IPL 2022: Know why KKR was out of playoff race this season? These 5 big reasons came out

IPL 2022: In IPL 2022, the fans of Kolkata Knight Riders had high expectations from the team, but this time also the fans of KKR were disappointed. The performance of the team under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer has been disappointing. The team has been able to win only 6 matches this season. The team has to face defeat in 8 matches. So let’s know, 5 big reasons for KKR’s disappointing performance this time: 

Weakness of KKR’s batsmen on short pitch balls 
KKR’s batsmen have disappointed a lot this season. He was constantly battling for runs. Apart from this, the bowlers have made good use of short pitch balls against him this time. Players like Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana were also struggling continuously. At the same time, KKR’s batsmen have lost 29 wickets against short or short-of-good-length balls of fast bowlers this season, which is the most compared to other teams. 

Flop of opening pair 
KKR team was not able to give chance to any player regularly in this season. There has been some change in the team in almost every match. The team sometimes sent Venkatesh Iyer and Rahane as openers and sometimes Finch and Baba Inderjit were seen as the opening pair. Due to which it also affected the performance of the team. Due to the flop of the opening pair, the team’s middle order came under a lot of pressure and the team struggled throughout the season. 

Wrong selection of player 
This season, the team did not give much chances to a player like Cummins. In the match against Mumbai, he gave the team a seemingly impossible victory. Although he was not getting much success with the ball but he should have given more chances to the team. Apart from this, giving Rinku Singh a chance in a very late time. In this season, Rinku Singh has made his own identity. At the same time, KKR gave him a chance too late in this season. 

Overdependence on Russell  
In cricket it is said that a player can win you a match, but not a tournament. Something similar has happened with KKR this season as well. He was too dependent on Russell in the season. Russell did well in the matches, but he also could not do well, due to which the team has suffered a lot this season. 

Captain-Coach Controversy  
This season, there was a tussle between Shreyas Iyer and coach Brendon McCullum over the selection of players and sometimes over the batting order. Apart from this, Shreyas Iyer had also given a statement during this that CEO is also a part of team selection. After which there was a lot of controversy. However, Shreyas Iyer later clarified his statement. But it was clear from his statement that nothing was going right in the team. 

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