Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer can make something special for KKR – Lara

Shubman Gill is yet to score a half-century in the ongoing UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. With the highest score of 48, the right-handed batter hasn’t converted his starts into big scores.

However, West Indies batting legend Brian Lara feels that KKR’s opener Shubman Gill has been unlucky in the ongoing season and he is just a match away from a big score.

“Shubman Gill is a bit unlucky. If you look at him bat, he is in some form, alright. And I believe he’s just a match away from a big score.

“I think he gets really well with Iyer (Venkatesh) and I believe that both of them can come together and make something special, but replacing Shubman Gill now is not something that KKR wants to do.”

Kolkata Knight Riders will play against Punjab Kings on Friday.

On Punjab Kings chances of winning the game, Lara said: “Yeah, I think so, they have the capability. They are not playing great cricket at the moment. Their batting has always been their strength and that has come up very short.”

“Nicholas Pooran and Chris Gayle got out on a couple of opportunities, even their captain and KL Rahul and they missed Mayank Agarwal. So for me, their batting is the one thing that they depended on in the past.