DUBAI: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik has stated that sending Eoin Morgan to bat at quantity six throughout their win towards Rajasthan Royals within the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday turned a blessing in disguise for the […]
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Chasing 175 to win, Rajasthan had been restricted to 137/9, with Tom Curran contributing 54 runs off simply 36 balls to take the Royals’ rating previous the 130-run mark.
After the Royals opted to bowl first, Shubman Gill top-scored for KKR with 47 runs. Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell additionally performed helpful knocks of 34* and 24 respectively to take the facet’s rating to 174/6.
Morgan normally bats at quantity 4 or 5, however he was despatched out at quantity six towards Rajasthan Royals.
“Simply the truth that Russell batted at quantity 4, it made everybody go one slot down and therefore Morgan got here out to bat at quantity six and this proved a blessing in disguise. Morgan has a cool, calm head and he took the innings deep whereas batting first,” stated Karthik whereas replying to a query from ANI throughout a web-based post-match press convention.
At one stage throughout their run-chase, Rajasthan had been diminished to 88/eight because the KKR bowlers wreaked havoc on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium, with Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi and Varun Chakravarthy taking two wickets every.
Pat Cummins bowled three overs and conceded simply 13 runs. The Australian pacer additionally managed to bag the essential wicket of Royals’ skipper Steve Smith.
“Simply to see each Mavi and Nagarkoti taking part in for us, representing our franchise, the truth that we have now caught with them, simply to see them on the market makes me so joyful. Their bowling and fielding effectively is a bonus. I’ve been desirous to see them for the reason that time they performed the U-19 World Cup. It’s nice to see them carry out,” stated Karthik.
“I feel simply the truth that Cummins is round, that could be a confidence booster. He’s so good with the younger youngsters. He’s nice to have across the workforce as to how he carries himself round by way of physique language. Cummins is a unprecedented position mannequin, not solely on the sector however off the sector as effectively. The boys are studying rather a lot. He’s making a real effort to speak to the youthful guys. In my eyes, he’s going up the ladder as to how he’s interacting with the youthful guys,” Karthik added.
Rajasthan Royals will subsequent tackle Royal Challengers Bangalore on October three whereas Kolkata will lock horns with Delhi Capitals on the identical day.