Eoin Morgan mentioned within the final two video games, KKR have performed how coach Brendon McCullum desires them to play.© BCCI/IPL
Earlier than the beginning of the UAE leg of IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders had been hovering across the backside of the IPL points table with simply two wins to their title in seven video games. The IPL 2021 India leg had proved to a troublesome for Eoin Morgan and his crew and with Pat Cummins pulling out of the second part, many anticipated KKR to wrestle once more. However a change in surroundings has resulted in a change in fortunes for the Kolkata outfit. Again-to-back wins over Royal Bangalore Challengers and Mumbai Indians have seen KKR climb to fourth in the standings. Captain Eoin Morgan feels within the final two video games, KKR are lastly enjoying how coach Brendon McCullum desires them to play.
“Well it’s been a long time coming. Since Baz (McCullum) has taken over last year, the way we have played in the last two games is the way our coach wants us to play. It suits our talent to play this way. To hold such a strong Mumbai Indians side to 155 and chase this down gives us confidence,” Morgan mentioned within the post-match presentation ceremony.
The England star was all reward for KKR’s latest batting hero — Venkatesh Iyer. The little identified Iyer has taken the UAE leg by storm, scoring an unbeaten 41 and following it up with 30-ball 53 to steer KKR’s batting cost on the prime of the order.
“Fitting Venkatesh Iyer into our XI has been difficult with a lot of talented guys, and it’s fantastic the way he’s scored his runs. In the practice games too he has gone on to play this way.”
Not solely have KKR received each their matches within the UAE to date, however they’ve achieved it model. Within the first match, they first restricted RCB to a paltry rating of 92 earlier than chasing down the goal in simply 10 overs.
On Thursday, Mumbai Indians batters fared a little bit higher than RCB and posted 155/6 of their 20 overs. However KKR as soon as once more produced an attacking batting show to make a mockery of the goal, chasing it down in only 15.1 overs for the loss of three wickets.
“The first two games in this phase has been the template for us to play. There’s only one way for us to go in the points table and that is upwards,” added the KKR skipper.
Subsequent up for KKR are second-placed Chennai Tremendous Kings on Sunday.
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