibility to get Delhi’s first title

Delhi Capitals has not won the IPL title yet. The team had lost to Mumbai Indians in the final of last season. Young captain Rishabh Pant had led the team to the top of the table. However, the team lost to CSK in Qualifier 1. Pant’s batting record is heavy on Eoin Morgan. He has scored 413 runs in 15 matches at an average of 38. Has scored 3 fifties. The strike rate is of 129.

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