Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan explained why they lost against RCB. KKR won their first match and then they lost their two consecutive matches in the IPL 2021 so far
Kolkata Knight Riders lost by 38 runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 10th match of IPL 2021 played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. RCB scored 204 for four wickets in 20 overs in the first play. In response, KKR’s team could score only 166 runs in the scheduled overs. This is Kolkata’s second consecutive defeat this season.
Team captain Eoin Morgan said after the match that, in this match, the behavior of the Chennai pitch was completely different from the previous matches and they could not understand it. He also praised RCB’s batting and said that they batted better than us in this match.
After the defeat, Morgan said, “This Chennai pitch surprised me a lot. It was completely different from the previous matches. All the batsmen played well on this wicket but I think RCB batsmen were much better than us on this pitch. I am glad that we are going from here. Hopefully, the situation in Mumbai will be much better. “
At the same time, Eoin Morgan also praised Glenn Maxwell and de Villiers for the victory of RCB. He said, “Maxwell is a very good player and he is playing the best cricket right now. But de Villiers is a very different batsman and you can’t plan too much against him. He specializes in playing around the field. In such a situation, you have to have more and more bowling options. “
At the same time, he said, “Our team struggled a lot while chasing the target. Only Andre Russell could get us out of the position that the match had reached. He has won us matches in difficult situations many times before but Maybe today was not his day. Bangalore’s bowling was also much better in today’s match. “