Dubai: Rajasthan Royals batsman Robin Uthappa admitted his staff’s failure to regulate to the slowness of the Dubai strip after a few success on Sharjah batting belters was the explanation for his or her 37-run defeat in opposition to KKR within the Indian Premier League.
Defending 175, Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers wreaked havoc in opposition to the in-form Rajasthan Royals batting to have them tottering aat 88/eight inside 15 overs earlier than Tom Curran’s 54 not out diminished their margin of defeat.
“Towards the end, the wicket (pitch) was getting a little tired (slow), so stopping a little bit. So yeah, in hindsight, we definitely felt maybe we would have taken a little bit more time to get adjusted and then taken the attack to the bowlers,” Uthappa stated on the digital post-match information convention.
Jos Buttler began off in a blazing style as Sunil Narine conceded 12 runs in his first over.
In the subsequent over, skipper Steve Smith tried to slog each ball in opposition to his Aussie teammate Pat Cummins and even survived a dropped catch earlier than being dismissed for three. Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and thriller spinner Varun Chakravarthy then claimed two wickets every to derail Royals’ chase.
“We actually play a certain brand of cricket. Today, we continued to play that as a batting line-up,” Uthappa stated.
The Royals’ meek give up got here on the again of their highest event chase of 224 runs in opposition to Kings XI Punjab.
“We chased an enormous rating within the final sport. Obviously, there’s a whole lot of confidence coming in from that sport. Also, we felt that the wicket will play nicely.
“Maybe we could have taken a little bit more time to adjust to the pace of the wicket and then taking the attack to the bowlers,” he stated.
Uthappa stated the wicket had slowed down as a result of the identical strip a few days in the past had hosted the Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians match that the previous gained within the Super Over end.
“It was a used wicket – the game that RCB played against Mumbai Indians, I think it’s the same wicket that we played on, so stopping a bit.”
“I think it’s a good learning experience. So moving forward, I think this learning will hold us in good stead. Our performance will only climb from here on him,” he stated.
Rajasthan Royals will subsequent face Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.