IPL Kolkata Knight Riders
May 2, 2014 The first match of the India leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 has been delayed due to rain. Chennai Super Kings are taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi. Interestingly, it is a home game for the Chennai Super Kings, although it was the home venue for the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2013. Click here for the live scorecard of the IPL 2014 game between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders The rain started coming down after the toss was done. MS Dhoni had won the toss and chose to bat first. Traditionally, the pitch at Ranchi has helped spinners and both sides would bank on those players to deliver the punch for them in this game.
Currently, Chennai are second on the points table with four wins out of five games in the UAE leg. On the other hand, Kolkata are placed fourth and that is because of the net run rates. There are three other teams with two wins, but Kolkata have a superior net run rate and that places them on the fourth spot.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 moves back to India with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Ranchi. This is Kolkata’s home but, only technically. But, if you ask the fans, they would be rooting for the other side for their most famous citizen is leading the Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni would be the biggest talk of the town when this game gets underway and when compared to Kolkata, Chennai do have more experience here as they played a few games of the Champions League T20 2013.
Date : 2 May
Time: 20:00 IST | 14:30 GMT
With the matches coming back to India, it remains to be seen how much it affects the teams. At least for now, one would expect them to line-up their best performers and avoid making too many changes. Also, spin should be a bigger factor here in India.
Chennai have a settled unit after they bounced back following the defeat in the first game. In Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum, they have an attacking opening pair that can tear any opposition apart. Also, there is the strong middle in Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja in the mix. Smith in particular is in good form and has helped set-up games for Chennai.
In these conditions, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja may be able to do a much better job as wickets would be slower and they would feel more at home. And, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ishwar Pandey and Mohit Sharma would continue to hone the pace bowling duties.
Kolkata have questions over their batting, which has big names, but hasn’t clicked. Gautam Gambhir finally got a few runs and needs to convert them into big knocks. At the same time, they need Robin Uthappa to click. Suryakumar Yadav has been a revelation this year and could be persisted with on a higher batting slot. Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey started the tournament well but haven’t maintained their form.
Mumbai Indians would take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 1st IPL match of the Indian Premier League tournament. The match will be hosted at Abu Dhabi. Schedule time for IPL match is 18:30 Local Time (14:30 GMT). The match of KKR vs MI is schedule to be played in the month of April 2014. The schedule match between MI vs KKR would be Day/Night and will be played under flood light condition at Abu Dhabi.
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Match scheduled to begin at 18:30 local time (14:30 GMT)
Mumbai Indians T20 Squad
Rohit Sharma (c), Aaditya Tare (wk), Michael Hussey, Sushant Marathe, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Ben Dunk, Josh Hazlewood, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Shreyas Gopal, Jalaj Saxena, CM Gautam, Krishmar Santokie, Marchant de Lange, Jasprit Bumrah, Apoorv Wankhede, Pawan Suyal.
Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Squad
Gautam Gambhir (c), Jacques Kallis, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Manvinder Bisla (wk), Ryan ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Debabrata Das, Piyush Chawla, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Sayan Mondal, R Vinay Kumar, Andre Russell, Veer Pratap Singh.
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Chennai Super Kings Team
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, B Aparajith, Mithun Manhas, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More, John Hastings.
Delhi Daredevils Team
M Vijay, Kevin Pietersen, Dinesh Karthik, JP Duminy, Manoj Tiwary, Quinton de Kock, Mohammed Shami, Rahul Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ross Taylor, Milind Kumar, Wayne Parnell, HS Sharath, Jayant Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, James Neesham, Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Shukla, Siddharth Kaul.
Kings XI Punjab Team
David Miller, Manan Vohra, Virender Sehwag, Mitchell Johnson, George Bailey, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhaman Saha, Thisara Perera, Glenn Maxwell, Rishi Dhawan, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Akshar Patel, Beuran Hendricks, Karanveer Singh, Murali Kartik, Shivam Sharma, Shardul Thakur, L Balaji, Parvinder Awana, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Mandeep Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team
Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Morne Morkel, Piyush Chawla, Manish Pandey, Veer Pratap Singh, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, SS Mandal, Pat Cummins, Debabrata Das, Suryakumar Yadav, Manvinder Bisla, Ryan ten Doeschate, Kuldeep Yadav.
