Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik feels the squad is in an honest area and simply want to get collectively as a gaggle when the 14th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) resumes.
Karthik has joined the KKR camp after a profitable stint as a commentator within the UK.
“Overall as a team, I think we are in a decent space. We need to gel together as a group and make a difference this time. We want to win 6 out of 7 matches (to qualify),” the KKR web site quoted Karthik as saying.
“It’s as simple as that. As a team that’s what we’ll be looking to do. Take one game at a time but try and win 6 out of 7 matches,” he added.
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The 2020 version of IPL noticed KKR shifting actually shut to qualifying for the knockout stage. Having completed fifth owing to a not-so-healthy web run charge final 12 months, KKR will need to have a change of fortune this time round within the UAE.
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Even although KKR have not had an amazing run within the first part of IPL 2021, having gained simply two out of 7 matches, Karthik insisted that the crew would concentrate on the positives and proceed to play aggressive cricket.
“KKR is known to play very positive and aggressive cricket. I want that to come through in the second half. I still think the team spirit is good. We’re positive and we have a coach who’s always infusing positivity into us,” stated Karthik.
“As fans, all I want to say is keep supporting us. We’ll try and play a brand of cricket that’ll make you proud. It did put a smile on your face at various points during the last two IPLs. We’ll try and put a bigger smile this time around,” he added.
IPL 2021 will resume with Mumbai Indians locking horns with CSK on September 19. The last recreation of the league stage will likely be performed between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals on October 8.