Kolkata Knight Riders opening batsman Chris Lynn, who scored 84 runs match against Kings XI Punjab, feels that his team side need to perform well match against Mumbai Indians.
Talking about his team performances, “Ya obviously disappointed that you don’t get the points at the end of the game. I think we can take a few positives out of this game. We followed what we needed to work on.”
“We didn’t do that tonight. If we lose the next one, we can possibly find ourselves out of the next one. There is going to be some rest and then back on the ground and one big performance against Mumbai.”
Talking about defending Gautam Gambhir (8) and Robin Uthappa (0), he said “Look Robin and Gautam have been very good so far this season. In the T20 format, not everyone is going to score runs every time.”
“It wasn’t big tonight but you cannot lose your form with one game. It’s one game and we got new combinations as well. We still got a lot of positives in today’s game and we hope it’s going to work out throughout the week and we’ll be fine.”
Lynn said about the opponents Kings XI, “If you look back on, it was the right thing. We could have found ourselves in a more comfortable position if we could distract them more. To their credit, the Kings XI boys bowled really well.”
“You got to give KXIP credit. We weren’t good enough tonight. But the first six overs we played to our strength. We were in control of the match after the powerplay. We collected a lot many runs in the powerplay.”
“But the dot balls between the sixth and the 11th over dented our run-rate. We could not capitalise in that period and lost our way, we lost two quick wickets and momentum is huge in cricket, as we all know.”