He added that he was proud of everyone in the dressing room. McCullum’s speech comes after Kolkata lost by 27 runs to Chennai Super Kings in the final of IPL 2021 in Dubai on Friday.
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KKR had won two games in the IPL 2021 during the first half but the side came back with strong performances in the UAE leg to qualify for the playoffs. The side then defeated Delhi Capitals and RCB to seal the final spot.
The summit clash on Friday will also be a battle between the two best white-ball captains MS Dhoni and Eoin Morgan, who might be short of runs but have been smart in their tactics on the field.
Swashbuckling all-rounder Russell had suffered a grade 2 hamstring injury and after having missed a few games, he might be back for Friday’s final against CSK.
Two-time champions KKR will face three-time winners Chennai Super Kings in the summit clash in Dubai on Friday.
In a video posted by KKR on Twitter on Tuesday, regarding the ‘hate-mongering’ players receive on social media, Karthik was seen expressing his disappointment regarding the same.
KKR had won two games in the IPL 2021 during the first half but the side came back with strong performances in the UAE leg to qualify for the playoffs.
The Knight Riders have 10 points and can progress to the play-offs but they are in a tangle with Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings for that 4th spot on the IPL 2021 points table.
KKR have made a couple of changes with injured all-rounder Andre Russell and out-of-form pacer Prasidh Krishna making way for Kiwi quick Tim Southee and fast bowler Sandeep Warrier.
Mumbai was without the services of Rohit and star all-rounder Hardik Pandya in their 20-run defeat to Chennai Super Kings on Sunday as both were rested as a precautionary measure due to having niggles.
Pacer Shivam Mavi posted an Instagram story of a selfie featuring him, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Rahul Tripathi in PPE kits inside the aircraft.
Cummins has told KKR’s veteran India player Dinesh Karthik that he won’t be able to make it for the second leg of the tournament.
Narine and Russell along with West Indians who were part of the TV production in the suspended IPL reached the Caribbean, informed Windies cricket on Sunday.
The Hyderabad franchise, though more powerful and well-rounded and having qualified for play-offs last year, have an inferior head-to-head record against their Kolkata counterparts.
Maharashtra batsman Gaikwad scored 72 as CSK beat KKR by six wickets on Thursday. In their previous match, he had scored an unbeaten 65 to lead his team to victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Chakravarthy, 29, first got Pant in the 12th over before getting Shreyas and Shimron Hetmyer off consecutive balls in the 14th. He then got Marcus Stoinis to practically end DC’s hopes before dismissing Axar Patel for good measure.
KKR captain Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik, who combined to score 58 runs in the last five overs to take their team to 163/5 earlier in the day, knocked off the required three runs in four balls.
Though KKR won that match against KXIP by two runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Narine, who bowled the last over, was placed on the IPL warning list.
On Saturday, Delhi Capitals first posted a monstrous total of 228/4 in their allotted 20 overs and then restricted KKR to 210/8, thus moving at the top of the points table.
Russell smashed 510 runs from 14 matches at a jaw-dropping strike rate of 204.81 and was also the leading wicket-taker for KKR with 11 scalps in the last edition.
Ferguson returned to training with the squad on Friday after serving his week-long hotel room-quarantine since travelling to the UAE from New Zealand.
Gurney, who is scheduled to have surgery related to a shoulder injury, had last month pulled out of both the IPL and T20 Blast competition.
Nagarkoti, an India under-19 World Cup star, had been riddled with injuries and could not make debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after being picked in the 2018 IPL auction.
KKR on Friday confirmed that their contingent of Indian players and support staff have arrived in Abu Dhabi, and well settled at a plush hotel.
Gill mostly batted lower down the order last season but did well when he was sent up the order.