Bangla Hunt Desk: The condition of Kolkata Knight Riders is very bad from the beginning of this IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders have won just two of their seven matches. Kolkata is in the seventh position in the points table. In such a situation, it is safe to say that KKR is not likely to make it to the playoffs. Meanwhile, another bad news came to KKR camp. KKR’s two star all-rounders Andre Russell and Shakib Al Hasan will leave to play in the Pakistan Super League in the middle of the IPL.
The Kolkata Knight Riders will now have to win six of their last seven matches to advance to the play-offs. If not, KKR’s IPL campaign will end with a group league match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, if the Kolkata Knight Riders advance to the playoffs, Kolkata will not get their two main all-rounders Andre Russell and Shakib Al Hasan.
The Pakistan Super League was closed midway for Corona. The rest of the Pakistan Super League matches will be played from June 2 to June 20 as the current situation in Pakistan is normal. The players will have to join their respective teams on May 23 to play in the Pakistan Super League. They will then be able to take to the field after completing the 7-day quarantine episode. And if that happens, KKR will not get Russell and Shakib.