Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to battle out in the summit clash of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) for the coveted trophy on Friday (October 15) in Dubai.
Ahead of the title clash between the two heavyweights on Friday, former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has shared his views on the batting forms of CSK captain MS Dhoni and KKR skipper Eoin Morgan.
While Morgan failed to leave a mark with the bat in IPL 2021, Dhoni showed some form in the last couple of group league games for CSK in the tournament.
However, it was Dhoni and Morgan’s captaincy that took their respective teams to the IPL 2021 final, but Steyn feels that the poor batting form of both captains is likely to catch up to them in the summit clash in Dubai with the duo still struggling to get a big score in the tournament.
As reported by ESPNcricinfo, Steyn stated: “Their captaincy has helped their teams get to the final, but with one game to go, you worry it will catch up to them.”
He signed off by saying, “Class is permanent with someone like MS Dhoni. He came out the other day (Qualifier 1) and was able to get his team over the line. I feel he has probably got it between his teeth, whereas Eoin Morgan might just be struggling a bit more with the bat, and KKR might just run out of their luck, so as to speak.”
Noteworthy, Morgan is a prominent name in the limited-over format and his poor form would be a matter of concern for England, as the KKR skipper will be leading the side in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021, starting on October 17 in the UAE and Oman.