Eoin Morgan with the team owners
Eoin Morgan with the team owners

Eoin Morgan believes that the newly introduced T10 format of cricket can become a regular format in modern day cricket. Morgan leads Kerala Kings in the inaugural season of T10 Cricket League — a 10-overs-a-side contest that takes place in Sharjah over December 14, 15 and 17. Morgan’s Kerala Kings won their first match of the tournament against Sarfraz Ahmed‘s Bengal Tigers and are off to a positive start.

“Our team consists of great players like [Kieron] Pollard and Shakib [Al Hasan] and I think the beauty of this draft is that all our players contribute in more facade of the game. I think that is a very important part of what could be a new format. I do think that T10 cricket can be a prominent format and it potentially could lead to exposure in the Olympics. It’s ninety minutes, and it could be an easy game to explain to people who have not watched or seen cricket before. So that is an exciting element of this,” Morgan said, when queried about the brand new format.

Though Morgan could only score a 9-ball 11, Paul Stirling’s 27-ball 66 cruised them to a 8-wicket victory with 12 balls still remaining.