Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile is doubtful for their last Indian Premier League (IPL) tie against Mumbai Indians (MI) on Saturday. Coulter-Nile was not seen at practice on Friday. When asked about his update, bowling coach L. Balaji said: “It is up to the medical staff to decide so I will reserve my comment on that. Injury wise we are all safe.”
Coulter-Nile, who was injured during KKR’s home game against Rising Pune Supergiant, has so far played six matches and has taken 11 wickets. Meanwhile, KKR vice-captain Suryakumar Yadav picked up a knock while training.
Suryakumar, who is enduring a lean patch, was injured off a Trent Boult rising delivery and was seen sitting beside the nets for some time before leaving the field. Suryakumar has played eight times in this edition scoring just 74 runs.
KKR started their journey superbly in their tournament and topped the table earlier. And now, they have just one game left to play and almost qualified for the play-offs. Out of 13 games played, they have won 8 games and lost 5. They have 16 points in their account and the net run rate is +0.729.
If they want to enter the qualifiers safely, then they need to win their only game against Mumbai Indians. The game will be played against Mumbai Indians and will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
No at this moment, the team management has to figure out their replacements in such a way that the team composition helps the team to clinch victory in the last game.
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