Abu Dhabi. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan on Sunday said they will be a dangerous opponent in the second leg of this season’s Indian Premier League as they have nothing to lose. Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had a poor first leg with the team losing five out of seven matches and are placed seventh in the table. The captain feels that now the fate of the team is in his hands. In a virtual press conference on the eve of the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Morgan said, “We just need to look at it in one way that from here on now everything is under our control, to look back.” is not needed. ”
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“We need to find a way to get results. Everyone in the team and fans know that it can be very exciting to watch matches because it will make us a very dangerous team because we have nothing to lose. Morgan also expressed hope that this break will prove to be good for KKR as the team was struggling during the first leg of the tournament. Morgan said, “I am happy that we are playing the IPL back. Looking at the position we were in at the start of the tournament and the way the results were not going in our favor, hopefully this break will help us. ”
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Morgan said, “We are definitely united in Abu Dhabi and the players are hungry to do well and fit and confident to do things right. KKR have included senior New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee in the squad in place of Pat Cummins of Australia. Cummins has decided not to play in the second leg. He said, “Tim Southee is a good international cricketer and he has been playing for a long time, he has a lot of experience and he has played in the IPL as well. Hope he contributes for the team. ”
KKR had missed out on the play-off spot last season due to poor net run rate but the captain feels that the conditions in UAE will suit his side. Morgan said, “We missed qualifying for the play-offs last time, I think we feel like home here in Abu Dhabi. We like the conditions here and we will have fans here too.