IPL 13: Not fascinated with playoffs but, taking it one recreation at a time, says de Kock | Cricket Information

ABU DHABI: After registering a complete eight-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians’ wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock mentioned that the facet is just not fascinated with the playoffs and is simply taking it one recreation at a time.
With this win, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians went to the highest of the IPL standings with 12 factors from eight matches.
Mumbai Indians chased down the entire of 149 with eight wickets in hand and 19 balls to spare towards KKR on Friday on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Quinton de Kock top-scored for the Rohit Sharma-led facet as he performed an unbeaten knock of 78 runs.
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“We didn’t plan a lot earlier than this recreation, we all know what are our strengths, it’s a matter of doing what we’ve got been doing, in our crew we’ve got quite a lot of expertise and it’s a matter of simply doing the issues on the sector,” mentioned de Kock in the course of the post-match press convention.
“The preparations for playoffs haven’t began but, it’s about taking one recreation at a time, no matter occurs, we’ve got to maintain it easy and we have to play to our strengths. Whether or not we qualify for the playoffs or not, that’s not in our fingers however taking part in good cricket is one thing we are able to management,” he added.
Batting first, KKR posted a complete of 148/5 within the allotted twenty overs as Pat Cummins and Eoin Morgan performed knocks of 53 and 39 respectively.
At one stage, KKR discovered itself at 61/5, however from there on, Cummins and Morgan retrieved the innings for the facet by stitching collectively an unbeaten stand of 87 runs. For Mumbai Indians, Rahul Chahar returned with the very best bowling figures (2-18).
“I feel the method is that we’ve got backed Rahul Chahar. He backs himself too and that could be a key in a participant. He is aware of his expertise and he is aware of if he has a nasty recreation, he’ll come again stronger and we all know that too. As a participant, we are able to simply again different gamers,” de Kock mentioned.
“We prefer to play easy cricket, we’ve got an incredible bunch of gamers, guys perceive that they don’t assume too far forward. To be trustworthy, we don’t actually speak in regards to the wicket, we prefer to assess issues and fairly be proactive and cope with what we’ve got in entrance of ourselves,” he added.
KKR will subsequent lock horns with SunRisers Hyderabad on October 18 whereas Mumbai Indians will face Kings XI Punjab on the identical day.

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