IPL 2020 – KKR vs MI: Eoin Morgan on the cusp of becoming a member of elite record of six hitters

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A primary take a look at Eoin Morgan’s body and one would possibly suppose here’s a batsman who will play real down the bottom strokes. Someone who would depend on mind and never brawn whereas batting. Well, the England restricted overs captain has numerous mind and he makes use of it each whereas guiding his facet in addition to whereas batting.

What he additionally has is numerous brawn, which he makes use of to hit large sixes. Yes, those that haven’t adopted Morgan’s career carefully could be stunned to know that this Irishman with a not so huge body is definitely one of many guiding six hitters in restricted overs cricket right this moment.

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Morgan is third on the record of batsmen with most sixes in T20Is, with 111 maximums to his name.With 218 sixes, he’s ranked sixth is ODIs, a listing which has three retired cricketers. So, successfully he’s third amongst positive players.

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This makes Morgan a particularly misleading batsman, somebody who would possibly keep away from being within the radar of opposition bowlers as an enormous striker after which come out with the bazooka hits.

On his return tonight to his outdated IPL staff Kolkata Knight Riders, Morgan shall be on the cusp of one other six hitting record. If he manages to hit the Mumbai Indians bowlers for six sixes at Abu Dhabi, he’ll turn into the primary English cricketer to have hit 300 maximums in T20 cricket.

He will turn into the 21st cricketer to achieve the milestone. The record is headed by West Indies T20 legend Chris Gayle, who’s simply 22 sixes shy of finishing 1000 maximums, which is able to absolutely be an enormous record.

[Attribution HT]

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