Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2011, Kolkata May 6, 2011

Form teams battle for second spot

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Match facts

Friday, May 7, Kolkata
Start time 1600 (1030 GMT)

Big picture


Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are on strong runs, and both teams will probably make the play-offs regardless of what happens on Saturday. However, with the new format allowing the top two teams two bites at the cherry in the play-offs, and with Mumbai Indians looking set to take one of those spots, this match is a chance for either side to take a step towards that crucial second spot.

If there is anything to separate the two teams, it is probably that Chennai have more dynamism in their batting. It could be a big factor given the match could be played on a brand new pitch at Eden Gardens, which is expected to produce more runs than previous tracks at the ground.

Gautam Gambhir's continued reluctance to open the batting means Kolkata have plenty of solidity but not much power at the top of the order. Yusuf Pathan has usually come in late in the innings and hasn't had a chance to get his eye in before launching, and the batting is not as deep as Chennai's. All this has meant that while Kolkata have put up decent totals consistently, they have never scored more than 171. If the pitch at Eden Gardens serves up a run-fest, that may not be good enough.

Form guide (most recent first)


Kolkata Knight Riders: LWWWL (second in points table)
Chennai Super Kings: WWWWL (third in points table)

Team talk


In Jacques Kallis and Eoin Morgan, Kolkata have two openers who are striking at less than 125 in this IPL. It would be a bold move to drop either of them, but bringing in Ryan ten Doeschate or Shakib Al Hasan could help match the Chennai middle order, which contains Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Albie Morkel and S Badrinath, all of whom have strike-rates of more than 130. L Balaji is expected to be back for Kolkata after he was rested from the previous game. Chennai should go in unchanged, unless they decide to rest somebody.

Predict the playing XIs for this match. Play ESPNcricinfo Team selector.

In the spotlight


Brett Lee has bowled well without much reward in this tournament: he has three wickets in seven games and has gone at 7.48. Against Kochi Tuskers on Thursday, his last over was smashed for 22 runs. But his luck has to turn at some stage.

Lee's countryman Doug Bollinger has been impossible to get away in the end overs. His mix of full deliveries outside off stump and short-of-length deliveries has allowed him to maintain an economy-rate of 6.21, even though he bowls at times when the batsmen are looking for quick runs.

Prime numbers

  • While bowling in the last four overs, Bollinger has conceded just 62 runs off 60 deliveries during the tournament, and has picked up six wickets

  • Jacques Kallis' strike-rate of 109.58 is the lowest among the ten leading run-getters in this IPL.

The chatter


"In the last two games, the spinners have pulled us back into the contest after good starts by our opponents. They have been consistent and have tied the batsmen down. So it will be challenging if we lose Suraj Randiv in the latter stages of the tournament."

Michael Hussey is worried about Randiv departing to play for Sri Lanka in England at a crucial stage

"The ground holds some good memories. We came into the match 1-0 down and won it to level the series and become the No. 1 Test team in the world. Personally, I was not very successful, but it was part of a learning curve."

The last Test S Badrinath played was at Eden Gardens against South Africa

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  • on May 7, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    KKR is going to drub CSK at its home. Tit for Tat for sure. Gambhir the future India Captain will knock off MSD today.

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:53 GMT

    now it's interesting time to chennai super kings who is in the form n they can win today's game when rain will stopped n the final will be of kkr n csk or mi n csk or kkr n mi

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:38 GMT

    thr is something is nt going r8 for kkr..& its nt working well from them..best of luck kkr//

  • firasel on May 7, 2011, 10:22 GMT

    i love KKR. but i surprised to watching last three game of KKR. because Best all rounder sakib al hasan is in sideline.how funny !!!!!!!!!!! is boucher is better then Sakib.i dont know. i hope Sakib,doescate will play next game.otherwise kkr will lose., probably

  • gururajancs on May 7, 2011, 10:21 GMT

    IPL Cricket is a game which gets over only by the end of the 40th over in the normal course.The match is not over in one or two overs.It s another sport for those who do not give up but fight till the end. More of a mind game played under stress. It is a game generally dominated by individual brilliance on the given day where the result is due to one man show. However , when more than one or two players excel in their field in a match the game reaches a high standard. Its a team game no doubt , but the skipper makes the difference.

