Pietersen blamed the constant chopping and changing in the playing eleven.
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen reckons Kolkata Knight Riders are too good a team to be languishing at the bottom half of the points table in the IPL 2022.
The Shreyas Iyer-led side started the 15th edition of IPL with promise but its form tapered down as the tournament progressed.
The runner-ups of the previous season haven’t been able to live up to the expectations as they lost five games on the trot midway through the season.
While analysing KKR’s slide and flip-flop show in the IPL 2022, Pietersen blamed the constant chopping and changing in the playing eleven.
Speaking on ‘Cricket Live’ on Star Sports, Pietersen said: “Too much of chopping and changing has been a reason for KKR’s dismal show because the players think it’s their last game and they’ve got to perform or they might be out. I don’t think this is the right way to go in this format of the game.””This format is about building the players up, giving them the confidence and helping them feel like the team they’re involved in, the brand they are associated with, and the band they’re playing for are committed. The players want to feel like they have the commitment, they need to feel like they can give that commitment and I don’t think you give that commitment if there is too much chopping and changing,” he added.
Lucknow Super Giants have been a team to beat this season but the KL Rahul-led side has still not booked the playoffs berth after suffering two consecutive defeats.