IPL 2020: Something was not right in KKR camp: Ajit Agarkar

Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 November 2020 (16:59 IST)
Mumbai: Former India fast bowler believes that there were things not right within Kolkata Knight Riders’ camp which affected their performance in the IPL 2020.

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KKR had a fair share of ups and downs in the season, played in UAE. They changed their captain in the middle of the season with Dinesh Karthik dropping the captaincy hat to Eoin Morgan.
Speaking on Star Sports show Cricket Connected, Agarkar weighed in on which team would he like to see with a different approach come the next IPL season.
“I think there are couple of teams, CSK certainly need a little bit of restructuring. But the one team I hope plays better or plays a bit more consistently is KKR. I think they certainly have a lot of match-winners in them or T20 specialists if you like, they should be doing a lot better,” he said.
“They were in better positions, changed the captain for some reason midway through. You could see that there was something not right in the camp,” he added.
KKR also failed to find consistency and eventually lost out on a playoff spot on the basis of Net Run Rate despite finishing with 14 points in 14 games.
“I think it has happened before as well and somehow they scraped through to the playoffs but this time it didn’t happen. It came back to bite them,” Agarkar further said.
“The T20 format is very difficult to be consistent but they have got far too good a team to be that. So I hope they get those things right, especially get the leadership right, whoever it is, and stick to it during the course of the season,” he concluded. (UNI)