McCullum admitted that they were not good enough and lacked intent in the lop-sided contest against Royal Challenger Bangalore.
KKR have replaced injured Andre Russell and Shivam Mavi with Tom Banton and Prasidh Krishna. RCB have brought in Mohammed Siraj by dropping Shahbaz Ahmed.
KKR, who are fourth on the table, have a big concern with regards to Andre Russell, who suffered a hamstring problem against SRH.
With the Eoin Morgan-led side finally bringing him in, he blew away Sunrisers Hyderabad with his relentless pace and variations.
Kohli, who remained not out on 33 from 28 balls, said it was only thanks to the genius of de Villiers that his side got to 194 for 2.
The South African raced to his fifty in 23 balls as KKR cruised to 83 runs from the last five overs to prop up the total.
IPL 2020, KKR vs RCB: Kolkata and Bangalore to face off in battle of equals, both teams eye dominance
With the game being played in Sharjah, which has a batting strip and smaller size boundaries, it provides a wonderful opportunity for batsmen to strike form and score big runs.
For instance, Brendon McCullum’s 158 in the opening night or those special Chris Gayle magic
Brendon McCullum said he is generally not a nervous guy before a game, but on that occasion it was different.