Sunil Gavaskar believes Kolkata Knight Riders’ strength in the Indian Premier League 2021. They have been their mystery spinners Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy. Additionally, CSK has ensured a top-two finish within the IPL points table. They can only be denied a spot in Qualifier 1. In case they are given a thrashing by PBKS and Bangalore obliterates Delhi Capitals.
Narine has 10 wickets from many games. Also, this season at an average of 25.7 and an economy of 6.4. The junior teammate Varun Chakravarthy, on the other hand. He has been the franchise’s highest wicket-taker in 2021 with 15 wickets from 13 games. At an average of 23.3, going at 6.7 and over.
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“Kolkata’s strength has been the eight overs of mystery spin they can unleash. While Narine bowls an immaculate line and length and doesn’t give any freebies to the batters, Chakravarthy is more tantalizing in the way he brings forth the wrong prod from the batters as they are unsure which way the ball is going to turn.
“What the duo has shown is that you don’t need to turn the ball a mile, but just a few inches to defeat the middle of the bat and catch the edge,” wrote Sunil Gavaskar in his column for the Times of India.
However, the cricket legend warned Eoin Morgan not to rely on the combination of Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana. They are the fifth bowler of a move that backfired. Also, in their loss against Punjab Kings last week’s match.
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Gavaskar said that despite protecting champions Mumbai Indians. With the directing of Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. They confront a tough task to qualify for the playoffs. In case Kolkata oversees to defeat RR on Thursday. Kolkata Knight Riders have a distant superior net run rate.
“Out of the two matches on the penultimate day of the league stage, the match between Kolkata and Rajasthan will be the one that will garner the eyeballs,” Sunil Gavaskar said.
“If Kolkata wins, they will go through, as it will mean that Mumbai will have to win by margins which are hardly seen in the ultra-short format of the game, and so will out on qualifying. Yes, Mumbai were brilliant against Rajasthan when they restricted them to only 90 and got the runs in a jiffy to improve their net run rate, but their NRR is still way inferior to Kolkata’s and so all that Kolkata needs to do, is just beat Rajasthan,” Gavaskar wrote.