Ahead of the T20 World Cup, Paul Collingwood, England‘s assistant coach, has given his full assist to skipper Eoin Morgan, defending the left-hander for his poor type through the IPL 2021.
Although Morgan has charged Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the ultimate, with an excellent turnaround within the UAE leg after a dismal first half in India, his batting type stays a priority for each KKR and England. Morgan has scored 129 runs at a median of 11.73 whereas batting at lower than run-a-ball.
Paul Collingwood, nevertheless, reckons the qualities Morgan convey as a skipper outweigh his dip in type with the bat.
“I think in terms of his form, I’m sure he’d want to score more runs, but from our point of view, and probably from KKR’s point of view, you gotta understand what he gives to the team in his leadership – and that is far greater than his form with the bat,” Paul Collingwood advised ESPNcricinfo.
“I guess when you’re going through a bad run of form, people look at just stats, but how do you measure what that person has given in leadership. The only way you can measure that is from results.”
Result is what Morgan and KKR could be aiming for within the IPL 2021 last after they meet CSK in Dubai on Friday.
As lengthy as his management remains to be one hundred pc, we’ll be very joyful: Paul Collingwood
England will take the sector within the UAE trying to win a consecutive ICC title. It was Morgan who led them to their first-ever ODI World Cup a few years in the past.
Paul Collingwood, who captained England to the 2010 World Twenty20 trophy, reiterated the significance Morgan brings to the crew simply as a pacesetter. The 45-year-old said that they are going to be “very happy” so long as Morgan delivers as a skipper.
“Do you even query what he provides or query his type with the bat and we’d by no means go down that route as a result of we completely perceive as an England cricket crew what he’s given prior to now and what he continues to offer sooner or later.
“I’m sure he’d be desperate to score more runs, but as long as his leadership and direction and his skills of leading when he’s on the park are still 100 percent, we’ll be very happy,” Paul Collingwood concluded.
England will tackle West Indies in Dubai on October 23 to start their T20 World Cup marketing campaign. They can even face Australia and South Africa within the Super 12 stage.
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