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IPL 2022 | Kolkata Knight Riders rope in Bharat Arun as bowling coach

KKR have roped in Bharat Arun as the bowling coach for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the former Indian cricketer will replace Kyle Mills with immediate effect. Arun has served as bowling coach for the Indian national team for four years before his tenure ended in 2021.
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newscricket2 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 Final | New Zealand were a little timid, didn’t fire bullets against Australia, says Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum remarked that New Zealand “didn’t fire the bullets” in the T20 World Cup 2021 final against Australia in Dubai on Sunday, which they lost by eight wickets to finish runners-up. McCullum believed that the team needed more aggression to overcome Australia on the biggest stage.
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newscricket2 months ago

T20 World Cup | Australia can overcome toss factor during the final against New Zealand, says Aaron Finch

Ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021 final against New Zealand on Thursday, Australia captain Aaron Finch feels that his side can overcome the toss factor. In the last 17 evening T20 games played in Dubai, the team batting second has won 16 times. CSK are the only team to bat first and not lose the game.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | We weren't able to get the impact through middle-order players, admits KKR head coach Brendon McCullum

Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum rued the middle-order's collective failure in the final against Chennai Super Kings on Friday, in which they suffered a 27-run defeat. However, he was proud of his team producing a dramatic turnaround in the second phase of the tournament.
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newscricket3 months ago

Venkatesh Iyer a Stephen Fleming clone; Shubman Gill will become 10-year veteran for India, says David Hussey

KKR mentor David Hussey has praised openers Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill after team's 3-wicket Qualifier 2 win against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Wednesday. Hussey called Iyer a clone of former Kiwi captain Stephen Fleming, adding that Gill will play 10 years of Test, ODI and T20I cricket for India.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | Eoin Morgan is one of our senior players, he will come good, believes Brendon McCullum

Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum has said that as one of the senior players in the team, skipper Eoin Morgan will perform better in the upcoming matches. His comments came after Kolkata’s agonisingly close loss against Punjab Kings by five wickets on Friday in Dubai.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | This is how Brendon McCullum wants us to play, says Eoin Morgan after KKR beat MI by 7 wickets

After coming down hard on Mumbai Indians and winning the match by 7 wickets, Eoin Morgan has said that this the 'brand of cricket' head coach Brendon McCullum wants the team to play. KKR bounced back despite a solid opening partnership between MI openers and won the match with 29 balls to spare.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | Brendon McCullum allows us to be ourselves, which is good for players, says Venkatesh Iyer

Kolkata Knight Riders opening batsman Venkatesh Iyer revealed that there is no extra pressure from head coach Brendon McCullum during the net sessions, and that the former New Zealand captain allows the players to be the best versions of themselves. KKR will take on MI in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill can shock the world, says David Hussey

Ahead of the second leg of IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders chief mentor David Hussey has stated that Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill can shock the world with their batting. He further added that the duo have a taste of international cricket now, and that will help them succeed in the UAE leg.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | KKR camp was paralysed by fear after covid outbreak in IPL first half, admits Brendon McCullum

Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum has admitted that the team was paralysed by fear when spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seamer Sandeep Warrier had tested covid positive during the first half of IPL 2021 in April-May, following which, the tournament was eventually postponed.
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