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Dinesh Karthik assured of KKR qualification for IPL playoffs | Cricket Information

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ABU DHABI: It will likely be a herculean process for them however Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Dinesh Karthik is assured that his facet can win six out of their remaining seven matches and qualify for the IPL playoffs.
The 2-time former champions didn’t have a fantastic run within the first part of IPL 2021 as they may handle simply wins from seven matches.
They’re languishing on the backside half of the desk because the IPL is about to renew within the UAE in just a few days from now.
“We wish to win six out of seven matches (to qualify). It is so simple as that. As a workforce that is what we’ll be seeking to do. Take one recreation at a time however try to win six out of seven matches,” Karthik informed KKR web site.
The Eoin Morgan-led facet will resume their IPL 2021 marketing campaign in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore on September 20.
The 2020 version of IPL noticed KKR lose out on a last-four berth owing to a not-so-healthy Internet Run Charge.
“Final 12 months after we had been in UAE, we missed it (qualifying for playoffs) by a whisker. We gained as many matches because the final workforce had gained however nonetheless simply missed it by a whisker. Two years on the trot, we’ve been fifth on the desk. That is one thing that also gnaws at me,” Karthik mentioned.
Karthik, who’s again with KKR after a profitable stint as a commentator within the UK, insisted that the workforce would deal with the positives and proceed to play aggressive cricket.
“KKR is thought to play very constructive and aggressive cricket. I need that to return via within the second half. I nonetheless suppose the workforce spirit is nice. We’re constructive and we have a coach who’s at all times infusing positivity into us,” he mentioned.

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