Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re!




Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), a team so popular; was so much into promotion of its team and collecting revenues, it looked as if they have forgotten cricket! However after this year’s auction the team looks fresh to start a wonderful season of IPL under the command of Gautam Gambhir. At $2.4 million, it is the highest bid placed on any player this IPL season. This expensive price tag will command him to prove worthy of it; being a captain as well as a player individually. One can be sure that he does not lack the experience of captaincy as in the previous version of IPL he was the captain of Delhi Daredevils.

The 2011 IPL season has a good number of classy all-rounders all whom are in good forms. The team comprises of Shakib Al Hasan, Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Utkrisht Raithwal, Eoin Morgan, Brad Haddin, Jaidev Unadkat, ,Ryan ten Doeschate, James Pattinson, L Balaji, Iqbal Abdulla, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manvinder Bisla, Shreevats Goswami, Rajat Bhatia, Mohammad Shami Ahmed, Pradeep Sangwan, Brett Lee and Sarbajit Ladda.

Kallis’s best attribute is that he is highly game  adaptable, Pathan is a dynamite waiting to combust and Morgan is the definitive finisher, Doeschate’s  innings against England in the World Cup ensured ample respect for himself.

Unfortunately for L. Balaji, a neophyte in the Kolkata team, it might be a difficult experience to bowl against his erstwhile home team. Brad Haddin and Brett Lee, and Shakib are all busy with the one-day series beginning on Saturday. So this means that they will miss their services and Doeschate, Kallis, Morgan, James Pattinson probably will play the opening match against IPL 3 winners Chennai Super Kings.

The biggest challenge for Knight Riders , will be performing and wining the matches at Eden Gardens .The local spectators who are already irate by Ganguly not being included in the team, might be not quite supportive and encouraging. The Knight Riders have an odd tendency to perform better on home ground Eden Garden than other places. They have won six of their seven matches in home comfort last season

KKR has a good batting lineup with Kallis, Pathan, Manoj Tiwary and Laxmi Ratan Shukla, and captain Gambhir. It also has a well balanced bowling group comprising of Balaji, Pathan, Iqbal, Pradeep Sangwan, and Jaidev Unadkat along with big shots Kallis, Morgan and Pattinson.

Having lost their first match against Chennai Super Kings with a meager 2 runs, things look good for KKR than the previous season!

Tags: , , , , , ,

Monica Mishra

Author:

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.” – Jesse Jackson.
Hello friends, I am Monica Mishra currently in my 3rd year B.Tech. in the field of Electronics and Telecommunication and I believe the above quote by Jackson to its every single word! Writing has been a hobby of mine since childhood while cricket has been a passion ever since I started understanding it! Motor racing interests me and am always enthralled by Football. Basketball is what I play and Tennis is what I like to watch. Hockey is a game I respect and Chess is a game I am 50% ignorant about! In short I am jack in sports knowledge and here to gain knowledge and refine my writing skills. Happy Reading!

Cricket

Wonder Cement Saath7 Cricket Mahotsav keeps going bigger and bigger!

Wonder Cement Saath7 Cricket Mahotsav keeps going bigger and bigger!

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 4th, 2017

The 2nd edition of Saath7 Cricket Mahotsav, organized by Wonder Cement is flagged off at The Taj Mahal Hotel in the esteemed presence of legendary Cricketer  ..

Football

Does homeland of FC Shakhtar Donetsk still has got a football potential?

Does homeland of FC Shakhtar Donetsk still has got a football potential?

Posted by: Julia Nellson on November 22nd, 2017

The city of Donetsk is located in Central Europe and it’s considered to be the center of Donbass region. Donetsk became well-known in the world because of one ..

Tennis

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 11th, 2017

The stage is set for the mouth-watering and nail-biting clash of the two Tennis stalwarts of the current era; Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. This will be the u ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2017

Rohtak, February 24, 2016: In continuation to produce the AIBA certified Coaches, Referees and Judges; Boxing Federation of India successfully organised the AIB ..

Other Sports

Indian athletes begin impressively at 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Indian athletes begin impressively at 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on July 6th, 2017

Indian interests on the opening day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships were high with national record holder Muhammed Anas easing into the semi-finals of ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror