West Indian cricketer Sunil Narine has been a real headache for the opposition batsmen, in the shortest format of the game. In the slam-bang version, where batsmen look to score swiftly, Narine, most of the times, manages to let them dance to his tunes.
Depleted by the absence of some high-profile cricketers, IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match of Oppo Champions League T20 here on Wednesday.
Pushed to the bottom half of the table after yet another away defeat, Kolkata Knight Riders would look to bounce back in the tournament when they take on a resurgent Chennai Super Kings in a top-draw Pepsi IPL fixture here tomorrow.
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said that Sunil Narine is a difficult customer to read and added that he is well aware of the threat the mystery spinner could pose when they meet Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League final on Sunday.
Rating Gautam Gambhir ahead of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as far as captaincy is concerned, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Saturday put his money on Kolkata Knight Riders to win the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League.