KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS took on Kings XI Punjab at Mohali, with an aim to secure a place in the top four. However, KKR lost the penultimate game of the group stage by 14-runs and opener Chris Lynn expressed his disappointment about things not going in the franchise’s favour.
With that loss, KKR are left with one group stage game to play against Mumbai Indians at Kolkata on May 13. In an interaction with IPLT20.com, Lynn said that his side will take a hard look at themselves before the Kolkata game.
“Ya, obviously disappointed that we didn’t get the two points at the end of the day but I think we can take a lot of positives out of the game and I think we touched on as a group what we needed to work on and we didn’t do those things tonight. So we are going to have to have a big hard look at ourselves because if we lose the next one we could possibly find ourselves out of the tournament. So that’s the challenge ahead.”
The 27-year-old blamed dot balls for failing to chase 168.
“If you look back on, it’s always a great thing but overs probably 6 to 11 may be for us, we soaked up many dot balls. If had just rotated strike a bit more, we would have found ourselves in a comfortable position rather than have to whack boundaries in the end.”
Speaking about Uthappa and Gambhir, the Aussie opener quipped,
“Robi and Gauti have been really good for us so far this season. So in the T20 format they are not going to score runs every time, wasn’t to be tonight. You don’t lose your form overnight.”
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