Kolkata Knight Riders will have the psychological edge over Sunrisers Hyderabad but the defending champions will be wary of the visiting side's resurgence when they clash in an IPL cricket match at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
Talented Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh kept his cool under pressure as his breathtaking 18-ball-45 enabled Royal Challengers Bangalore pip Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in a nerve-wracking Indian Premier League encounter, here on Saturday.
Hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore will face third placed Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 33 of the tournament. RCB have won just three games from seven matches and will need to get a home win in order to break into the top four.
Sunil Narine might be out with a suspected bowling action but Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa feels the beleaguered mystery spinner would come back stronger to form a lethal combination with Brad Hogg in the coming IPL cricket matches.
Pumped up after a thrilling win over the smooth-sailing Chennai Super Kings, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL cricket match here on Saturday.
After losing by two runs in the first leg two days ago, Kolkata Knight Riders were determined to bring out their best game and avenge the loss, opener Robin Uthappa said after scripting a seven-wicket win in the return leg fixture of the IPL T20 cricket tournament here.
Having extracted sweet revenge against the Chennai Super Kings at home - only two days after going down to the three time winners in an away match - Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said he was confident of chasing down the visitors` formidable total considering the firepower in his batting arsenal.
In a noble gesture, Kolkata Knight Riders named deceased Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri as their 16th man while his family was given a cheque of Rs 20 lakh at a ceremony ahead of their IPL T20 cricket match against Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens here today.
Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Australian spinner Brad Hogg on Wednesday said he enjoys bowling against Indian batsmen who test the mettle of spinners owing to their traditionally superior technique against tweakers.
A brilliant last over by Dwayne Bravo helped Chennai Super Kings pull off a sensational two-run win over Kolkata Knight riders in their IPL match, and the all-rounder said he likes pressure situations as it brings the best out of him.
Reeling under an agonising two-run defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders would look to quickly redeem themselves when they face the same opponents in the return leg Indian Premier League cricket match here on Thursday.
Adjudged man-of-the-match for his brilliant bowling performance, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Dwayne Bravo said he wanted to make it count with the ball after he got out cheaply against the Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here on Tuesday.
Praising the fielding efforts of his side Chennai Super Kings, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said they were "outstanding" on the field in the thriling two-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday.
Going down to Chennai Super Kings in a thriller, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said his batsmen messed up the game by playing too many dot balls and failing to rotate the strike.
Two-time winners Chennai Super Kings pulled off a sensational last-ball two-run victory over defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders with some brilliant bowling and fielding effort which saw them defend a low score in their thrilling IPL match, here on Tuesday.