Kolkata Knight Riders, who qualified for the playoffs in the second leg, made a strong comeback after not being in the top-4 in the first leg of IPL 2021. Now they will play Eliminator match against Royal Challengers Bangalore today (Monday). It may be that this match will be the last match of IPL 2021 of the Knights. Before this match, captain Eoin Morgan has praised his team fiercely.
“It’s been a great turnaround. We’ve had a consistent run. The mood at the camp is pretty confident and we’re looking forward to Monday’s match. It’s another chance to take things further,” he said on Sunday. “
Morgan expressed a lot of confidence in his team’s top order. He praised Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana for handling the middle order. KKR is now fully prepared to face the bowlers of RCB.
Morgan said, “If one watches the game, you see that they (Tripathi and Rana) come out on the field and play a positive role in that time. Both of them have done an incredible job so far and hopefully it will be our success,” Morgan said. Our top three batsmen are in good form. Looking at the challenges at three different venues, we have adapted really well throughout the tournament. I think we need to do the same tomorrow (Monday) Is.”
The captain also praised fast bowler Lockie Ferguson and spinners Varun Chakraborty and Sunil Narine. “I think all the teams in the IPL have a lot of talent, but of course when it comes to those two mystery spinners, I think they have a lot to offer,” he added.
“Lockie has been in great form throughout the year, and he has clearly made a big impact in the last three weeks. He takes on a lot of responsibility as an overseas player,” he added.