Kolkata Knight Riders will face Deccan Chargers’ first time at their home soil devoid of the city’s beloved son Sourav Ganguly whose name had been identified with the side so far and gives the side the local taste. But lacking Ganguly, who was avoiding in the newest IPL4 bidding, it remains to be seen how much supporter support the team, with the main owner and Bollywood Hero Shahrukh Khan as its countenance, creates.
Under new skippers in Kumar Sangakkara and Gambhir, and both Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders had a akin start to the fourth season of the T20 tournament, suffering complementary defeats to MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings and Shane Warne’s Rajasthan Royals in that order.
If KKR gifted the competition from a winning spot to reigning champions CSK, IPL’s second edition winners Deccan Chargers, on the other hand, were outplayed by IPL 1st editions champions Rajasthan Royals.
Leading the side for the first time in their earlier match, the Ex-Delhi Daredevils skipper Gambhir raised rather little eyebrows for his unhelpful plan that saw the opener bat at number 6. They also did not assist the grounds by dropping three catches while three of their batsmen were away stumped and two others were run-outs. However, they wanted nine from eight balls with five wickets remaining but in the humiliation of sorts they throttled by two runs for an extremely common effect to the Knights play.
Frequently in the reports for all the erroneous reasons, Shahrukh’s team, who ended sixth, last and sixth in the first three flavors, looked gritty to come out of the furrow, reining their line-up for a whole repair. Roping in a convinced opener Gambhir and mainly critical Yusuf Pathan for the both top signings this season besides effectively bidding for protease basis Jacques Kallis, Aussie Brett Lee, Knights have all the factor of a winner side.
And, not to talk about World Cup pleasing coach in Dave Whatmore and 1992 World Cup winning bowler & well called “Sultan Of Swing” Wasim Akram as adviser for the bowlers; the Knights though lacked the pleasing practice if their first match was some signal.
To their benefit, it’s now the start of the IPL-4 edition and the KKR will appear to instill the winning tradition as Gautam Gambhir will have the difficult tasks of get the side up from the shade of Ganguly. With brilliant youth in Manoj Tiwary, Manvinder Bisla, & Sarabjit Ladda, who proved radiant signs in their feats against CSK, Gambhir presently needs to acquire his work mutually.
Tiwary clubbed Suraj Randiv for two sixes to reduce the equation to nine off eight but the talented Bengal youngster was stumped in his another desperate effort for a six that turned out to be a crucial breakthrough for Chennai Super Kings.
“This is now the start of the event, I believe we played sensibly fine, and confidently we can find a lot of confidence from this game, but it was essential that we have to won in previous game,” Gambhir said.
“Brett Lee and Shakib Al Hasan’s coming in, it resolve only our bowling assault. We require to attempt and not build the similar mistakes we ended in last game.”