Kolkata Knight Riders wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik is busy preparing for the second phase of IPL 2021. The franchise also shared an inspirational video featuring Kartik, in which he is seen practicing his batting.
KKR posted a video in which Dinesh Karthik is seen struggling initially against the fast bowlers. However, things changed after that and Karthik played some catchy shots.
KKR wrote the caption with this video, ‘No matter what happens, never stop hustling. Brilliant batting.
Let us tell you that Dinesh Karthik’s performance in the first phase of IPL 2021 was not good. He was able to score only 123 runs in 7 matches. He had a strike rate of 138.20. KKR’s batting will be heavily dependent on Dinesh Karthik in the UAE, who would like to win the title for the third time.
Dinesh Karthik himself is also eager to do better in the second phase of IPL 2021. Dinesh Karthik would like to overcome the failure of the first half this time. Dinesh Karthik will try to take KKR to the playoffs.
KKR’s performance in IPL 2021
The Eoin Morgan-led KKR team did not perform well in the first half. Two-time IPL champions KKR had only two wins in seven matches in IPL 2021. He is at the seventh position in the IPL 2021 points table.
It will not be easy for KKR to make it to the playoffs, but if they continue to win matches, then the equation can change. KKR’s team will start their campaign in the second phase of IPL 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 20 September.
KKR’s IPL Squad for the UAE Stage:
Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakraborty, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Loki Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Pranand Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer and Tim Southee.