Therefore, The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have had a season of two halves, with batting coach David Hussey admitting that the COVID-induced break was a blessing in disguise. In their final league encounter, KKR crushed Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 86 runs to all but clinch a playoff berth.
Therefore, When the IPL 2021 was postponed in May, KKR was in seventh place, with two victories from seven matches. However, since the competition resumed in the UAE. Where Eoin Morgan’s team won 5 of their remaining 7 games, their performances have substantially improved.
David Hussey said the four-and-a-half-month break allowed them to reorganize. He praised head coach Brendon McCullum for instilling confidence in each and every player.
“At the halfway mark, we weren’t playing the type of cricket that we wanted to play. We are all about playing an entertaining brand of cricket, taking the game on with the bat – hitting four, sixes – and with the ball, hitting the stumps, taking wickets, and fielding exceptionally well, and providing an entertaining contest. he said
“So at the halfway mark, the break probably did us a world of good – we got to refresh, recharge our batteries, re-plan – and come to Abu Dhabi where we all met. And Abhishek Nayar did a great training session, all the boys got a lot of volumes and got ready to go. I think with Brendon [McCullum], he’s so cool and so calm that he’s got this plan and this vision for this team to go forward and he believes in every player to play at their best. he added
While the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are mathematically still in contention for a playoff berth. They must beat the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) by a margin of 170-plus runs tomorrow. It is safe to assume that KKR will face Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In the Eliminator in Sharjah on Monday (October 11).