Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a heavy loss at the hands of CSK on Sunday. For the past few matches, KKR has been struggling to do well. Their next match will be against RCB on Wednesday. One of the two wins for KKR in IPL 2023 has come against RCB. Also, the team has the attack to trouble RCB. On that note, here, we take a look at one bold decision KKR can make for their next game against RCB.
One bold decision KKR can make for their next game against RCB
Umesh Yadav has actually not been doing well for KKR in IPL 2023. While he has enjoyed a few good deliveries, he has not been able to sustain the pressure. Overall, the impact that he had in IPL 2022 is not being felt by the franchise in the ongoing campaign.
Vaibhav Arora is a talented pacer available in the squad. In IPL 2022, in the few matches that he played for Punjab, Vaibhav looked impressive. He has the ability to pick wickets in the powerplay. RCB batters are used to Umesh Yadav and could tackle them with ease. Hence, having an unknown commodity like Vaibhav bowl at them would be a worthy bet for Nitish Rana and co.
Time for KKR to relook at its strategy
On the other hand, it is high time that KKR stays simple in its approach in IPL 2023. There have been too many changes done in recent games. This will disrupt the balance and morale of the squad.
Also, the management must look to bring in an overseas pacer to the squad. The pace department is not doing well and hence, someone like Tim Southee would help this unit very much. Anyways, the likes of David Wiese may not get a chance to have a big impact with the bat. Hence, especially in the absence of someone like Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee or Lockie Ferguson would be best for KKR.