Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lost by 4 wickets against Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 41st game of the Indian Premier League 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, April 28.
Losing the toss and batting first, Kolkata Knight Riders openers Aaron Finch and Venkatesh Iyer failed to provide the team with a good start. However, skipper Iyer, Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh played good knocks to help Kolkata Knight Riders score 146 runs.
Chasing the target, David Warner stood strong on one end but on the other end, the batters failed to impress. However, Axar Patel and Rovman Powell played impressive knocks, in the end, to help Delhi Capitals register their 4th win of the Indian Premier League 2022.
We started off really slowly and lost a couple of early wickets – Shreyas Iyer
During the post-match presentation ceremony, KKR captain Shreyas Iyer said that they will have to assess the things that are going wrong for them in the IPL 2022. He asserted:
“We started off really slowly and lost a couple of early wickets. It was holding up a bit (the wicket), but we didn’t get a good score on the board. No real excuses, we have to go back and assess where things are going wrong.”
He added that a lot of changes are being made in the Kolkata Knight Riders playing XI due to injuries and it has been difficult for the management to set up the right playing XI combination. He stated:
“A lot of chopping and changing is happening, it’s been difficult to set up the right combination, with all injuries not helping as well. We need to stick together, play some fearless cricket, not be conservative with the bat.”
Shreyas Iyer added that only 5 more games are remaining for KKR and he wants the team to do well in the upcoming games. He elaborated:
“Five more matches remaining, we need to play well, show belief and give something back to the team and the management, forget about the past, start fresh and back your instinct (on what KKR needs to do now). You need to sit back and think where it’s going wrong, can’t be overconfident, give your best, if we still lose, then it’s fine.”
Shreyas Iyer signed off by showering praise on KKR’s one of the only consistent performers in the Indian Premier League 2022, Umesh Yadav, for his performance throughout the tournament. He asserted:
“Umesh started with a wicket, but gave away 11 runs in the over, that’s where I thought the momentum turned. But he has given us a lot of good moments this season and has been very very impressive as well.”
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