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:18 GMT

    I couldn't understand what KKR management thinking abt thei XI, they have played Shakib only 4 match & he took 7 wicket's, after that they drops him, why ? now they are playing useless Boutcher, If the things goes like that, they couldn't do better ?! Come on KKR wake up, pick your best XI ...

  • Sujan22 on May 7, 2011, 10:14 GMT

    Very, very wrong choice Mark Boucher. Instead Tamim would be thousand times better option as they have already two keepers.

  • Sujan22 on May 7, 2011, 10:08 GMT

    Put Pathan in top order, may be in opening position and include Sakib to strengthen the spin attack as well as middle order batting power. KKR team management may think about the proposal if they want to win over better CSK.

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:06 GMT

    Yusuf Pathan will hold the key for the KKR's today..............

  • sukanta2009 on May 7, 2011, 9:55 GMT

    i don't think kkr will be into the semis.....plz don't forget the opponents of kkr in the last four matches including todays one......CSK,RCB,PUNE(Dada will not miss such a huge chance) and ofcourse the mighty Mumbai.....(the only time kkr beat mumbai when they rest all their main players)......and definitely the run rate will be not good if they loose those.....let's see what happens....and off course don't think Kallis is not a valuable player as a top order batsman....don't know why srk have sooooo faith on him.......!!!!

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    KKR is going to drub CSK at its home. Tit for Tat for sure. Gambhir the future India Captain will knock off MSD today.

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:53 GMT

    now it's interesting time to chennai super kings who is in the form n they can win today's game when rain will stopped n the final will be of kkr n csk or mi n csk or kkr n mi

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:38 GMT

    thr is something is nt going r8 for kkr..& its nt working well from them..best of luck kkr//

  • firasel on May 7, 2011, 10:22 GMT

    i love KKR. but i surprised to watching last three game of KKR. because Best all rounder sakib al hasan is in sideline.how funny !!!!!!!!!!! is boucher is better then Sakib.i dont know. i hope Sakib,doescate will play next game.otherwise kkr will lose., probably

  • gururajancs on May 7, 2011, 10:21 GMT

    IPL Cricket is a game which gets over only by the end of the 40th over in the normal course.The match is not over in one or two overs.It s another sport for those who do not give up but fight till the end. More of a mind game played under stress. It is a game generally dominated by individual brilliance on the given day where the result is due to one man show. However , when more than one or two players excel in their field in a match the game reaches a high standard. Its a team game no doubt , but the skipper makes the difference.

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:18 GMT

    I couldn't understand what KKR management thinking abt thei XI, they have played Shakib only 4 match & he took 7 wicket's, after that they drops him, why ? now they are playing useless Boutcher, If the things goes like that, they couldn't do better ?! Come on KKR wake up, pick your best XI ...

  • Sujan22 on May 7, 2011, 10:14 GMT

    Very, very wrong choice Mark Boucher. Instead Tamim would be thousand times better option as they have already two keepers.

  • Sujan22 on May 7, 2011, 10:08 GMT

    Put Pathan in top order, may be in opening position and include Sakib to strengthen the spin attack as well as middle order batting power. KKR team management may think about the proposal if they want to win over better CSK.

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:06 GMT

    Yusuf Pathan will hold the key for the KKR's today..............

  • sukanta2009 on May 7, 2011, 9:55 GMT

    i don't think kkr will be into the semis.....plz don't forget the opponents of kkr in the last four matches including todays one......CSK,RCB,PUNE(Dada will not miss such a huge chance) and ofcourse the mighty Mumbai.....(the only time kkr beat mumbai when they rest all their main players)......and definitely the run rate will be not good if they loose those.....let's see what happens....and off course don't think Kallis is not a valuable player as a top order batsman....don't know why srk have sooooo faith on him.......!!!!

  • RogerC on May 7, 2011, 9:36 GMT

    Dhoni + Fleming team is as good as Dhoni + Kirsten. KKR is no match in front of CSK's strategies.

  • on May 7, 2011, 9:34 GMT

    HOPING KKR GET SOME GOOD LUCK IN........

  • 9ST9 on May 7, 2011, 9:27 GMT

    Kallis and Tendulkar( may I be not tried for blasphemy by his worshipers) are good run scorers but both of them have been slow. These are technically correct players and joy to watch but they do consume a lot of deliveries. they make about 65 off 60 balls leaving the others to scramble another 90-100 in the remaining 60.