Mumbai Indians Team
Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Michael Hussey, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Corey Anderson, Josh Hazlewood, CM Gautam, Aditya Tare, Apoorv Wankhade, Marchant de Lange, Krishmar Santokie, Ben Dunk, Pawan Suyal, Sushant Marathe, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Jalaj Saxena.
Rajasthan Royals Team
Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, James Faulkner, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Brad Hodge, Steven Smith, Abhishek Nayar, Ben Cutting, Kane Richardson, Tim Southee, Unmukt Chand, Ankush Bains, Vikramjeet Malik, Rahul Tewatia, Ankit Sharma, Amit Mishra, Deepak Hooda, Rajat Bhatia, Kevon Cooper, Iqbal Abdulla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pravin Tambe, Karun Nair, Dishant Yagnik.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team
Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, Parthiv Patel, Albie Morkel, Mitchell Starc, Ashok Dinda, Ravi Rampaul, Muttiah Muralitharan, Nic Maddinson, Varun Aaron, Vijay, Sachin Rana, Yogesh Takawale, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shadab Jakati, Sandeep Warrier, Harshal Patel, Tanmay Mishra.
SunRisers Hyderabad Team
Shikhar Dhawan, Dale Steyn, David Warner, Darren Sammy, Amit Mishra, Aaron Finch, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Brendan Taylor, Moises Henriques, Venugopala Rao, Jason Holder, S Aniruddha, Manprit Juneja, KL Rahul, Amit Paunikar, Naman Ojha, Ricky Bhui, Ashish Reddy, Chama Milind, Parveez Rasool, Prashanth Parameshwaran, Karn Sharma.
Bangalore, May 21: “Cricket is a man’s game and not played by the boys. It’s played the hard way and with the hard ball and these things happen in the heat of the moment,” Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir said after an ugly on-field spat with Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli. But unfortunately for Gambhir and his team, “the hard way” did not take them to the playoffs in IPL 2013.
From defending champions to 7th this year, KKR’s downward journey was not the best gift for their loyal fans. Gambhir might have emphasises on playing “the hard way” but that is not the only route to the top. If that was the case, KKR should have been in the playoffs.
In IPL 6, captain Gambhir will be best remembered for his spat with Kohli and also his shocking sledging of Rahul Dravid. Other than these two ugly incidents, people will not talk much about Gambhir and KKR.
Based on last year’s title win, Kolkata got the right to host the final in 2013. But the Eden Gardens will have to find another team to cheer in the final on May 26.
3 reasons for KKR’s failure to seal playoff spot
Misfiring Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan has the ability to smash the cricket ball long and destroy attacks. But his talent did not translate into runs in IPL 6. He found his touch towards the end but it was too late. And added to that, he became the first batsman in IPL history to be given out for obstructing the field – kicking the ball deliberately!
Hyderabad, May 20: Sunrisers Hyderabad chief coach Tom Moody has said reaching play-offs of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was rewarding and satisfying for the team.
“Lot of people at the beginning of the tournament gave us no hope whatsoever. So it is very rewarding and satisfying that we managed to work well as a team and jell well as a team and surprised few people,” the Australian said after Sunrisers beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets here Sunday night to storm into play-offs.
Moody believes the challenge ahead for the team was exciting. “This is only one step. We had set the goal to qualify. We have reached that and achieved that. Now we need to gather ourselves and plan and prepare appropriately. We got a few days to do that,” he said.
Sunrisers, who finished fourth on the table with 20 points, will clash with third placed Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator to be played in Delhi, May 22.
“I don’t think play-offs will bring more pressure than today’s. Today was final for us. If we hadn`t win today we would not have been going to Delhi. Our next game is no different from any other game we played this tournament. As far as I am concerned every game is important to us. Play-offs in Delhi is no different from that. So our whole process and preparation will be no different,” said Moody.