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Adding Harbhajan to our squad has strengthened our spin division, says Morgan | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan on Wednesday stated that the hole between the ODI sequence and the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) has supplied him the very best alternative to recuperate from his damage in time for Kolkata’s first sport of the season.
Morgan had missed the ultimate two ODIs of the sequence towards India in Pune as a result of of an damage sustained through the first ODI. The England skipper sustained a cut up webbing between his thumb and index finger within the first ODI and that required 4 stitches.
“Yeah, I feel a lot better than I did a week ago. The plan moving forward is to remove the stitches tomorrow and progress with my batting in the coming days and fielding on the back of that. Given the time frame I have available, it’s looking very good,” stated Morgan throughout a digital press convention on Wednesday.

Prasidh Krishna had made his ODI debut within the lately-concluded sequence towards England. Now Morgan could be main the Indian pacer within the upcoming IPL.
Speaking about Prasidh making his debut for India, Morgan stated: “After Prasidh’s debut, on the way back after the toss, I went and congratulated him. For me, debuts are not entirely just about the player, it is about their families, friends, and the journey the player has been on. So, it is a celebration of that achievement of the recognition of the stardom of your next journey and it was great to see Prasidh represent India and do well on top of that.”
When requested in regards to the inclusion of Harbhajan Singh within the squad, Morgan stated: “I think adding Harbhajan to our squad has strengthened our spin department. If you look at our spin department, on paper it is one of the best in the tournament and that is factual. We have to play in Chennai and it can turn there, it can raise the eyebrows of our spinners there. If we do well in the tournament, our spinners would have bowled well.”
Earlier, this 12 months KKR had employed England’s white-ball analyst Nathan Leamon as its strategic marketing consultant forward of the upcoming IPL. Talking about Nathan, Morgan stated: “I have worked with Nathan in the England cricket team in 2010, both as a player and as a captain. In the new age of sport where information is freely available, the biggest thing we can do is to figure out how to use that information. Having different information available to help different players, in turn, to help the team is obviously something we have looked into.”
“If you see the role of analysts in different sports across the world, it plays such a big part. For me, Nathan coming on board has added to a strong area and we value that to a huge amount,” he added.
When requested whether or not KKR can be versatile with their batting outfit this 12 months as properly, Morgan stated: “We are all due to get together quite soon towards the end of the week in which we will discuss our plans and thoughts and actually talk about our strengths as a squad and team. Last year, we saw the versatility within our middle order and the flexibility to promote myself, DK, or Sunil. If we play well, there will be a lot of teams that will not enjoy playing against us. We need to make the right call on when to play the best hand and that is one thing we learnt from last year.”
“The IPL is the biggest tournament in the world which has the biggest of players. A competitive campaign or successful campaign is the battle with the injuries or illness along the way. Whether you like it or not, it does happen throughout a season. Planning needs to be put across to strengthen your team across all areas. We did that in this auction and we are hoping to best position ourselves to have a versatile team when it comes to selection,” he added.
IPL will start on April 9 with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians locking horns within the match opener. KKR will play their first sport on April 11 towards SunRisers Hyderabad.

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