Post by riverpanthera on Apr 25, 2014 16:05:24 GMT -8
This match will be very interesting. Punjab haven't lost yet thanks to Maxwell who's been in amazing form, scoring around 90 or more in all three games However that could also be a good thing, as maybe it's about time for him to do badly lol.
I think this is a game where our batting definitely will need to step up as our bowlers could be pressured particularly if Punjab's form with the bat continues.
Should have won that. KKR really need to drop Pathan and Gambhir, they're essentially playing with 2 less batters with them in the team. I would even go as far as dropping Kallis for Tendo but that won't happen. And Suryakumar, who is playing with a great strike rate, should be better utilised by batting higher up.
amal He made just 1 and was lucky not to get out on a duck again.
Post by riverpanthera on Apr 26, 2014 14:19:38 GMT -8
Batting fails again. We are far too reliant on Kallis at the top, it seems if he fails, no one else is able to pick it up. I don't think it's a coincidence that the two matches we won are the two he did well in. karan, you really want to get rid of him lol, he's the only one who's done well at opening. TEndo is not an opener as far as i'm aware.
The pitch was not easy to bat on, even RCB got all out 70 in the previous match. So the 130ish score was probably more akin to 150-160 on another pitch. However, we still should have given a better performance batting than we did. Could have at least finished the 20 overs.
Please drop Pathan, I really don't see the team managemetns fascinaiton with this guy. Picking him in the auction itself was the dumbest move of the century but at least now they need to realise something is wrong. Even a newcomer indian player would do better than Pathan.
Gambhir, unfortunately is completely out of form too, though I wouldn't drop him quite yet, simply cause he is the captain and dropping captain always affects mentality of whole team. And also I have some faith in him that he can turn this performance around (I don't share that about Pathan as he's not just failed this year but last 3 years). I think it was wise to play him one down, probably good idea to keep this up for the moment, hopefully Pandey can do a bit better next time. Or get Uthappa to open.
Some positives though- Suryakumar Yadav, this guy has been amazing really, I wonder if he can bat a bit up the order. Though it won't be wise to change his natural position so only if he's done it before. Otherwise let him stay where he's doing well. Narine once again did great and Morkel too, it was a real joy seeing him bowl today. In fact should have got a couple more wickets than he did. Piyush Chawla was brilliant as well. Bowling always seems to do very well for us.