Eoin Morgan takes over KKR captaincy from Karthik

Eoin Morgan takes over KKR captaincy from Karthik

Indian wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has handed over the Kolkata Knight Riders captaincy to Eoin Morgan. KKR have won 4 our of their 7 matches under Karthik's captaincy so far this season.

The franchise released a statement regarding it, in which it was mentioned that the Indian would look to focus more on his batting.

“We are fortunate to have leaders such as DK, who has always put the team first. It takes a lot of courage for someone like him to take a decision such as this. While we were surprised by his decision, we are respectful of his wishes.”

“We are also fortunate that Eoin Morgan, the 2019 World Cup-winning captain, who has been the vice captain, is willing to lead the side going forward. DK and Eoin have worked brilliantly together during this tournament and although Eoin takes over as captain, this is effectively a role swap and we expect that this transition will work in a seamless manner,” KKR CEO Venky Mysore was quoted as saying in the release.

Eoin Morgan is the ICC 2019 cricket world cup winning England captain who has been serving as the vice captain for KKR side.