IPL 2021 Playoffs: In the Indian Premier League match played on Thursday, KKR have almost confirmed their place in the playoffs by defeating Rajasthan Royals. KKR is going to get another big relief before the playoffs. KKR’s chief advisor David Hussey has expressed the possibility of Andre Russell being fit till the playoffs.
In the playoffs, KKR can clash with the third-placed RCB in the points table. Hussey said, “Russell had a fitness fit on Wednesday and I think he will return soon. He is working hard to play in the playoffs.”
Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have confirmed their place in the playoffs while KKR have consolidated their position at the fourth position. He finished his campaign in the league stage with 14 points from 14 matches and his run rate is better than other teams.
The fate of the team changed in the UAE
Hussey admitted that after struggling in the Indian leg, KKR’s fortunes changed in the UAE leg. He said, “At the beginning of the tournament, we could not play the kind of cricket we wanted to play. In such a situation, it was good for us to get some time in between. With this we were able to formulate a new strategy.
He credited head coach Brendon McCullum for this success of KKR. He said, “McCullum works calmly and he has a plan to take the team forward. He believes that every player should do his best. He makes everyone feel that he is the most important person in the team.
IPL playoff matches are going to start from Sunday. Being fourth in the points table, KKR will have to play a straight Eliminator match.
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