With Ferguson, he has formed a lethal fast-bowling attack, in terms of sheer pace. The Blackcap ended up picking three scalps in the previous match.
There are some concerns around Chakravarthy’s fitness as well, but as of now, it seems that he might still play. He bowled an excellent spell of 1 for 14 in four overs in the previous match.
Shivam Mavi replaced Prasidh Krishna in the XI after KKR didn’t get a proper replacement in Sandeep Warrier. In his three appearances in the UAE, Mavi has been extremely impressive.
Shakib Al Hasan has done well in his absence, but there have been some positive reports coming in, as far as Russell’s fitness is concerned. If the big West Indian recovers in time, he would be an automatic pick for Morgan.
Sunil Narine did end up conceding some runs in the previous match, but considering his form in this second leg, that could be just a blip for a game. He will remain a key player for the KKR team going into this game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He has the ability to manipulate the field and get easy runs in the death overs. Karthik made 14 runs which were handy
Morgan finally got something under his belt. He hit a six and a four during his 11-ball 13. a complete team performance was shown helping the team get to a pretty handy score of 171 in that game.
Tripathi made a 14-ball 21 and looked impressive, which has been a trait of his batting right through the season.
Rana batted at no. 3, adding to the many positions in which he has batted this season already. His stay lasted for five balls, but he got 12 quick runs.
Gill, on the other hand, scored his second fifty-plus score in a row, eventually ending on 56 runs from 44 balls. His knock was a masterclass in terms of batting on difficult surfaces.
Iyer made 38 runs in 35 balls, continuing his rich vein of form in the UAE.