Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings 14 April Match Report-2019

Suresh Raina scored a match winning half century, as Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday.

Kolkata included Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Harry Gurney in place of Carlos Braithwate, Joe Denly and Lockie Furguson, while Chennai went in with an unchanged line up. Continue reading “Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings 14 April Match Report-2019”

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals 12 April Match Report-2019

Shikhar Dhawan came back to form by scoring an unbeaten 97, as Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday. Continue reading “Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals 12 April Match Report-2019”

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Report- 9 April 2019

Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten 43, as Chennai Super Kings defeated cruised to a seven wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders at M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Tuesday.

Both teams went in with an unchanged line up.

Chennai Super Kings Starting Line up vs Kolkata Knight Riders

After being put into bat by Chennai, Kolkata Knight Riders lost wickets of Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Nitish Rana with the score on 9.

Robin Uthappa looked good in his short stay, before perishing to a pull which landed in the safe hands of Kedar Jadhav at deep square leg off Deepak Chahar.

The visitors lost skipper Dinesh Karthik and youngster Shubman Gill, as KKR slumped at 47/6.

Andre Russell bailed KKR out of trouble to some extent by scoring a valuable fifty. His knock comprised of five fours and three sixes, as KKR finished at 108 for 9 in their allotted 20 overs.

Chahar was Super Kings best bowler as he claimed 3/20 in 4 overs, while Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir bagged 2 wickets each.

Chasing a target of 109, Shane Watson got off to a brisk start, by hitting two fours and one six, before being dismissed by Sunil Narine.

Suresh Raina failed cash in on the opportunity to make a big score as he fell to brilliant catch brilliant catch by Piyush Chawla for 14 runs.

Du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu batted cautiously as the duo added 46 runs for the third wicket, before the latter was caught by Nitish Rana off the 30 year old Chawla.

The 34 year old Proteas captain along with Kedar Jadhav added an unbeaten 30 run stand for the 4th wicket, as Chennai Super Kings reached the target of 109 runs comfortably with 16 balls to spare.

With this win, Chennai jumped to the top position in the IPL 2019, while Kolkata suffered their second loss.

Sunil Narine was Kolkata Knight Riders best bowler as he ended up with 2/24, while Piyush Chawla claimed a solitary wicket.

Deepak Chahar was declared the Man of the match for his brilliant spell.

Deepak Chahar

The 24th Match of the Indian Premier League will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium Mumbai on 10 April Wednesday.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Report- 5 April 2019

Andre Russell pulled one out of the hat for the second time in this tournament as his late onslaught condemned Royal Challengers Bangalore to their fifth straight defeat in IPL 2019.

Few would’ve expected the Windies all-rounder to produce a repeat of his heroics against SRH earlier in the tournament, but that’s exactly what he did, slamming 48 from 13 balls to earn KKR an unlikely lookng victory.

Tim Southee made his first appearance for RCB this year, coming in for the out of form Shimron Hetmyer, while Umesh Yadav was axed for Pawan Negi. Kolkata made only one change, with Sunil Narine returning from injury in place of Nikhil Naik.

RCB starting lineup vs KKR 2019

After being sent into bat by KKR, the RCB opening pair of Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli gave their side a solid start at the Chinnaswamy. The duo added 64 runs for the first wicket before Nitish Rana had Parthiv LBW for 25. Rana could’ve also had Kohli caught in the very same over, but Narine put down a sitter at mid wicket, and that drop was to prove very costly for KKR. Continue reading “Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Report- 5 April 2019”

Tenth Game of IPL 2019- Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Report 30 March 2019-

Kagiso Rabada defended 11 runs and bagged a wicket in the first Super Over of the Indian Premier League 2019 as Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by three runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. Continue reading “Tenth Game of IPL 2019- Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Report 30 March 2019-“

Sixth Game of IPL 2019- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Match Report 27 March 2019

Andre Russell shinned with both bat and ball, as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab by 28 runs at Eden Gardens,on Wednesday. Continue reading “Sixth Game of IPL 2019- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Match Report 27 March 2019”

Second Game of IPL 2019- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Report 24 March 2019

Andre Russell scored a sparkling 49, as Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a thrilling six wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Continue reading “Second Game of IPL 2019- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Report 24 March 2019”

List of Players bought at IPL Auction-2019

Here are the list of KKR players bought during the IPL Auction 2019 at Jaipur.

Despite having hard hitting Andre Russell in the squad, KKR roped in yet another all rounder in the form of West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite who was bought for a whopping Rs 5 crore.

They also added New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson who was bought for Rs. 1.6 crore.

Maharashtra wicket keeper batsman Nikhil Naik and domestic cricketer Prithviraj Yaara were bought for 20 lakhs.

During the last round of the auction, Joe Denly was purchased at his base price of Rs. 1 crore

Another clever foreign buy was that of South African pacer Anrich Nortje (Rs 20 lakh), who really lit up the opening season of the Mzansi Super League for the Cape Town Blitz before his injury midway through the tournament. Continue reading “List of Players bought at IPL Auction-2019”

List of Players Retained and Released in IPL 2019

Here are the list of players who have been retained and released for the forthcoming IPL 2019 Continue reading “List of Players Retained and Released in IPL 2019”