Eoin Morgan feels IPL has made it easier for kids to interrupt into the Indian team.
Bengaluru, October 10: England’s World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan believes the Indian Premier League (IPL) has fast-tracked the event of young players into the Indian team.
Currently, within the UAE with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise for the continued IPL 2020, Morgan cited the samples of his team’s Shubman Gill and Delhi Daredevils’ Rishabh Pant who broke into the national team in recent times supported their performance in one among the foremost popular franchise-based T20 tournaments everywhere the planet.
He believes that IPL can be a straight route to playing for India if the opportunity is taken in hand and utilized well. The IPL gives you that platform so as to propel yourself forward with opportunities, that is the great thing about it,” Morgan was quoted as saying in an interview with the Dubai-based daily Khaleej Times.
Apart from Gill, KKR has many youngsters within the squad like Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi, who were all a part of India’s Under-19 World Cup triumph in New Zealand two years ago, a squad which was captained by current Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw.
Morgan dwelled further on what proportion IPL has helped players like Pant evolve their game.
The current and the most powerful example and name would be Rishab Pant as he was made and recognized in the IPL. Probably three or four years ago nobody has really heard of him, but now in India, he’s a household name that has played a limited number of games for India, but he has had some great success on the international stage,” added Morgan, who has amassed 2,240 runs from 94 T20 Internationals.