IPL 2022 Auction: 3 Teams That Might Target Eoin Morgan
IPL 2022 Auction: Eoin Morgan made his debut for IPL in 2010 with Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, he was in and out of the side and was not given much opportunity. In 2011, Morgan was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders and continued to play for the team till 2013. He was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings after that but came back to KKR in 2020. After a sudden resignation of Dinesh Karthik as a skipper, Morgan got an opportunity to lead the team.
The result of his leadership was visible in 2021 when KKR ended its IPL campaign as runner-up. Because of Morgan’s disappointing performance as a player, KKR released him again and now he will be seen in a new jersey and probably leading a new team. With his recent form with the bat far from his best, there might be a few hiccups before teams go big on him.
Morgan has placed himself in the 1.5 Crore bracket for the mega auction. Despite his recent disappointing performances, he will be in demand because of his leadership skills. In this article, we have compiled a list of 3 teams, that might get into a bidding war for the English cricketer.
List of 3 teams Who Will Target Eoin Morgan in IPL 2022 Auction
1) Royal Challengers Bangalore
There is no doubt that Royal Challengers Bangalore desperately needs a skipper as strong as Virat Kohli. After the resignation of Kohli, RCB has not found out who will lead their team. Morgan has strong credentials as a leader in IPL and with the English cricket team. He has led the team to win the 2019 world cup and he can defiantly help RCB to win their maiden IPL trophy.
RCB also needs someone who can fill in the shoes of AB de Villers, as the South African cricketer has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. While Morgan is not as good as de Villers, he can be a one-stop solution for captainship and a strong middle-order batsman.
2) Punjab Kings
Like RCB, Punjab Kings is also in a dilemma to find a strong contender to lead the team and change things around. Kings is one of the most unsuccessful teams in the tournament. In IPL 2021, it was only because of KL Rahul’s brilliant knocks they were able to win some games.
After the release of Rahul, Kings have set aside a budget to hire a strong leader. Eoin Morgan can be an answer to all of their problems. Punjab Kings is also known to make wrong decisions during the IPL auctions. Last year, it was Chris Gayle’s purchase that was the biggest blunder by Kings. Punjab is entering with 72 Crores in the auction, and it will be easy for them to buy the services of Eoin Morgan.
3) Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad had a very disappointing season last year. The performance of the team was so disappointing that it will haunt them for years to come. Ending up at the bottom of the table for the first time, auction 2022 will be crucial for the team. They already have Kane Williamson as their skipper and the only experienced player in the team till now.
With the presence of Eoin Morgan, Hyderabad can add a good experience to their team. With the lowest average in death overs, Morgan can be a dominating force for the team in the middle order. He is a capable player who can play some big knocks during the death overs and can handle the pressure. A duo of the ODI World Cup and Test Championship winning captains could prove to be deadly.