Mumbai, April 10: Sunil Narine, out spinner from Kolkata Knight Riders, said pacemaker Umesh Yadav has been doing “a very good job” at IPL 2022 adding that the early wickets taken by the pacers help take the pressure off the spinners.
Yadav has been very impressive for Kolkata at IPL 2022 with the new ball, picking nine wickets with an average of 9.33 and an economic rate of 5.25, propelling him to be the current purple cap holder in the tournament.
“The way our fast bowlers are bowling, especially Umi (Umesh Yadav), he’s doing a really good job. Once you get into the attack when the wickets are down, it makes it easier for us, the spinners, get in the game,” Narine said. in the pre-match chat with Star Sports broadcasters.
Kolkata are currently sitting at the top of the table and take on Delhi Capitals at Brabourne Stadium on Sunday. Narine, who picked two wickets in four matches, believes Kolkata’s focus will be on keeping things simple and getting the job done against the Rishabh Pant-led side.
“Any team that sits at the top of the table is in a good mood. But I think we’re generally in a good mood in camp whether we win or lose, that says a lot about our team.”
“First, the main thing for us is to keep it simple and just get on with what we’re doing. Just focus on the job at hand. Don’t think too much and focus on what you have to do.”