Former Australian batsman Dean Jones praised Kolkata Knight Riders teen Shubman Gill whereas analysing KKR’s probabilities of beating Mumbai Indians of their inaugural game of Indian Premier League 2020. KKR will tackle the defending champions Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, and Jones thinks that the addition of Eoin Morgan alongside Dinesh Karthik and Gill will certainly enhance KKR’s probabilities this yr.
“Morgan is a phenomenal player; his numbers are brilliant. It’s good to have him at KKR. KKR has one of the best kids of all time in this with Shubhman Gill an outstanding player and Morgan can hit fours and sixes to spin around the park,” Jones mentioned on Star Sports reveal Game Plan.
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“He has got the World Cup and understands big moment and having Eoin is massive and they needed that leadership to help Dinesh Karthik at the top because of the conflict between Karthik and Russell,” he added.
Jones additionally added that KKR coach Brendon McCullum who was an aggressive player throughout his time, can have an enormous process of balancing the aggressiveness with self-discipline.
“He (McCullum) is going to be nervous. TKR has been amazing and unbeaten at CPL but most players coach the same way they play, and Brendon just goes after and smash every ball and he might coach this team in the same way and might work for them,” Jones mentioned.
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“But history shows, with Gautam Gambhir, he led the team that was structured and disciplined and everybody knew what their role is so we need to see how he goes, like just go and hit every ball, sometimes it works but most of the time it doesn’t but when you are giving freedom you need to have discipline and you don’t want freedom without discipline because it brings chaos,” he added.
KKR completed fifth in 2019 IPL and now they might be trying to go all the technique.