The Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers are expected to come out of the rubble and put a better performance in the 6th match of the IPL series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on April 11, 2011. None of these teams could hold a candle against their opponents in their opening games and today’s 8PM match will be hit for one and miss for another.
KKR’s unexpected loss: It was an unexpected start for the KKR which lost its first match after reaching a win-win point. While all of the six bowlers with the likes of Lakshmipathy Balaji and Rajat Bhatia have exhibited their economy in bowling in the opening match on Friday, KKR has prepared another one, Laxmi Ratan Shukla for destroying the Deccan Chargers’ batting order tonight. But it is really the batting that has become a concern for the KKR. Captain Gambhir must realign the batting side, if he intends to take his team ahead. Jacques Kallis and Manvindar Bisla are expected to retain their position in the batting order but there are chances that Gambhir may accompany Bisla. Moreover, Gambhir must also reconsider the position of the hard hitting Yusuf Pathan. This match will be stressful for KKR.
Jacques Kallis, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Iqbal Abdullah, Pradeep Sangwan,Eoin Morgan, James Pattinson, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Sarabjit Ladda, Brett Lee,Brad Haddin, Manoj Tiwary, Shami Ahmed, Manvinder Bisla, Shakib al Hasan, Gautam Gambir, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreevats Goswami, Rajat Bhatia.
DC’s plight: Deccan Chargers will possibly try a new permutation tonight to bring their best as both DC and its opponents are in the same boat. They are expected to bring a lot of changes in their performance, if they want to play a longer stint in IPL season four. Their uneven bowling performance even by the most promising players and their dull batting, everything is to be blamed for their fall at the hometown. Sangakkara and Sikhar Dhawan failed to hold their bats for a sufficiently long time and the start was not encouraging at all. Prajyan Ojha and Amit Mitra, the spinner duo and Dale Steyn, the pacer, are to be considered the positive force for DC.
SHIKHAR DHAWAN, D RAVI TEJA, ISHANK JAGGI, BHARAT CHIPLI, CHRIS LYNN, MICHAEL LUMB, SUNNY SOHAL, ISHANT SHARMA, PRAGYAN OJHA, AMIT MISHRA, MANPREET GONY, DALE STEYN, JUAN THERON, HARMEET SINGH, AKASH BHANDARI, ANAND RAJAN, ANKIT SHARMA, KEVIN PIETERSEN,CAMERON WHITE, AASHISH REDDY, DANIEL CHRISTIAN,J P DUMINY, KUMAR SANGAKKARA, KEDAR DEVDHAR
Prediction: Today’s match holds a greater importance for the KKR as the match will be played out at the heart of Kolkata. What sets the Kolkata cricket fans more enthusiastic is the presence of the local lad, Shukla. Since KKR’s performance against Chennai was not that frustrating in terms of performance, they stand the chance of emerging victorious tonight.
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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers DLF IPL IV 2011 on April 11 @ Eden Gardens, Kolkata