'He is a cool and collected person' - David Hussey feels Eoin Morgan can be a great ally to Dinesh Karthik in IPL 2020

Hussey further heaped praise on young English opener Tom Banton, who was also roped in by KKR along with Morgan.

Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik
Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

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The thirteenth edition of the much-awaited Indian Premier League, after many delays, is finally going to hit the floors from September 19th in the UAE. The tournament had to be shifted from India due to COVID-19 pandemic. Upon reaching the gulf nation, all franchises have already started training to get in shape for the league.

Kolkata Knight Riders, led by Dinesh Karthik, are going to open their IPL 2020 campaign by locking horns with Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi on September 23rd. Ahead of their opening fixture, KKR chief mentor David Hussey has said that England World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan will be a great ally to Karthik. Hussey lauded Morgan for his calm demeanour and said that the English skipper has also a vast experience under his belt.

Eoin Morgan will be handy in the middle order: David Hussey

“He is a World Cup-winning captain. He has captained England for a long time. Classy player. He will be a great ally for Dinesh Karthik,” Hussey said during virtual media interaction from Abu Dhabi.

“Maybe fielding in the ring and talking to the bowlers while our captain’s behind the stumps, keeping wickets. He is also a very cool calm and collected person so… he will be very handy in the middle order controlling things with our captain as well.

So I do expect them to have a really good relationship on and off the field. He is going to go a long way in having a cool head and winning many games for KKR during a very tight tournament,” added Hussey who was a part of the Kolkata franchise from 2008 to 2010 as a player.

Morgan has been in stellar form since leading England to the World Cup triumph last year. He was snapped up by KKR for INR 5.5 crore at the IPL 2020 auction last year.

Hussey further heaped praise on young English opener Tom Banton, who was also roped in by KKR along with Morgan. Hussey also opined that Banton is probably a newer or better version of England stalwart Kevin Pietersen.

“What a player. He takes the game on. He is probably the new or better version of Kevin Pietersen I believe. He is going to be a great pickup by KKR,” said Hussey.