Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) captain Shreyas Iyer assessed his team’s win over Mumbai Indians at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. The franchise kept their playoffs hopes alive with the crucial win that takes them to the seventh spot in the points table.
The two-time winners registered a double over the Rohit Sharma-led side in the ongoing tournament. Following the massive 52-run victory, they now have 10 points to their name with two matches to go.
Speaking about the much-needed win, Shreyas Iyer said during the post-match presentation:
“Very pleased because after losing the last game by a big margin, feels good to come back and win by a big margin is nice. We had a nice start in the powerplay and Venky targeted bowlers well. I personally felt that it wasn’t easy to start for a new batter. When we went into bowl, the plan was to hit the right areas and not give room,”
KKR introduced five changes to their playing XI for the clash against MI. The Shreyas Iyer-led side lead the list when it comes to changes made to their team over the course of the campaign.
Talking about how hard it is to convey the prospect of omission to the players, Iyer said:
“It is really difficult. Coach and at times, CEO is also obviously involved in team selections. Each and every player takes it well, and they have put in their best efforts,”
Concluding by stating he wishes to maintain this level of performance, Iyer said:
“The win was comprehensive, and when I spoke to the players, they were pumped up to win the game today. I’m not satisfied but want to maintain this.”
KKR will face the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their remaining fixtures of IPL 2022. The franchise will have to win both of the matches and hope for other fixtures to sway their way if they want to qualify as the fourth team for the playoffs.
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