Kevin Pietersen On Kolkata Knight Riders: Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen believes that the constant change in playing XI has been the biggest reason behind the dismal performance of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2022. . Let us inform that the team led by Shreyas Iyer has won only 6 matches in 13 matches so far this season. In such a situation, to keep their hopes of reaching the playoff alive, Kolkata will have to win a big win against the Lucknow Super Giants.
This season Kolkata has used five new opening pair and they will also need a new opening pair in the match against Lucknow after Ajinkya Rahane was ruled out due to injury. Pietersen said on the cricket live show on Star Sports, "The main reason for KKR’s dismal performance has been too many changes, as the players feel that this is their last match, due to which they will have to perform, or else they may get out. I don’t think it is not right to constantly change this format of the game. Confidence in the players increases only by playing continuously in this format."
Peterson added, "Players want to know that they have more chances, they need to feel that you are giving them confidence and I don’t think you give that confidence if you make too many changes."