KKR not only needs to win their last league stage game but also need favourable results from other matches.
Kolkata Knight Riders mentor David Hussey has said his team can perform well in its last match against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday and make it to the playoffs.
Following KKR’s six-wicket defeat to Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Thursday, Hussey said his side could still qualify and shock a few teams there.
“We have put ourselves in this position by losing matches. But we are still breathing, but only just, in the competition. “The next match is against Rajasthan. We are going to rest up and charge our batteries and display some free-flowing cricket and you never know what could happen,” said Hussey.
Hussey said the dew played a big factor after KKR put up an “about par” score of 172.
“The toss did not help. I think with a lot of dew around, (our bowlers) could not quite grip the ball. Can’t take too much credit away from Chennai, they chased a decent total. The spinners bowled well. Our bowling upfront was pretty consistent. Unfortunately, they attacked a few of our bowlers and got away with it.”
Hussey was pleased with the efforts of opener Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik.