KKR will put up better show this time, says Dav Whatmore

Kolkata Knight Riders will put up a better show in the upcoming Indian Premier League matches, the team’s newly-appointed coach Dav Whatmore said on Saturday.

“Things are getting better and better with the boys. The only thing they need is the coordination between overseas and local players to work well,” he told reporters.

Replying to a question, the Sri Lanka-born Aussie said his main strike bowler Ishant Sharma was doing well for India.

“I have no problem with him,” he said while talking about Sharma’s recent form.

Stressing on the need to have a couple of more back-up wicket keepers besides Wriddiman Saha and Brandon McCullum, he said, “Saha is doing well but getting McCullum immediately is not possible. So we need back-up wicket keepers”.

The coach said that speedster Shane Bond would be available from the third match.

“I expect other overseas players to arrive by the beginning of April,” he added.

Whatmore, on his first assignment for KKR said, said no team can be taken lightly in the Twenty2O format.

“Every team is a potential threat and we need to give our best in all the matches as in this format any team can be victorious,” he stated.

When inquired who is the most important member of the Shah Rukh Khan owned outfit, the Australian said that every member of the team is important.

Meanwhile, the bowling coach of the team Wasim Akram is expected to arrive in the city on Monday.

The KKR, on Saturday, began their practise with seven domestic players and eight more is to join from Monday for full fledged camp at Eden Gardens.

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