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IPL 2020: Eoin Morgan takes over the KKR Captaincy from Dinesh Karthik


Today, Kolkata Knight Riders will play against the Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium in the match number 32 of the IPL 2020 season. But before the match, there is news of sudden development from the KKR camp. Dinesh Karthik has decided to step down from the captaincy of Kolkata Knight Riders, and he has handed the responsibility of leading the side to England’s 2019 world cup winning skipper Eoin Morgan.

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DK took this decision to concentrate on his batting skills. Till now, Karthik has scored just one-half century with only 108 runs to his name, and he has averaged just 15.42 in this tournament. Under the leadership of DK, KKR has won four matches from seven games in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, and they are placed in the fourth position on the points table of the IPL 2020 season.

Venky Mysore, the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders, said that they are very fortunate to have a leader like Dinesh Karthik, who has always put his team first. Dinesh Karthik dares to take this decision, and the KKR members respect his wishes, and at the same time, they are also surprised by this decision. Venky Mysore also said that they are fortunate to have a new leader like Eoin Morgan, who has recently won the World Cup 2019, which was played in England. Morgan has been the vice-captain of KKR, and him going forward to be the new leader is an excellent sign for the team.

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Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik work well together, and the KKR franchise hopes that this relationship will move forward the same way as earlier, although Eoin Morgan is their new skipper in the tournament. The whole KKR family has thanked Dinesh for his excellent contribution as the team’s skipper for almost two and a half years, and they have wished Eoin Morgan the very best to go forward in this tournament.

Dinesh Karthik was named the skipper of KKR in 2018 after Gautam Gambhir went to the Delhi Daredevils team. Karthik has done a decent job as the KKR skipper. Under his captaincy, KKR was in the playoff stage of IPL 2018. He also led the team from the front in that season. Karthik scored 498 runs with an average of 49.8 and a strike rate of 147.77.

Eoin Morgan, the new skipper of the KKR team, has was the vice-captain when the IPL 2020 season started. Under Morgan’s leadership, England won their maiden ICC World Cup title in the year 2019 and he also led England to the final of the World T20 tournament, which was won by West Indies.

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Morgan had played for KKR from 2011 to 2013, and he was picked up in the auction of 2019 again. Morgan was signed up for 5.25 crores in that event to participate in the IPL 2020 season.

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