- Kohli gives new ball to Mohammad Siraj in place of Washington Sundar
- Siraj jerks KKR for three for 4 in 4 overs
- Siraj became the first bowler to bowl two maiden overs in an IPL match.
- Kohli said that his team has a plan ready for every opportunity
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli said here on Wednesday that his team has prepared a strategy for every kind of situation this time and this is the reason why they have played with the Kolkata Knight Riders Against Washington Sundar (Mohammad Siraj) handed the new ball in place of Washington Sundar. Kohli’s strategy proved effective. Siraj took two wickets for eight runs in four overs. KKR could manage 84 runs for eight wickets. RCB strengthened their position in the Indian Premier League (IPL) by scoring the target in 13.3 overs.
Kohli (Kohli) said after the match, ‘I was thinking of handing the new ball to Vashi (Sundar). It was good to lose the toss as we also bat first. Our strategy was to get Vashi and (Chris Morris) to start bowling but then we decided to hand over the new ball to Morris and Siraj bowling. ‘
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He said, ‘Team management has created a culture where the exact strategy is in place. We have Plan A, Plan B and Plan C. We have to execute this strategy. We did some things in the auction as well, which are benefiting. You have all the plans but you have to trust your players.
Kohli particularly praised Morris and Siraj. He said, ‘Morris is carrying out the responsibility well. He is a player who wants to lead. He is energetic. He can contribute with the ball, with the bat and in fielding.
IPL – Siraj created history, threw two maiden overs
Kohli said, ‘Siraj had a tough last year and he was criticized a lot. This time he worked hard and he was also bowling well at the nets. Now its results are visible.
Man of the Match Siraj (Siraj) thanked Captain Kohli (Siraj thanked Kohli) who handed him the new ball. He said, ‘Thank you Virat for giving me the new ball. I practiced a lot with the new ball. We had not planned that I would bowl with a new ball but when we reached the ground, Virat Bhai said, “Get ready.” The ball to Nitish Rana was very good. We did the same thing as the strategy.
KKR captain Eoin Morgan was naturally disappointed by the defeat but said he would continue to rely on the top three batsmen of India, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana. Morgan said, “We lost four or five wickets in the beginning. We did not want such a beginning. It was disappointing. RCB bowled very well but we should have faced them well. Keeping the dew in mind, we probably should have bowled earlier.
“We have shown consistency in the selection of the top three batsmen.” We believe they can take us forward. He has shown his ability. Therefore, it is important to show confidence in Indian batsmen.
Andre Russell and Sunil Narine did not play in this match due to not being fully fit but Morgan hoped that they would be available for selection in the next match. He said, ‘Hopefully Rasal and Narayan will be fit and available for selection. There is a lot of lack of two great players like him.