IPL 2012: Chargers look for victory against inconsistent Kolkata

Cuttack: The bottom-placed Deccan Chargers will continue their quest for an elusive victory when they take on an inconsistent Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match here tomorrow.

The Chargers, yet to open their account, would draw inspiration from the fact that they had won both their matches in 2010 here at the Barabati Stadium when the venue played host to two out of seven of their home games.

But having lost all four of their matches so far this season, they will have to get their act together against a side high on confidence after defeating Kings XI Punjab comprehensively in their last match.

Although the Knight Riders have only 50 per cent win ratio till now -- three victories from six matches so far -- the Kolkata outfit certainly starts as favourite tomorrow.

Given the unpredictability factor associated with this format of the game, it would be a folly to rule out any team, but, in the current scenario, the Chargers are in a real spot of bother and it would certainly take a great effort from them to get the better of the Knight Riders.

The only way they can hope to pull it off tomorrow, is by playing out of their skins, and hoping that the luck sides with them.

It would be important for the openers -- skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Shikhar Dhawan -- to lay a solid platform for a competitive total.

The in-form Dhawan and one-down batsman Parthiv Patel did well in the previous match, scoring quickfire 44 and 45, respectively, and the Chargers would once again hope that the top-order sticks to its job.

PTI

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