Southampton, July 30
England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has revealed that his teammates’ participation within the 2019 IPL, which was a part of a nicely thought out plan, performed a key function in serving to the aspect declare its maiden World Cup title.
Morgan mentioned he pushed chairman of England and Wales Cricket Board’s Cricket Committee Andrew Strauss to take the choice as a result of he felt the strain related to a world occasion can solely be matched by the cash-rich IPL.
“Playing in IPL was part of Strauss’s plan. I pushed him to make that call because in international bilateral series, it’s so difficult to replicate the pressure that’s there in Champions Trophy or the World Cup,” Morgan instructed Harsha Bhogle throughout a dialog.
“He asked me what’s different? One, you play as an overseas player so there’s huge expectations. If you play in IPL, there’s different pressure and different expectation. Sometimes you can’t get away with it and you have to find a way to deal with it.”
England gained their maiden World Cup title at residence final 12 months, beating New Zealand on boundary depend rule in a dramatic last on the iconic Lord’s.
Morgan mentioned IPL helps gamers come out of their consolation zone.
“It takes you out of your comfort zone. It is completely beneficial to play in IPL. That was a big mind-set shift for us. And I hope Indian cricket is alright with us because we are using it as a vehicle to try and grow players,” he mentioned. PTI