KKR hasn’t changed XI in the last few games, but Andre Russell sitting on the bench isn’t a clean place.
Kolkata Knight RidersWhen I took another big team on the way to the final, the run was incredible. You may see KKR winning seven out of nine UAE legs and writing one of the most notable comeback stories in history. But the challenges they face are quite significant.
The Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most dominant forces in league history and this season was one of the things they did almost everything right. I wasn’t able to play in the playoffs only last year, but it would be great if CSK could win the title. However, these two teams fought once in the 2012 IPL final. At that time, KKR won.
This is the strongest XIXKR that can be put out to repeat that feat:
Openers (Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer)
Shubman Gill looked back on the season with some quality performances towards the end of the tournament. After not starting the season brightly, Gil will finish this year with more than 400 runs (427 in 16 games). He won a timely 46-run knock in qualifying 2 against Delhi Capitals. His first partnership with Ayer was a great revelation for KKR.
The left-handed batter recorded 320 runs in nine games on the UAE leg alone. His appearance is an important factor in KKR’s turnaround and change in fate.He made 55 runs from 41 balls in the last match against Delhi and the team Stay in front, Despite the horrific collapse.
Middle order (Nitish Lana, Raffle Tripasi, Dinesh Cartik, Eoin Morgan)
Nitish Lana seems to have done something right, and team management has returned him to the bat, sometimes higher than Tripasi. Lana made 13 runs in qualifying 2, but the idea was to stick to Tripasi no. He hit a winning run, so the 4 finally went well. The six by Tripathi remain one of the most memorable hits by KKR players in the history of IPL.
The victory was almost canceled by a medium-sized collapse that changed the KKR from 1 to 123 to 7 to 130 with a problem of just 4 overs. Karthik And Morgan, an experienced and kind of leader of the unit, disappointed the team with ducks. Karthik’s knock may look like a minor blip, but you can’t escape the fact that Morgan couldn’t find a good timing for the ball. Without his captain, he could have been dropped for a foreign player. Don’t be surprised if that happens in the final.
All-rounder (Shakibu Alhasan and Sunil Narine)
Sunil Narine continued to use the ball in good shape in the previous game, allowing only 4 overs to 27 runs. His job was often to keep things tight, and one day the ticket gate came, but the other day it wasn’t. But his partnership with Varun Chakravarthy was crucial in terms of putting pressure on the opposition.
The last aspect of the spin trio exhibited by KKR is Shakibu Alhasan. His economy of 6.7 tied the batter to a crease, even though he chose four wickets in seven games.In an ideal world we might see Shakib Andre Russell both play together, so this team looks much stronger on paper. But that’s only possible if Captain Morgan drops himself, and it seems unlikely at this point.
Bowlers (Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, and Lockie Ferguson)
Shivam Mavi and Rocky Ferguson have been very nice since they were paired together. Both men are really fast and have the ability to bowl at speeds of over 140 km / h. On the surface of Sharjah, this was very valuable and I saw their side gaining a great advantage. In qualifying 2, both won wickets, giving only 8 overs to 53 runs between them.
Varun Chakravarthy is a very important player of KKR in this UAE leg. In the last nine games, he hasn’t allowed more than 28 runs in one game. This means that you haven’t exceeded 7 runs per over in every game. That level of consistency is sometimes rewarded with wickets, and Chakra Barcy has already won 18 in this tournament, two of which are in the match against Delhi.