KKR will face Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore on 20 September in Abu Dhabi.
Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum says that when the corona epidemic spread in India in the first phase of the IPL, they were all in a bad condition due to fear.Also Read – Happy Birthday Suryakumar Yadav: KKR took 3 years as vice-captain, made a place in T20 WC due to hard struggle
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KKR did not perform well in the first half and are ranked seventh but McCullum expects the team to do better once the league resumes in the UAE from September 19. Also Read – Before the start of IPL 2021, Kohli said – the players coming as replacements have good talent
He wrote on KKR’s website, “We will do well in the second phase. We have to boost each other’s morale and do great for the next four to five weeks. Last time during the first leg of the season I think we were very scared.
At that time there was an outbreak of second wave of corona in India in which many lives were lost. The 39-year-old McCullum, who made a successful IPL debut as a player with KKR, is now the coach and he hopes his team will come back from a poor performance.
On his coaching style, he said, “When I left India, everyone knew me as a coach and now they also know how I want the team to perform.”