Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are currently going through a purple patch in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Meanwhile, former England great Kevin Pietersen has backed them to win the title.

The Purple Army finished the league stage at the top of the table and suffered only three defeats this season so far. They have already beaten Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) twice this season - first in the league stage and then recently in the Qualifier 1.

As per Pietersen, SRH succumbed under pressure as captain Pat Cummins made a few poor decisions which allowed KKR to dominate the tie in Ahmedabad.

“I didn’t like the way SRH threw in the towel the other evening in Ahmedabad, and I think it’s going to put them on the back foot for the start on Sunday. The way they just finished that game off, Pat Cummins gave Travis Head the ball, and Shreyas Iyer just went bang, bang, bang. It’ll give KKR a lot of confidence going into the finals knowing that they have already beaten SRH a couple of days ago,” said Pietersen during a recent interaction.

“So it’s going to be really hard for the Sunrisers to get up, but I think they will because they won the SA20, so they know how to win,” the former England captain added.

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