We expect to make one or two changes in our next game: McCullum
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach Brendon McCullum has said after their 38-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) that they’re ready to make some changes in the squad and West indies all-rounder Sunil Narine will be one of them.
“Sunil Narine stood on the rope before our first game which means he has had an injury where he was not 100 per cent fit. He certainly comes into our calculations, he was touch and go for this game against RCB but we opted for Shakib who has been good for us and he gives us an extra bit of batting.
“After three games, the guys have played well, we have not got the results, we probably would need some fresh legs for slightly different wickets in Mumbai,” said McCullum after KKR’s defeat.
“We probably expect to make one or two changes in our next game, but overall I think, we have shown we have a good chance in this tournament if we tidy up,” he added.
He also praised RCB’s Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers for their outstanding batting. Both batsmen got a half-century to secure the win for their team.
“There was some tremendous batting from Maxwell and ABD on the surface which was probably the best we have seen in Chennai, but it was still tricky at times but both these batsmen took the surface out of the equation,” McCullum said.
KKR will face Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday in their next match in Mumbai.