  • on May 7, 2011, 9:26 GMT

    KKR's 4 Foreign Player Should Be: Kallis, Morgan, Shakib & Doeschat.

  • rubrash on May 7, 2011, 9:23 GMT

    Need Sakib for this match for confirmation of next step of kkr..........

  • on May 7, 2011, 8:33 GMT

    I always believed that Kallis was costing many games to RCB in previous seasons by consuming many deliveries. He is doing it for KKR this year. Every one going gaga.. over Kallis should understand that in this format if you are scoring like a ODI game at a SR of 110, then you are screwing your team chances than helping....

  • Sakibtheicon on May 7, 2011, 8:25 GMT

    I think sakib-al-hasan should play today,because kkr didn't bowl well prev. match.He can bowl very well,economic & also can bat well.he got 7 wicket in 4 match & his economy rate was very very well before the match with rcb.so,sakib can give kkr a early thrust with bowling & also can score some runs with bat.So, i think he is better guy to play the match than Tendo & Mark.

  • on May 7, 2011, 8:23 GMT

    Chennai should win any of these batters should score well say Hussey,Vijay, Raina or Dhoni sorry I forgot the dependable Badri ! If they fail there is Morkel It is hard to beat Chennai but this is a comic game you know.

  • on May 7, 2011, 8:16 GMT

    CSK has 2 win this match . with the match winners like Mike,Raina,Southee,Bollinger and the skipper Dhoni CSK have and will kick back the match and stand second

  • starincricket on May 7, 2011, 8:03 GMT

    Dhoni is a better captain that india have produced to the world cricket. If one know what is managing ability then who can not say that he is running with luck. with luck one can not even run a 2nd consecutive win.. CSK is well prepared by dhoni's kingdom. ALL THE BEST CSK.

  • on May 7, 2011, 7:39 GMT

    Very clearly we see that KKR facing a big problem but its created KKR own self. When they win 6 match KKR everybody team work totally broken... coz everybody think that KKR getting chance definitely Semi final...may be 60% true but cricket always funny game...nd think about that 20 over match every team should be win..so if you can try to win the match must be play best team work... but we saw right now KKR play last 3 match player excrement such as BD best spinner also best all rounder Sakib Al-Hasan side line..Also side line Riyan Den and useless Bouchar join as i am totally surprise 20 over match how many ball keeper took the chance...as 20 over match is power game only blower and batsmen... who can be getting huge run i.e. bat and ball or getting wicket power is 20 over match. So Gambir nd your team selection stop al over experience...nd i think u keep sakib XI team...!

  • on May 7, 2011, 7:35 GMT

    Very clearly we see that KKR facing a big problem but its created KKR own self. When they win 6 match KKR everybody team work totally broken... coz everybody think that KKR getting chance definitely Semi final...may be 60% true but cricket always funny game...nd think about that 20 over match every team should be win..so if you can try to win the match must be play best team work... but we saw right now KKR play last 3 match player excrement such as BD best spinner also best all rounder Sakib Al-Hasan side line..Also side line Riyan Den and useless Bouchar join as i am totally surprise 20 over match how many ball keeper took the chance...as 20 over match is power game only blower and batsmen... who can be getting huge run i.e. bat and ball or getting wicket power is 20 over match. So Gambir nd your team selection stop al over experience...nd i think u keep sakib XI team...!

  • on May 7, 2011, 7:09 GMT

    So by moving down the order and then back up, dhoni has made two batsmen regain their form. Maybe he should put vijay one down this match and bring him for opening once again in the next match... that should bring back his struggling form....

  • shovonbu on May 7, 2011, 6:32 GMT

    Shakib should play.If KKR wana win !!!!

  • sweetspot on May 7, 2011, 6:10 GMT

    @prudhvi70 - totally agree. Dhoni seems to know what he is doing. He probably said he doesn't plan just to avoid talking about what his plans are. He is one of the shrewdest tacticians in the game and knows exactly when to take some risks. Right now, he's got all the firepower he can ask for, and look at how cool CSK plays in the first 10 overs - not at all bothered about the run rate. They put the opposition to sleep and then run them into the ground in the last 10 overs. If KKR think they are doing well keeping CSK at 50/2 in the 9th or 10th over, they will be rudely awakened with 170/4 in 20. Gambhir is learning, so he can be forgiven for a few things, but that Kallis guy, going at 110 SR automatically means someone at the other end should be going at 150. Who can do that consistently for KKR?

