Eoin Morgan, captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, expressed delight at his team’s victory against the Delhi Capitals at Sharjah. Eoin Morgan also stated that his team would dissect the incident with the bat in four overs. Kolkata won the match against Delhi Capitals despite losing seven wickets for seven runs. They were able to win by three wickets with one ball remaining to secure their place in Friday’s final against Chennai Super Kings.
“Should have been much easier after the start that we got, Venky Iyer and Gill set the platform. Morgan said after the match that Dew was in, but that we are in the final and it’s a great feeling to be there.
“Would love to win convincingly, but Capitals are an extremely good side. Six out of two was a good result for the bowling team, but Rahul Tripathi has performed exceptionally well for us. Morgan said that it was a great insight into our team culture. The young men coming in feel comfortable expressing themselves.”
Morgan recognized the importance of the backdoor staff in giving confidence to the children in the side. “The backroom staff created the environment that allows them to succeed. There’s expectation with the team we have. We can hopefully implement everything we have planned.” Morgan spoke out about Venkatesh, who was a key cog in the UAE’s wheel. He said that it came from the coach. He’s a great player, my god. It was easy to chase him, it looks like he was playing on a different pitch. We want to continue, playing against CSK. They are one of the most successful franchises in IPL history. In a final, anything can happen.” The final will be played at the Dubai International Stadium, Friday. Kolkata will travel to Dubai International Stadium to face Chennai Super Kings. The final will be the first time that these two teams have met since 2012.