The Kolkata Knight Riders confronted a humbling Eight-wicket loss to the Mumbai Indians on Friday, thus squandering the chance to go third within the Indian Premier League desk.
The KKR have been outclassed in all of the departments because the aspect was restricted to 148/5 in 20 overs, earlier than MI chased the rating down with 19 balls to spare.
The Knight Riders additionally underwent a management change forward of the sport, as Eoin Morgan took over because the captain of the aspect after Dinesh Karthik stepped down. Within the post-match press convention, Morgan stated that it was “selfless” of Karthik to resign.
“We’re a crew of leaders. There will probably be a clean transition from right here. It took lots of braveness and selflessness from DK to come back ahead and recognise that inside himself, he needed to deal with batting and take the vice-captaincy up. It is a good alternative for me to steer the crew,” stated Morgan.
The English batsman, who remained unbeaten on 39 and cast a key partnership with Pat Cummins (53*) after the batting order collapse, stated that the aspect made errors with the bat and wishes to enhance.
“We made a couple of errors with the bat, MI bowled rather well. They proved precisely why they’re one of many in-form groups within the match. It is one other space of enchancment the place we have to make strides on. It’s nonetheless the half-way stage of the match, so we’ve time,” the KKR captain stated.
Speaking concerning the fixed change within the batting order, Morgan stated, “Given the energy, depth and talent ranges and talent units within the batting order, we should be adaptable as we face totally different oppositions, therefore the continuous change within the batting order.”
One in every of key factors of discussions on social media platforms has been the absence of chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav. The Indian bowler missed his fourth recreation on the trot for KKR, however Morgan has defended the choice to maintain him out in opposition to MI.
“I feel given the circumstances which dictate the place the spinners flip the ball, probably within the day recreation, the proof confirmed that the ball did not flip an excellent deal, therefore no alternative for KD (Kuldeep),” stated Morgan.