IPL 2020: ‘Pat Cummins specializing in his golf has made an enormous distinction in his batting’ – KKR captain Eoin Morgan

Pat Cummins was the top-scorer for KKR in yesterday

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan has opined that Pat Cummins’ big-hitting prowess has been enhanced due to the latter concentrating on his golf throughout IPL 2020.

He made this commentary through the post-match press convention after his facet’s defeat in opposition to the Mumbai Indians (MI).

On being requested about Pat Cummins’ knock through the KKR innings, Eoin Morgan responded that the staff administration take a look at the Aussie fast as an all-rounder.

“We truly take a look at Pat as an all-rounder. I believe the factor that he has been actually specializing in is his golf on this journey thus far.”

He added that the KKR speedster working towards his putting of the golf ball has helped him in his big-hitting on the cricket area through the IPL.

“It has made an enormous distinction in his batting and the putting of a ball. He has been hitting a golf ball rather well.”

Eoin Morgan was additionally requested if Kuldeep Yadav could be given an opportunity to play within the upcoming matches for KKR. He responded that it might rely on the character of the pitch whereas highlighting that the Abu Dhabi pitch on which yesterday’s match was performed didn’t help the spinners a lot.

“I believe given the circumstances that dictates whether or not the spinners flip the ball probably in a day recreation. I believe the proof confirmed tonight that the ball didn’t flip a terrific deal. Therefore, there wasn’t a chance for Kuldeep.”

Eoin Morgan on the KKR batting effort

KKR lost their first 5 wickets with just 61 runs on the board [P/C: iplt20.com] KKR lost their first 5 wickets with just 61 runs on the board [P/C: iplt20.com]
KKR misplaced their first 5 wickets with simply 61 runs on the board [P/C: iplt20.com]

Whereas speaking in regards to the KKR batting effort, Eoin Morgan acknowledged that their batsmen had dedicated a number of errors which have been exploited by the Mumbai Indians bowlers early on within the innings.

“We made a number of errors with the bat early on. I believed the Mumbai Indians bowled rather well and proved precisely why they’ve been one of many type groups within the event thus far.”

The England white-ball captain identified that top-order batting is likely one of the areas that KKR must work on whereas including that that is the most effective time to make the enhancements with virtually half of the league stage matches but to be performed.

“From right here on in, that’s one other space of enchancment that we have to make strides on. We’ve got simply handed the midway stage within the event and there’s no higher time to show issues round.”

With yesterday’s emphatic victory, the Mumbai Indians leapfrogged the Delhi Capitals to the highest of the IPL 2020 factors desk. However, the Kolkata Knight Riders’ loss and the slight turmoil of their camp would have given renewed hope to the groups within the second half of the factors desk to overtake them for a spot within the playoffs.

Printed 17 Oct 2020, 09:32 IST

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