IPL 2020: Aakash Chopra explains reason behind KKR's struggle in IPL 13

Andre Russell might miss KKR's IPL 13 clash against RCB.

Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana failed to score much for KKR | BCCI/IPL

Ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders’ big IPL 2020 clash against the star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday (October 21) in Abu Dhabi, former Indian cricketer-turned commentator Aakash Chopra has opened up about KKR’s biggest problem that has been troubling them in the ongoing season.

Chopra believes that KKR’s batting line up hasn’t been up to the mark and has haunted the two-time IPL champions in the ongoing IPL 2020 in the UAE.

He further pointed out that no one including Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, and Andre Russell have been consistent with the bat for KKR in the ongoing season.

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However, the KKR has got some momentum against SRH thanks to stellar bowling by New Zealand speedster Lockie Ferguson and captain Eoin Morgan would certainly bring him against the likes of AB De Villiers, RCB skipper Virat Kohli, and opener Aaron Finch on Wednesday.

Chopra said in a video on his Youtube channel: “David Warner won the toss and opted to field. KKR has a problem that they just cannot get going in their batting. They are trying but it is not happening. Gill plays but plays slowly and then he gets out. Tripathi didn’t score much.”

He concluded, “Nitish Rana played a nice small cameo but he also got out after that. Russell is not scoring, that is a problem. Dinesh Karthik did a good job in his new role as a finisher. KKR reached a score that was not that bad a total although not a great one because they finished strongly.”

 Notably, RCB is currently ranked third on the points table with 12 points, while KKR is at fourth place with 10 points and it can lead to a big chance to consolidate their positions in terms of the playoffs of the ongoing IPL 13 in the UAE.

(With CricketNext Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 21 Oct, 2020

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