IPL 2021 : Brendon McCullum says KKR going to make a few changes
Kolkata Knight Riders’ head coach Brendon McCullum has recently said that his side will make a few changes for their upcoming
IPL games in Mumbai and he also hoped a change in venue will revive their campaign as well.
Notably, KKR didn’t have had a good start of the tournament despite having won the first game.
“We will probably need fresh legs, expect to make a couple of changes and there will also be a change in venue with Mumbai,”
McCullum said at the virtual post-match press conference. “… New place but we have just tidy up some of the areas and we can
bounce back in the next couple of games.”
On the other hand, during the game against RCB, KKR captain Eoin Morgan’s decision to take out spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who
removed Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar in the match’s second over, was baffling as well. Even, McCullum also admitted that it was
wrong to take Chakravarthy out of the bowling attack despite having bowled a stunning over.
“In hindsight, we would have bowled him then. It was wrong on our part to remove him after that over. Our main aim was to keep
him for De Villiers but the plan backfired,” McCullum said.
Batting first, RCB’s star player De Villiers’ master class and Glenn Maxwell’s quickfire half-century propelled RCB to 204 for four. In
reply, KKR could manage 166 for eight as RCB regained their top spot in the points table.
While he was asked about the South African star batsman, McCullum said, “It appears he has come this year with a fresh
approach, he is clearly looking very confident, he took the game away from us. This is what world class players do, they put so
much pressure on the opposition.
“It was quite a sizeable boundary on one side and quite shorter on other but some tremendous batting from both AB and Maxwell,
they took the pitch out of question and put us under pressure. We had to be perfect with our execution, but unfortunately, it
wasn’t,” he concluded.
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