Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer said that the flying start Prithvi Shaw had given to Delhi Capitals at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday had left him clueless.
“They went off to such a good start, while we couldn’t anticipate that the wicket would play so well. Prithvi is one batsman who can change things around really well in the Powerplay.
“I know that well since I have played alongside him in the past. He hits even the good balls away, so it makes the job all the more difficult as a captain in terms of field placings. That’s why I felt like being clueless,” Shreyas said at the post-match news conference.
Did the Knights err in not opting to bat first after winning the toss? Shreyas disagreed.
“We felt that the wicket had good moisture in it. Our strength has been chasing, which we had successfully done in the past,” the skipper said, adding: “We’re a bunch of professionals, so we should be able to execute in all situations.”
He, however, agreed that the Knights do need to tighten up a bit when it comes to slog-overs bowling and also aim for better starts with the bat in coming matches.