Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss said on Wednesday that his star West Indian import Sunil Narine, who has been reported for illegal bowling action, will work his way through the tough times as he is a strong character.
Riding high on a splendid preliminary campaign, Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman Robin Uthappa said his team would look to focus on its strengths in the semifinal against Hobart Hurricanes in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20.
West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine was reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League T20 match between KKR and Dolphins, here on Monday in what turned out to be another ICC crackdown on chucking.
Their place in the semifinal already assured ahead of today's encounter, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said there was no place for complacency in their inconsequential final Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 against Dolphins here.
Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders winning run intact with a convincing 36-run victory over Dolphins in an inconsequential Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here on Monday.
On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Oppo Champions League here on Sunday.
Making his presence felt with a three-wicket haul in Kolkata Knight Riders' victory against Perth Scorchers, young left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav is not only enjoying being part of a star-studded unit but said that the Gautam Gambhir-led side is like family.
Kolkata Knight Riders may have won 12 games in a row, but skipper Gautam Gambhir would like his boys to remain focussed on doing well in every match without thinking too much about the end result in the Oppo Champions League T20.
Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Wasim Akram on Tuesday said that captain Gautam Gambhir's leadership and the team bonding is responsible for its success in the IPL and the ongoing Oppo Champions League T20.
Observing that the ongoing Oppo Champions League T20 tournament would be a great learning experience for the Perth Scorchers, senior player Brad Hogg on Tuesday said his team is hoping to put its best foot forward and pull off some upsets in the event.
Having won 11 matches on a trot, the Kolkata Knight Riders will be aiming to keep their juggernaut rolling as they meet Perth Scorchers in their third group league match of the Oppo Champions League T20 here on Wednesday.
Kolkata Knight Riders' Dutch import Ryan ten Doeschate has lauded skipper Gautam Gambhir for his poise and he believes that the IPL champions have a realistic chance of making the semi-finals of the ongoing Oppo Champions League Twenty20.
While the world's most established batsmen are struggling to score runs against KKR's maverick spinner Sunil Narine, the Gautam Gambhir-led side have further strengthened their spin attack with the inclusion of chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav.
Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders take on Mohammad Hafeez-led Lahore Lions in the 7th match of the Champions League Twenty20 being played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.
After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match of the Oppo Champions League T20 here tomorrow.
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.
The most successful team in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings, has been struggling with their bowling, as their bowlers are finding it difficult to stop the run-flow at crucial junctures.
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Ryan ten Doeschate heaped praise on teammate Andre Russell for taking the game away from Chennai Super Kings with a scintillating knock and open their campaign in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 on a winning note.