The Kolkata Knight Riders team could only win 2 games in the 7 league matches in the Phase 1 of IPL 2021. But their performances have peaked in the Phase 2, with a change of strategy and the players combination. The addition of Venkatesh Iyer helped the team to get a stable start, and has been pitch perfect with the ball as well. The consistency of players like Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana with the bat, and the performances of Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy have been noteworthy to win matches for the team. Here is an update about 2 overseas players of KKR for their last league fixture of IPL 2021.
The two important overseas players of the Kolkata Knight Riders team, Andre Russell and Lockie Ferguson did not play the last few fixtures due to the injury concerns. The all rounder Andre Russell injured himself, during a fielding effort against the Chennai Super Kings team, and the fast bowler Ferguson also suffered a niggle against Delhi Capitals team. In place of them, Shakib Al Hasan and Tim Southee played and were impressive in their performances.
The KKR Twitter official account shared a picture of both the players working hard at the nets ahead of the crucial fixture.
It is expected that the duo of Andre Russell and Lockie Ferguson will be back in the KKR jersey for their last and important league fixture against Rajasthan Royals, which may decide their fate for the playoffs.
The Kolkata Knight Riders team has been terrific in the Phase 2 of the IPL 2021 with 4 wins in 6 league matches, and would look to keep the same momentum going in this fixture. The team’s bowling performances have been excellent in the presence of players like Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy.
The batters, Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, and Rahul Tripathi have been consistent to provide contribution with the bat, which has helped them to win crucial matches and make their case strong for the playoffs.
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