Damn it. This is the big problem with shelling out big money for Starc. When he is fully fit, he is the very best in the game today. But more often than not, he just isn't fit enough. Bah, what a horrible start for us. Now we have to play Johnson every game (thank God they picked him as backup), and he is just not quite the same as Starc in Indian conditions.
Adding insult to injury, 2 weeks back Sunil Narine was reported of invalid bowling action once again in Pakistan T20 league. If he gets a second warning, he will have to play for KKR as a pure batsman.
What an absolutely horrendous last over from Vinay Kumar. So far anyway, he can still make it up. But his place in the team makes zero sense at this point. If you are going to leak runs at the top, then at the death and can't bat..... not really sure what you are in the team for. Might as well try another youngster instead. Couldn't be worse.
Last Edit: Apr 10, 2018 10:23:49 GMT -8 by gangsta
It is beyond my understanding how vinay kumar still have a buyer and insterestingly he makes into playing eleven and top of that he treated as a strike bawler. Kkr lose 2 easy point. Today team was playing without genuine fast bawler.
^ I don't mind not playing Mitch, given the conditions in Chennai especially. But Vinay Kumar is definitely beyond belief at this point. You cannot afford to carry someone like him every game. Games like these is when Karthik's inexperience as captain will come to play. We have been so spoiled with Gambhir that to see this team on the field look like 11 people that all play for a different team is something very strange. You see when the fielder caught Bravo and was rejoicing having no idea that it was a free hit? Wouldn't have happened under Gautam.
I was cringing when KKR bought Vinay Kumar ... and twice in two games he proved why. He is the epitome of mediocrity in cricket.
Cannot bowl in powerplay, cannot bowl in death overs and can barely bat. Is an average fielder. What is he in the team for then ? Bowling a no-ball getting smashed for s 6 when defending 17 in the last over is horrific. I hope we discard him for the next game
Absolutely pathetic strategy from kkr. Narine's wicket would not have matter because he was not going to contribute in down the order Infact it would be bonus if he scored QuickFile 10 ball 25 or 20 ball 45 on opening slot but now kkr is on backfoot after uthappas wicket. Hope team reach 175 at least
Good performance this though. The top order is leaving a LOT to be desired. Especially Chris Lynn. Andre Russell is NOT going to bail us out every single game. Lynn, for all the starts he has had, needs to go really really big in at least one of the upcoming games. A hundred at the top is what will make his price tag worth it.
Good win still not satisfied reason is our bawler. Kkr was just lucky that rishabh Pant and maxwell got out on bad ball which should have been sent out of the park. Batting has improved a lot. This was 2nd 200 in last 4 game and 4 in last 11 years while batting first. Reason is obvious first 3 season ganguly and next 6 season Gambhir.
Guys what is your take on Mavi. He was really impressive yeasterday.
A magnificent win today against RR. And what an absolute masterclass in T20 middle-overs batting from Dinesh Karthik. Top of the table now, albeit with one extra game than the rest of the league. Still, I will take it. So good to see Karthik perform well today, you need your skipper to do well at all times, really helps a team.
This KKR unit seems to be the best of all seasons so far, consistently scoring high totals with hitters right from openers till no 8 and no more dependent on single performances Inexperienced captaincy might have costed us 3 losses but I'm not disappointed at all since we fought really well in all matches so far.
They lost because of their batting in the last game. Those last 5 overs really cost us. They have to figure out a better role for Shubman Gill to be honest. I reckon he should swap places with Rana for at least 2 games, just to see how it goes. He seems a touch player, not a power player to come in the last 5 and belt the ball. Rana has show he can do that, so it would make sense to do that.