IPL 2020 auction: Kolkata Knight Riders signs Eoin Morgan for Rs 5.25 crore

Morgan recently captained Delhi Bulls in the Abu Dhabi T10 league and smashed 175 runs in just six matches at a splendid strike rate of 186.

England captain Eoin Morgan   -  Getty Images

World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan was signed for a whopping Rs 5.25 Crore by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2020 auction in Kolkata on Sunday.

Morgan recently captained Delhi Bulls in the Abu Dhabi T10 league and smashed 175 runs in just six matches at a splendid strike rate of 186.

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Morgan is a seasoned campaigner in the IPL. He made his debut in 2010 and has gone on to represent Royal Challengers Bangalore, KKR, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab. Since he is a limited-overs specialist for England, he participates in T20 leagues across the globe in the off-season.

Morgan has been part of Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League and the Caribbean Premier League.

Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Eoin Morgan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Jason Roy, Robin Uthappa and Hanuma Vihari made up the very first set of international batsmen that went under the hammer.

Meanwhile, Australia's hard-hitting batsman Chris Lynn went to the Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 2 Crore. Jason Roy, Morgan's team-mate was snapped up for Rs 1.5 Crores by Delhi Capitals.

Eoin Morgan's IPL stats in a flash

Matches: 52

Runs: 854

HS: 66

Average: 21.35

Strike-rate: 121.13

50s: 4

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