Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan was happy to start the campaign on a winning note. He was delighted with the way in which Nitish Rana batted towards the Sunrisers Hyderabad and mentioned that he performed a match-winning knock for the aspect.
Nitish Rana played a match-winning knock of 80 runs where he smashed 9 boundaries and 4 sixes. Nitish Rana looked in good touch and the ball was hit right in the slot for him. He looked comfortable playing spin.
Rahul Tripathi scored quick 53 runs to help KKR reach 187 runs total. It was then backed up by a great bowling performance. bowlers managed to limit SRH to 177/5. KKR triumphed over SRH by 10 runs right here on the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Eoin Morgan Speaks About Nitish Rana’s Match Winning Knock And Complete Team Performance by KKR
“I’m delighted for Nitish. Obviously, a match-winning innings today. The thing that impressed me the most about his innings was the method he used, played really aggressively and always took a positive option which really did set up our batting innings,” Morgan mentioned in a digital press convention after the sport.
When requested in regards to the batting place of Dinesh Karthik after he smashed 22 off 9 balls popping out at quantity six, Morgan mentioned, “Dinesh is happy with where he is at the moment. We are in regular conversation with him being vice-captain and me being the captain. One of the many strengths within our squad and two of the most talented guys in the country opening the batting for us. Tripathi at three played beautifully and the middle-order we have is extremely versatile. When Dinesh plays as that or Russell plays in the way he can play, it is obviously the destructive batting unit that has potential to win matches.”
Spinner Harbhajan Singh just bowled one over in the game and Morgan said despite that he did not finish his spell he played a role by motivating players around him.
“It’s more to do with the match-ups. We analysed the opposition batsmen and him bowling the first over was a plan based on that. He created an opportunity, but unfortunately, the catch was dropped. The role he played from thereon was outstanding. He used his experience, spoke to the players and lent his hand wherever needed. From the time he has arrived in the camp, he has shown more energy than anyone else. Hopefully, he can continue doing that and keep bowling beautifully the way he has been,” he said.
KKR will face Mumbai Indians who lost against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous match and this will be a challenge to face the most complete squad of MI. KKR will face MI tomorrow, 13th April.