Former cricketer Virender Sehwag during the Hindustan Times Mint-Asia Leadership Summit.

Former India opener Virender Sehwag stated Kolkata Knight Riders opener Shubman Gill must assault a bit extra within the powerplay or else slide down within the batting order for the remaining matches within the IPL.

Gill is KKR’s highest run-scorer this season with 275 runs in Eight matches however his strike price of 116.52 is the bottom amongst gamers who’ve scored greater than 200 runs this season.

“Shubman Gill has had many opportunities and now the time has come for KKR to tell him to be a bit more aggressive in the powerplay and if can’t, bring him down in the batting order and send someone else up. If you are to win, the start needs to be good. If the foundation is not laid properly, you can’t build a solid innings on it,” Sehwag advised Cribuzz after KKR had been handed a crushing 8-wicket defeat by Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.

KKR went via a sea of modifications however none larger than Eoin Morgan taking of as captain from Dinesh Karthik after the latter determined to pay attention extra on his batting.

There was, nevertheless, little or no change in KKR’s fortunes as they succumbed to their second defeat of the season to the defending champions Mumbai Indians.

Sehwag stated KKR must establish a bunch of gamers and provides them the liberty to play freely for the rest of the event.

“It is very important for a captain to understand what his team did wrong and what the team did right. There are always positives to take out from a game, which is what KKR need to do. The team management is required to decide on the 13 players that they want to focus on and rotate in the next 6 games (in the league stage) and back them to do the job,” stated Sehwag.

The former India opener added that KKR are at the moment wanting like a ‘bits and pieces’ group.

“They need to make a strong combination and give the players the freedom to play their own game. Right now, KKR looks like a ‘bits and pieces team’ where their performances depend on one or two players working out. The team needs to follow the orders and mindset of one leader which is not happening at present,” Sehwag added.

KKR, who’ve Eight factors with 4 wins and fours losses, subsequent face Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.


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