England ODI Captain Eoin Morgan, Shane Watson to take part in Abu Dhabi T10 Cricket League 2019
- Updated: September 23, 2019
All cricket lovers are absolutely excited about the third season of the T10 Cricket league this year. Scheduled to start on the 14th of November, the ten over match series is expected to end on the 24th of November. Abu Dhabi has been given the contract for hosting the series for the next five years. This year the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi is expected to be a place where every cricket fan will be heading towards. The face of the league Parvati Nair also seem to be pretty excited about the league. This third season comes with a bunch of new things and new talents that the fans will get to see on the grounds. Names like Eoin Morgan, Pakistan’s favorite Shoaib Malik, Darren Sammy, the captain of West Indies and even Australia’s pride, Shane Watson. Apart from these people Angelo Matthews, Lasith Malinga, Cameron White and Andre Russell along with kieron pollard and Dwayne bravo will be seen. This year’s viewership is expected to be double than that of last year. The matches will be broadcasted lice on SONY LIV and people can even stream it online on Jio TV. This year 330 million subscribers of the jioTV platform are Indians, making it the largest Indian subscriber rate ever. Both the International Cricket Council and the Emirates cricket board have approved the league.
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The ODI captain Eoin Joseph Gerand Morgan has been representing both the countries of Ireland and England. The star player is a free stroking, middle order batsman. His career path, traces back to the days when he was a part of the Under 17 and Under 19 teams. He was the captain of the Under 19 team and there he was able to finish as the player with the second highest runs in the whole tournament. Morgan was the youngest of all the sub continental players to score a 100 runs score in the ODI. He was the only player who got dismissed for 99 on the debut match. His main rise to fame match was when he played for England Lions in a match against South Africa. Another major break in his career was during the Champions Trophy 2009 in South Africa, where he scored a whooping 60 back to back against the fierce teams of Sri Lanka and South Africa. Morgan also played for the Indian Premier League, where he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first year, but his performance was not as expected. But in the year 2011 when he joined the Kolkata team, his performance got a lot better. With so many other achievements as well, we can say that the T10 matches will surely be a fun one, with players like him.
Shane Watson was the ideal package for cricket. He was an all rounder who started playing with the aim of being promoted to the status of an opener. When he made his international debut in 2002 in the ODI series, he caught a lot of attention. Even though he was an exceptional player, the main drawback that he had to face was because of his body. Even if he wanted to play, his body would give u and fitness issues would persist which ended up being a reason behind his slacking. Not just for the test series and playing for Australia, Shane made a name for himself in every Indian household as well after his amazing performance at the Indian Premier league. But in 2015, after the defeat of Ashes in England, Watson decided to stop playing test matches. In 2016 Shane Watson bid goodbye to all forms of cricket. But his comeback in having a hand up in the process of team selection for the T10 series is surely something his fans would not want to miss out on. Watson has had his issues, and was not the lovable personality everyone would expect him to be, but the talented cricketer did make a good career out of the talent he had. Even though he has retired, he has been enjoying and having a great time in all the twenty twenty leagues all over the globe. We look forward to both Morgan and Watson’s participation in the league. We are excited and so are the fans!