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IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan admitted KKR weren’t ok in all departments.© BCCI/IPL




After struggling a seven-wicket loss against Delhi Capitals within the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan mentioned that his facet has a proficient bunch of people, however solely expertise can not deliver victories. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan starred with the bat as Delhi Capitals defeated KKR by 7 wickets on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Shaw and Dhawan performed knocks of 82 and 46 respectively as Delhi Capitals registered a win with 21 balls to spare. With this win, Delhi moved to the second spot within the factors desk with 10 factors.

“Very disappointed. We were slow off the blocks with the bat, lost wickets in the middle period and Russell got us to 150-plus. Then got slow off the blocks with the ball. Shaw played brilliantly, nothing much we could do. Also shows how good the surface was. We were not good enough with all departments. He (Cummins) is part of our new ball plans,” Morgan instructed host broadcaster Star Sports.

Shivam Mavi was taken for six consecutive fours by Shaw. “Mavi bowled four on the trot last game and bowled well. Just did not go to plan today,” Morgan mentioned.

“You need to be honest and realistic with everyone in the dressing room. We have to be as honest as we can with each other. Hopefully, we can turn things around. There is a huge amount of talent in our squad but talent alone does not get you far. It is about execution,” he added.

Earlier, Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav scalped two wickets every as Delhi Capitals restricted KKR to a rating of 154/6 within the allotted 20 overs.

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For KKR, Shubman Gill bought going with the bat as he performed a knock of 43 runs. Andre Russell and Pat Cummins additionally performed helpful knocks of 45 and 11 respectively however KKR needed to settle with a below-par rating.

KKR are presently on the fifth place within the factors desk with 4 factors from seven video games. The facet will subsequent tackle Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on the Narendra Modi Stadium on Monday. 

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