Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Aeon Morgan on Wednesday (October 21) announced his decision to bat first after winning the toss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 clash in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday (October 21). .
Morgan admitted his mistake after KKR’s 8-wicket loss against RCB. Batting first, KKR scored only 84 runs in the allotted 20 overs. It should also be noted that this is the lowest total scored by any owner in IPL 2020 and the lowest total a team has received in the IPL after batting in 20 overs.
“I think it started at batting, it was disappointing to have four or five people down when we were there. The RCP threw the ball well, but we had to face it better. With that snow, we had to bowl first,” Match
KKR has won 5 of the 10 matches played in IPL 2020 so far and is currently ranked 4th in the IPL 2020 points table. Since CKXIP and RR are 2 points behind them, KKR will have to perform very well in the remaining matches to reach the playoffs.
“We agree with the selections of the top three and we are confident that they will take us forward. They have shown talent. So it is important to support the Indian batsmen,” Morgan said of Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana.
For the first time since 2012 Andre has been on the KKR field without Russell and Sunil Narine, Morgan says the absence of these players played a key role in KKR’s defeat against RCB. He said both Narine and Russell were good all-rounders and the absence of the XI team they play on was a “big hole”.
“Russell or Narine would be appropriate and available in the corner. Two guys with that ability, especially when they’re all-rounders, is a big hole. We hope they get in line,” Morgan said.
On October 24, KKR staged a protest against the capitals of Delhi.