West Indies legend Brian Lara on Sunday opined that captaincy was by no means a difficulty for struggling Kolkata Knight Riders, who presently stand fourth within the factors desk with as many wins as defeats after eight video games.
Earlier final week, forward of their recreation towards bogey staff Mumba Indians in Abu Dhabi, Dinesh Karthik stepped down from the captaincy position nd handed it over to Eoin Morgan, the World-Cup profitable skipper of England. Nonetheless, KKR misplaced their first match below Morgan.
Lara needs KKR to deliver Sunil Narine again within the taking part in XI who solely on Sunday afternoon was cleared for his bowling motion and had therefore missed their final two video games together with the continuing recreation towards Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi.
“Captaincy was by no means an issue for KKR. Sunil Narine gained them a few matches along with his bowling whereas defending a complete so he must get that (his motion) sorted out,” Lara stated on Star Sports activities.
Lara additionally needs Andre Russell to attain with the bat, one thing which has unusually not occurred this season.
“Andre Russell must get runs, anyone can captain a staff. I believe they’ve put extra stress on themselves now, the digicam is on them, they’ve had a change of captain, one thing is occurring within the camp which isn’t proper. That’s simply the worst defeat for KKR that I’ve seen,” Lara added.
KKR nonetheless have six matches to make an impression in IPL 2020 and seal their playoffs berth.