Australia pace sensation Pat Cummins has excused the Kolkata Knight Riders from playing remainder of the Indian Premier League 2021 in the UAE.
The player reportedly decided on the matter considering a hectic schedule that the Cricket Australia has for the team. He picked up nine wickets for KKR in this year’s campaign and how can anyone forget his fiery fifty against Chennai Super Kings that almost took the Riders home?
Losing out on Cummins will be a big blow to Eoin Morgan’s men who are already struggling. The side has won only one of their seven games, sitting at the seventh sport on the verge elimination.
Cummins was the sole express fast bowler in the KKR’s pace cartel. With their pace spearhead gone, the Riders will have to make a few bold decisions before their season goes from bad to worse.
The best option is to make the most of what KKR have at their disposal. Instead of bringing a new player into the squad, the Riders’ management should try out New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson. The Kiwis star has the ability to surprise the batsmen with his vicious yorkers, and bouncers.
He has been on the bench for a while, and will be roaring to spring into action for the KKR.