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IPL 10: Need to start trusting Sunil Narine's batting skills, feels Gautam Gambhir

"This is a beautiful wicket to bat on and we had some quality fast bowlers. Umesh Yadav coming back made it easy for us," said Gambhir after the eight wicket win over Kings XI Punjab here today.

IPL 10: Need to start trusting Sunil Narine's batting skills, feels Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata: The moved to open the batting with Sunil Narine turned out to a masterstroke and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir went on to say that he needs to start trusting the West Indian spinner also with the bat.

"This is a beautiful wicket to bat on and we had some quality fast bowlers. Umesh Yadav coming back made it easy for us," said Gambhir after the eight wicket win over Kings XI Punjab here today.

On Narine, he added: "I need to start trusting Narine with the bat now. He is a quality bowler, and the leader of the attack irrespective of the conditions.

"Narine can hit the ball big, we have a long batting line-up, and so we sent Sunil in at the top. He won't face many balls at No. 9 anyway."

Gambhir ended up making 72 off 49 balls while Narine smashed 37 off 18 balls to set up the big win.

KXIP captain Glenn Maxwell said he was not surprised with Narine batting the way he did.

"I thought we had a chance with 170, the ball was swinging and seaming. We had an extra quick. I was not surprised by Narine opening the batting, he has done it in the Big Bash," said Maxwell.

"They got away from us and that opening partnership basically took the wind out of us. One poor over where we lost three wickets, then we lost our way. We will have to regroup for Delhi," he added.  

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IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets