Chennai. England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has revealed that his teammates playing in the Indian Premier League ( IPL ) 2019 was part of a well-thought-out plan and played a key role in his team's first World Cup title win. Morgan said he requested Andrew Strauss, chairman of the Cricket Committee of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), to take the decision as he believed that the pressure in the global competition could only be equaled in the IPL. "Playing in the IPL was part of Strauss's plan," Morgan told Harsha Bhogle on 'Cricbuzz in Conversation'. I urged them to take this decision as it is difficult to replicate the pressure of the Champions Trophy or World Cup in the international bilateral series. ''
He said, "He asked me what's different in this. One, if you play as a foreign player, then you have high expectations. If you play in the IPL, then there is different pressure and different expectations. Sometimes you cannot avoid it and you have to find a way to deal with it. England won their first World Cup title by beating New Zealand on home soil last year. Morgan said that the IPL helps players get out of their comfortable positions and perform.