  • on May 7, 2011, 5:58 GMT

    Evry team s strong in their home... CSK has to be careful today... Whn both teams r compared overall, CSK is stronger...Confident CSK can win if they take the early wickets(KALLIS n Gambhir) and continue their best fielding n Crucial bowling.... but after losing the match wit Kochi , KKR will b desperate to win today... CSK has got more chance of lifting today's match... COME ON DEFENDING CHAMS!!!... ROAR TODAY AS EVER...!!!

  • PowerfullXI on May 7, 2011, 5:53 GMT

    KKR have to play carefully or watch out Ashwin, Doug and they have only 12 overs to play.......... At the same time its not very easy to attack Jakathi, albie, Randiv. But the CSK don't have this kind of problem..........

  • caught_knott_bowled_old on May 7, 2011, 5:30 GMT

    @Diju Rahman I need to tell you that there is no fast bowler called Udikant on the KKR team. But even if they do bring in this mystery bowler, CSK will win this on the strength of their batting, bowling and fielding.

  • on May 7, 2011, 5:04 GMT

    Now its a big testing time for the KKR,they hve nt yt faced a quality team yet.They faced Chennai previously & came out as aloosing side.wll,i dont knw wy Kallis is a hyped player!! T20 needs someone lke Gayle,Shewag,Warner etc.Gauti is a good player bt they dont hve ample firepower in their batting no,srry.Neither they hve sting in their in their bowling.So,Chennai hve an edge.Jst need to kp their cool.Cheerz!!

  • ShanforINDIA on May 7, 2011, 4:35 GMT

    Yes Khan, Mumbai can predict what will happen next.. But they dont know how to predict in the finals.

  • skSam on May 7, 2011, 4:31 GMT

    Gambhir is better leader than dhoni.... Dhoni is riding on his luck. Gambhir is riding on his performence..

  • on May 7, 2011, 4:03 GMT

    If Gambhi and Pathan falls early, no one gonna stop CSK. KKR's batting looks hollow at the moment unless Shakib comes in. CSK have Ashwin to balance against Abdullah. It has been seen in this IPL that players perform better against their ex-teams. So expect a ripper from Balaji.

    CSK has a slight edge.

  • kazi13 on May 7, 2011, 3:41 GMT

    KKR now facing big problem because they have to face 4 big teams.I think that they should in shakib al hasan in their team in the place of brett lee or mark boucher. otherwise they have to out of in the tournament.

  • wiseshah on May 7, 2011, 2:01 GMT

    it will be a fun game, cant wait

  • wiseshah on May 7, 2011, 2:00 GMT

    shakib is must and he should bat up the order. gambhir should learn how to rotate players like dhoni. dhoni is master captain. even though badrinath was batting well--he gave raina chance to bat up order and now see raina's form

  • prudhvi70 on May 7, 2011, 1:54 GMT

    dhoni believes in the principle of peaking at the right time, he sent badri up the order, he came into form, raina up the order in the next match, he came into form, i think its going to be morkel today who is going to come up the order. At the end, he will make sure that everyone is high on confidence. Dude his statements saying he doesnt plan at all is another part of the plan

  • prudhvi70 on May 7, 2011, 1:44 GMT

    gambhir as a captain is nothing before dhoni.

  • Dr.K.H.Iyer on May 7, 2011, 0:54 GMT

    Kallis is just out of form! Else you know what he did in the last IPL!! He has to bat a provide a solid platform on which others springboard. That strategy is not working as Kallis should score a bit faster than he is now!

  • on May 6, 2011, 22:38 GMT

    KKR has solid batting line up...doest have big hitting power,like Gayle, Sevag or Macullam can provide. Can you belive they can not even chase 160 plus runs against Kochi when plenty of wickets in hands. Time is running out for Kallis.

  • on May 6, 2011, 21:10 GMT

    @Mohsheen Malinga or no malinga there is an aura and there are three teams with that aura right now it is MI , CSK and KKR come what may these are three teams at 1 2 3 spots just because the law of probablity if CSK and KKR can lose the next 4 so can the other teams awho have done nothing to inspire confidence they will win all their remaining matches...

