100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Get all your news in one place
Latest Sport news:
Mikel Arteta lays into Arsenal flops with Newcastle ‘100 times better in every department’ in damaging defeat
Mikel Arteta hammered his Arsenal players as their Champions League hopes went up in smoke at St. James’ Park, claiming…
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
Arsenal shoot themselves in the foot and pass up Champions League qualification with catastrophic defeat
It was already true that the most seismic event of this Premier League season had centred on St. James’ Park…
Monfils Withdraws from French Open with Heel Injury
Gael Monfils withdrew from the French Open on Monday because of an injury to his right heel that will require…
Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1 agg): Late Jordan Rhodes goal sends Terriers to Championship play-off final
Jordan Rhodes put Huddersfield in the Championship play-off final with the winning goal in Monday night’s tense second leg with…
Jake Daniels becomes first UK male footballer to come out as gay since 1990
The Blackpool forward Jake Daniels has described his ‘massive relief’ at coming out, becoming the first active UK male footballer…
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
Arsenal player ratings vs Newcastle: Arteta makes Smith Rowe error with Elneny and Xhaka swamped
Arsenal’s top-four hopes all-but unravelled as they were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle at St. James’ Park.
Liverpool XI vs Southampton: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest for Premier League game
Liverpool will face Southampton without Mohamed Salah or Virgil van Dijk.

IPL 2022: Our mindset was outstanding, says Shreyas Iyer after KKR beat Sunrisers Hyderabad

By PTI

MUMBAI: Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) skipper Shreyas Iyer was all praise for his team's "outstanding mindset" during its 54-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad as the players had nothing to lose at this stage of the tournament.

KKR remained in playoff contention, albeit with a slim chance but what Iyer liked was that his team was able to bring their 'A' game to the fore.

"The mindset we came up in this game, it was outstanding. All the boys did the right things, played fearless cricket. Everything panned out really well," Iyer said after the match.

"We have nothing to lose now. We haven't played our A-game yet, that's what I spoke today before the game," Iyer said.

On the gameplan front, Iyer said that at the back-end, they wanted Andre Rusell (49 no and 3/22) to take as much strike as possible.

"We were going over-by-over. The plan was to give Russell the strike as much as possible. We knew Washi (Washington Sundar) had one over left, that was the over we were going to target. It worked out pretty well, hope it works out well in the final game as well," the skipper said.

"It was an over-par total. Sunil (Narine) and Varun (Chakravarthy) stepped-up, they bowled smart and got crucial wickets. We never allowed them to get under our skins, kudos to that."

Skipper 'clarifies' KKR CEO's 'comment'

It was a day of back-tracking and after CSK batter Ambati Rayudu went back on his IPL retirement plans, it was time for KKR captain to predictably take back his words after inadvertently spelling out that CEO Venky Mysore is involved in team selection.

Questions were raised after KKR played 13 different combinations in 13 games so far, some forced due to injuries but a few just for the heck of it.

It was known that KKR management have had a word with Iyer and told him to clarify as his comments reflected poorly on the all-powerful Mysore.

"When I took the CEO's name, I wanted to say that he's there to console the players who've been sitting out. It's tough for us as well while picking teams," Iyer said.

We lacked momentum, says Williamson

This year's IPL has been a lesson for him, admitted skipper Kane Williamson as he was at pains to explain how SRH have now managed to lose five games on the trot and are almost out of play-off contentions.

"The game teaches us lessons and I am learning it right now," Williamson said on his own wretched form.

"We have been struggling with creating momentum in the last few games. Sundar stepped up in the last over. Using our resources a little early didn't work for us today.

"We wanted to get off to a good start. There were glimpses and signs but wasn't to be. The run rate got up and we were not able to pull it back."

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.