Eoin Morgan, the T20 specialist from England in Kolkata Knight Riders' fold, expected the team to reproduce the skilful performance it had last year and hoped for a better result in this year's Indian Premier League.
Morgan, who joined the pre-season training at Eden Gardens on Wednesday, said KKR would do well by sticking to a plan like what it did last season.
On last season's qualification to knock-out stage which was partly due to some good showing in the home matches, Morgan said. “the Eden (Gardens) pitch is different from anywhere else in India. We certainly played skilfully during most matches here last time and would like to continue that with some sort of a plan,” he said.
“At the same time though, you got to admit that pitch will not always work on your favour,” he added.
Morgan said playing in the IPL improves his game mainly because of the inspiration he gets from passionate home crowd.
“The passion here is an inspiration and urges all of us to strive for more. I always look to learn a lesson from here and have fared better in competitions after this particular T20 event,” Morgan said.
The 23-year-old said the format of the game does not suit any particular approach or style. “No matter how the format is, things do remain simple. Even the likes of Sachin (Tendulkar) and (Jacques) Kallis do not need to change their style of play because this game is expansive enough for the batsmen,” Morgan said.
The others who joined practice on Wednesday included the Netherlands' Ryan ten Doeschate, Rajat Bhatia, Pradeep Sangwan and Iqbal Abdulla.