So far 20 matches have been played in the UAE leg of IPL 2021. The teams of Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have cut their tickets for the playoffs. A fierce battle is on between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians for the remaining position, while Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings are also in the race. In the UAE edition, a clever captaincy has turned the match in one over and a correct bet from the captain has become the reason for the team’s victory. In such a situation, the question arises that which captain has left his mark in the second phase of IPL. Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has given the answer to this. According to Manjrekar, Eoin Morgan has been the captain who has impressed him the most in the UAE edition.
Talking to ESPNcricinfo, Manjrekar has named Morgan as the best captain in the second phase of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. However, this reply of the former Indian cricketer was shocking, as KKR’s team has not been able to confirm its place in the playoffs so far. However, the team led by Morgan has won four out of six matches played on UAE soil. The team had to face defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings. This season only Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a better record than Morgan in the UAE. Under whose captaincy Chennai Super Kings have won four out of five matches played.
The team of Kolkata Knight Riders has won 6 out of 13 matches played this season, while the team has faced defeat in 7. The team is currently at number four in the points table. Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals in their last league match and if KR manages to beat Sanju Samson’s side, their way to the playoffs will be easy. Morgan, however, will also have to pray that Rohit’s platoon loses one of their next two matches. Along with this, the Rajasthan team also has to play their remaining two matches and they can spoil the game of both Mumbai and KKR.