Virender Sehwag says “KKR has the advantage of playing their playoff” in IPL 2021. Virender thinks Kolkata Knight Riders will have the upper hand. Ahead of their knockout match in Sharjah in IPL 2021. Kolkata Knight Riders more or less secure a spot in the playoffs. After beating the Rajasthan Royals convincingly on Thursday. With Kolkata set to finish fourth and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Also, the two sides will clash in the first eliminator in IPL 2021. The Knight Riders have won both their fixtures in Sharjah. They might get to play at the venue once. It should beat Bangalore in the eliminator. Sehwag explained why Kolkata holds the aces at Sharjah in IPL 2021.
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Sehwag feels Eoin Morgan seems confident playing in Sharjah. Where it has been challenging to bat. Virender believes Kolkata has the perfect know-how of the conditions. He has the advantage over the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
“I think it’s a good sign for the KKR. They have a match at a venue in which they have delivered an outstanding performance and will get another if they win it. Hence, it’s pretty suitable for them as they are aware of the conditions and know how to approach them. Bangalore might play better because they have 2-3 players in Ab de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, and Virat Kohli, who can win games single-handedly. But Kolkata has the advantage of playing their playoffs in Sharjah,” Virender Sehwag said.
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Lastly, Kolkata played the perfect game against Rajasthan. They gather 171 after being put to bat. Also, their bowlers decimated the opposition, bundling the Royals out for 86 to practically book. It’s a spot in the Indian Premier League 2021 playoffs. Jadeja feels the rise of players like Malik and Iyer through IPL for Indian cricket. He revealed how Iyer moved to Madhya Pradesh from Tamil Nadu. Due to a need for openings and demonstrate his worth.
“It helps a lot especially when players like Iyer come outside the circuit. For instance, Abdul Samad has brought in Umran Malik. Such players are the products of the system and Iyer shifted to Madhya Pradesh as he did not get opportunities with Tamil Nadu. He also performed well. Hence, he was there all along and did not get chances until now,” Sehwag said.