The second phase of IPL 2021 started in UAE on 19 September. Match No. 49 was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai. While Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets and strengthen their playoffs chances.
Sanjay Majrekar has opined that Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan has been the best captain during the second half of IPL 2021.
While speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Majrekar opined his view regarding KKR captain Eoin Morgan and said:
“When you look at Morgan, it seems like he’s well settled in the side hugely supported by the management. I think he’s been the No.1 captain during this second phase of the IPL. His captainship has been superb. So because of his captaincy and personality, he’s been saved from getting dropped. His batting is becoming a problem for the side and, KKR will hope that he finds his form in important matches.”
IPL 2021: “It sometimes feels that Prasidh Krishna has that X-factor in him”- Sanjay Majrekar on KKR pacer
While speaking to ESPNcricinfo, before the KKR match against SRH, Majrekar opined that KKR needs to add a pacer to the side rather than another spinner. He said:
“I don’t think they need to add another spinner in the XI. Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine have been in terrific touch. Perhaps Prasidh Krishna can come in once again. It sometimes seems that Prasidh Krishna has that X-factor in him, despite his high economy rate. And I think Southee is that much of a reliable option. Shakib Al Hasan, I don’t think so, that he can add value to the side because they are already got two brilliant spinners.”
However, Shakib Al Hasan had a good spell against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He picked up one wicket and gave only 20 runs in his four overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders will play their last match in the group stage against Rajasthan Royals on October 7 2021.