Kolkata Knight Riders succumbed to their 5th defeat of the season in a very humiliating manner against the RCB on Wednesday. KKR batsmen were completely baffled by the RCB bowlers spearheaded by Mohammad Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Mohammad Siraj was exceptional as he overwhelmed the top order of the KKR with his unplayable deliveries in Abu Dhabi.
As KKR’s batting continued to collapse, the head coach Brendon McCullum looked completely infuriated in the team dugout. He was undoubtedly unpleased with the side’s batting that recorded their lowest-ever score in the history the league.
Eoin Morgan and his men couldn’t even manage to go past the 100-run mark and only managed to put up 84/8 after 20 overs.
“Before the game we spoke about showing some intent especially at the top of the order and, unfortunately, we lacked that tonight,” McCullum said.
KKR’s batting woes still a setback
McCullum has not been pleased with his side’s batting performance this season and even went on to describe it as “timid performance”.
“So that’s something we have to address. We were very poor with bat in hand. You are not going to win too many games from 40 for 6” he added.
KKR is still at the fourth place in the team standings despite losing five matches so far and McCullum believes the side could still bounce back despite such a loss.
“We are still fourth in the tournament, which is very fortunate for us. The destiny is still in our hands. We have to tidy up some of the areas. It’s just that we were very timid in our approach” McCullum stated.
KKR still has four matches to play in the tournament, the batting department is where the side has struggled in the tournament so far. Both Andre Russell and Sunil Narine have remained quiet with the bat and also sat out in some games due to injury.