IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders ready to hit Sunrisers.
The team of confident Kolkata Knight Riders will be in front of the winner Sunrise Hyderabad in the IPL. In a way, the top two teams will face this bowling and Kolkata will want to retaliate for the defeat in the Eliminator last season. After a win and a defeat, former champion KKR defeated Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets with 21 balls remaining at Eden Gardens last night. This was his 11th consecutive victory on his home ground, which started in 2012 with a title win. Captain Gautam Gambhir played the master stroke to start the innings with Sunil Narine yesterday and both scored 76 runs in the Powerplay.
The KKR spinner showed the ball with 37 runs in 18 balls with three sixes and four fours. Regular opener Chris Lynn is out of the team due to the shoulder injury. In the first match against Gujarat Lions, KKR had won by ten wickets in which Lynn and Gambhir shared a record 184 runs in T20 cricket. Mumbai Indians defeated KKR in the last match in the second match, but in the last night’s win, Narayan was one of the best winners of the batting. On the new pitch of the Eden Gardens, India’s star fast bowler Umesh Yadav took four wickets. Yadav’s morale after the injury will increase with this performance. Yadav took the most wickets for India in this session after R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. After giving 11 runs in the first over, he bowled well in the death overs.
Sunrise also has the best fast and spin attack in the form of Bhubaneswar Kumar and Rashid Khan. Rashid has taken 13 wickets in three matches. Paratha Captain Bhuvneshwar has bowled well in the death overs. Fast bowling will also be on Ashish Nehra and Mustafizur Rahman. This fast bowler of Bangladesh scored 19 runs in the first over against Mumbai and later two. Rasheed Khan from Afghanistan has taken six wickets in three matches.