Sharjah: In the 46th match of IPL 2020 played on Monday, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders by 8. With this defeat, the path ahead of this tournament is going to be very difficult for the KKR team.
At the same time, Kolkata will now have to win both the matches against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rodjasthan Royals (RR) to make it to the playoffs. Before this, we are going to tell you, what are the reasons for KKR defeated in front of Punjab.
The beginning was very bad
Batting first after losing the toss, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) started badly. Under which the team lost three valuable wickets of Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik and Rahul Tripathi for just 10 runs.
Eoin Morgan out on crucial occasion
After falling three wickets early, KKR captain Eoin Morgan took 40 runs in 25 balls with a strong innings while handling the team. But he was out in the circle of hitting the big shot at the wrong time.
Continuously falling wickets
After Morgan’s dismissal for KKR, opener Shubman Gill played an extremely important innings of 57 runs with one end. But the Kolkata team’s wickets kept falling at regular intervals from the other end. Because of which KKR could not make a very big score on Sharjah’s ground.
No wickets found in Powerplay
Defending 150 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders did not get a good start in the powerplay against Kings XI Punjab. Alam was that the team did not succeed in taking a single wicket of Punjab in the first 6 overs.
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Bringing Lockie Ferguson late for the bowling attack
The captaincy of Eoin Morgan is being strongly criticized for the defeat of KKR in this match. Actually it is believed that Morgan had to bring Kolkata fast bowler Lockie Ferguson to the bowling from the early overs, as Ferguson has taken many wickets for the Knight Riders so far and is in good form with the ball.