Kolkata Knight Riders were nowhere near the play-offs race when they were struggling to stitch wins in the India leg of the IPL. They had only 2 victories from 7 matches before the season was suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic.
However, the break helped KKR the most as they came out firing, shedding their fear that coach Brendon McCullum conceded they had in the first half of the IPL.
Having won 5 matches out of 7 in the UAE leg, KKR have not only qualified for the play-offs but are looking threatening to go all the way.
They were the champions in 2012 and 2014 but the glory years are in the past. Can Eoin Morgan take them one step closer to the final?