  • on May 6, 2011, 20:50 GMT

    This contest will be decided by spin. Both teams have strong batting line ups and all the batsmen have found some form in the tournament. It is gonna be Ashwin, Jakarti and Randhiv vs Al Hasan, Abdulla and Pathan.

  • on May 6, 2011, 19:36 GMT

    in ipl team can loose 7,8,9 in row and win 7,8,9 matches in row..how come these guys sure just yet that this match could decide whos 2nd after mumbai..what if kokata looses all 4 games or chennai looses all 4 games..this is t20 and anything can happen..except mumbai no one could predict what will happen next..and yes mumbai is unbeatable because of malinga factor and nothing else..that guy is unplayable in t20 cricket

  • on May 6, 2011, 19:15 GMT

    I think kkr should reconsider their winning team combination. it was worked for couple of matches but will bot work in upcoming games bcz now they are facing strong contenders. I don understand the reason of having lee in the squad. As all know he manged to picked up few wickets in eight games or so. To me Udikant is the better choice than lee. Udikant has generous space and capable of delivering slow ball successfully. Lee should be rested for the next games. Bringing one more batsman would be more wise and meaningful. My probable squad would be, morgan, boucher, pathan. tiwary, gambir, abdullah, udikant, sakib, balaji, kallis, bhatia.

  • MeowCat on May 6, 2011, 18:59 GMT

    hmm..both teams dont give much to their young,i think KKR gives chances alot to their younguns than CSK ,so i hope CSk are out Semis and KKR in

  • wiseshah on May 6, 2011, 18:56 GMT

    KKR line up should be like this

    kallis-gambhir-tiwari-morgan-yousuf-shakib-ryan ten-iqbal abdullah-balaji-rajat bhatia-unadkat and gambhir should use ryan ten and kallis's bowling too

  • dbk86 on May 6, 2011, 18:48 GMT

    shakib al hasan shud be taken..

  • achal20mittal on May 6, 2011, 18:23 GMT

    drop kallis. bring tendoeschate in and open with morgan and gambhir or morgan and pathan. kallis is a good player but he refused strike to morgan in the last game and ate up 5 deliveries of an over with a single in the last ball for 7-8 overs. and bring back balaji plz.

  • Nipun on May 6, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    Having Kallis just slows down the run-rate....On any day I'd take a 15 ball 25 from any player instead of the 40/45 ball 40s provided by Kallis.His bowling is just cannon fodder for any decent batsman now.Brett Lee neither picks up wickets nor is economical in T20.KKR's best buy-Shakib Al Hasan-is warming the bench ! Very good bowler,good enough batsman who can strike the ball-my pick any day over Kallis/Lee.

  • hasib9 on May 6, 2011, 18:10 GMT

    Shakib couldn't play the last few matches because his mother was sick (ICU in hospital).. He is back for this match. Given Kolkata's spin friendly pitch, Shakib and Abdulla can be the difference between the two teams.

  • on May 6, 2011, 18:10 GMT

    The batting order should be like:

    Gambhir Kallis ten Doeschate Tiwary Shakib Pathan Bhatia Abdulla Lee Balaji Unadkat

  • allrounder_2011 on May 6, 2011, 18:08 GMT

    @wisetongue19 - be wiser...see whats written in bold "Form guide (most recent first)" which means WWWWL is correct!

  • on May 6, 2011, 18:04 GMT

    Chennai should have it easy against KKR i guess

  • wasi_3 on May 6, 2011, 17:57 GMT

    boucher shud be dropped , its time kkr needs shakib al hasan .

  • Dhoni_Dhamakka on May 6, 2011, 17:55 GMT

    @Bijananda: This is a new pitch with lot of runs. KKR paces will bleed runs for sure. CSK just have to play out Abdullah carefully (predicting the fact that sakib isn't available) :) @Khan: lol. I'm sure Dhoni won't mind as long as kallis is in the crease. haha

  • on May 6, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    sorry mr. wisetongue....you misread that one...WWWWL......actually it is correct.....

    Here they will put as WWWWL....why because...latest comes first.....that they won last four matches..in row.....before that they lost against mumbai indians thats why that L comes last.....ok.....

  • zzzombie on May 6, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    @wisetongue19 - Alas - the finger probably isn't as wise :) Did you notice the heading in bold, which reads: "Form guide (most recent first)"

  • rrsndr on May 6, 2011, 17:41 GMT

    gambhir is better captain than dhoni.......... he is the best contender to step into dada's shoes.........hope kkr thrashes csk tmrw and grab top spot..........go kkr go.........

