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Hogg explains why Morgan shouldn’t replace Karthik as KKR captain

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Brad Hogg, former Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders spinner, has had his say on the ongoing debate about whether Eoin Morgan should replace Dinesh Karthik as the KKR captain.

KKR have won two of their four IPL 2020 matches so far and are currently fourth on the points table. However, following their 18-run loss to Delhi Capitals on Saturday, the discussions about whether Morgan should take over the reins cropped up again.

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Hogg believes that while Karthik should continue leading the team, he shouldn’t miss out on utilising Morgan’s expertise as a captain. “Look, I’d love this move [of making Eoin Morgan the KKR captain],” Hogg said on his YouTube channel.

“Morgan is a great captain, and when you got someone like that in your team, you have got to utilise those skills. But Dinesh Karthik, I think is doing a good job, but he has to utilise Morgan’s experience.”

With teams allowed only four foreigners in their XI, dropping Morgan would become much tougher if his form takes a dip after being handed the captaincy, added the former IPL winner.

“You got to remember in their team they can only play four overseas players,” Hogg said. “If Morgan starts finding a little bit of misfortune with his form, they have to bring in Tom Banton. Having him [Morgan] as captain will make it difficult to drop him. So, I’d stick with Dinesh Karthik, but utilise Morgan’s experience.”

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