By CricketCountry Staff
Kolkata: May 23, 2012
"From my experience there, in the IPL, over the last three years, I have always come back a better player," Morgan told Telegraph.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) player was benched for the entire tournament before being released after KKR managed to qualify for the playoffs.
"I made the decision to go to the IPL after the Dubai tour. I wasn't part of the squad going to Sri Lanka. If I had been part of the squad I would have reconsidered my position and come to Middlesex.”
"But because I was maybe two or three places off playing a Test, which was a bit of surprise to me, I decided to go to the IPL, and spend some time working on my game," he added.
Morgan has had a poor run of form lately for England. The number six position was shared by Ravi Bopara and Morgan in the last few months before Bairstow made his debut.
"Me and Ravi have duelled for a place for the last two years now. I had it in my hands and didn't do well in Dubai and I thought Ravi would be the next person in. Obviously he wasn't.”
"It was strange to see Samit play in front of him. Looking towards the future Bairstow has it in his hands and we go from there. It could be anybody's after that," Morgan concluded.