  • on May 6, 2011, 17:32 GMT

    wise tongue it is most recent first..its given in the brackets there

  • koolishy67 on May 6, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    Every body say GAMBHIR IS A GUD CAP BUT I DONT THINK SO bcoz this is a t 20 game bowler just need to finished only 4 overs so y should they play with 4 regular bowler kkr have a kallis and yusuf and they just need sakib or Tendo replace boucher.and also brett le is also out of form he pick only 3 wickets in this tournament.

  • wisetongue19 on May 6, 2011, 16:53 GMT

    its not WWWWL its LWWWW. L vs Mumbai, WW vs Pune, W vs Deccan and W vs Rajasthan. change that. dont be incorrect.

  • riankhan on May 6, 2011, 16:41 GMT

    For CSK: Keep Kallis in for at least first 10-12 overs. And you'll win. For KKR: Its the local batters who are winning matches for you. Unfortunately, they are the one who are getting less balls to play with. Do the math!

  • xylo on May 6, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    I think Gambhir is still hiding a trick up his sleeve that he is likely to pull out during the semis/finals - he has Kallis and if he also picks Shakib-al-Hassan, he only needs 3 full-time bowlers - Lee, Abdulla, and Balaji(?).

  • on May 6, 2011, 15:53 GMT

    As a hardcore CSK supporter, I'd like Chennai to win against KKR in this crucial tie. However, KKR has been really good at Edens this season, so it's gonna be tough hill for CSK, even though they held the slight edge. A crucial match, nevertheless, for the winner to get a shot at the top 2 spots.

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  • on May 6, 2011, 15:53 GMT

    As a hardcore CSK supporter, I'd like Chennai to win against KKR in this crucial tie. However, KKR has been really good at Edens this season, so it's gonna be tough hill for CSK, even though they held the slight edge. A crucial match, nevertheless, for the winner to get a shot at the top 2 spots.

  • xylo on May 6, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    I think Gambhir is still hiding a trick up his sleeve that he is likely to pull out during the semis/finals - he has Kallis and if he also picks Shakib-al-Hassan, he only needs 3 full-time bowlers - Lee, Abdulla, and Balaji(?).

  • riankhan on May 6, 2011, 16:41 GMT

    For CSK: Keep Kallis in for at least first 10-12 overs. And you'll win. For KKR: Its the local batters who are winning matches for you. Unfortunately, they are the one who are getting less balls to play with. Do the math!

  • wisetongue19 on May 6, 2011, 16:53 GMT

    its not WWWWL its LWWWW. L vs Mumbai, WW vs Pune, W vs Deccan and W vs Rajasthan. change that. dont be incorrect.

  • koolishy67 on May 6, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    Every body say GAMBHIR IS A GUD CAP BUT I DONT THINK SO bcoz this is a t 20 game bowler just need to finished only 4 overs so y should they play with 4 regular bowler kkr have a kallis and yusuf and they just need sakib or Tendo replace boucher.and also brett le is also out of form he pick only 3 wickets in this tournament.

  • on May 6, 2011, 17:32 GMT

    wise tongue it is most recent first..its given in the brackets there

  • rrsndr on May 6, 2011, 17:41 GMT

    gambhir is better captain than dhoni.......... he is the best contender to step into dada's shoes.........hope kkr thrashes csk tmrw and grab top spot..........go kkr go.........

  • zzzombie on May 6, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    @wisetongue19 - Alas - the finger probably isn't as wise :) Did you notice the heading in bold, which reads: "Form guide (most recent first)"

  • on May 6, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    sorry mr. wisetongue....you misread that one...WWWWL......actually it is correct.....

    Here they will put as WWWWL....why because...latest comes first.....that they won last four matches..in row.....before that they lost against mumbai indians thats why that L comes last.....ok.....

  • Dhoni_Dhamakka on May 6, 2011, 17:55 GMT

    @Bijananda: This is a new pitch with lot of runs. KKR paces will bleed runs for sure. CSK just have to play out Abdullah carefully (predicting the fact that sakib isn't available) :) @Khan: lol. I'm sure Dhoni won't mind as long as kallis is in the crease. haha