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  • POSTED BY Pindia on | May 24, 2014, 14:22 GMT

    SRH team looks ok, think they should have dropped Steen rather than Finch but hope he proves me wrong... Finch has been unlucky eg. Dhawan running him out last game... hope Srikanth junior and Holder justify selection. Would have brought Mishra back for Rasool. Anyhow, go for it SRH- you need to post around 240!!!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 24, 2014, 14:19 GMT

    Great David Warner

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    The stage is set for kkr,they only have to come out good and be professional. I really don't support the criteria of chopping and changing the playing eleven. So pick your best side who would be playing the qualifier and give them a good show. Otherwise there is no point in playing people who are not sure if they perform well. The only change in this match for KKR should be kuldeep yadav for v.Kumar. his left arm China man spin is surely unplayable for many and with many of lefthanders in the opposite team he will be dengerous. So go KKR ,go for the kill.

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 13:45 GMT

    To get to #2in the ladder, Kolkata may have to win by nearly 40 (more than 38) runs or with more than 4 overs to go, right?

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 13:22 GMT

    SRH will never progress.. only MI or RR can go..whereas RR has higher chances of qualifying as they only need to win or lose by a small margin whereas MI has a tough task ahead. Let's analyze the same.

    A. Scenario for MI if they bat second: They need to restrict RR to 165 (20 ovs) and then chase down the target in 14.1 ovs.

    B. Scenario for MI if they bat first: They need to score 200 (20 ovs) and restrict RR to 157 in 20 ovs.

    I would give a higher if they chase the target, otherwise RR would qualify easily as MI don't have a bowling attack to skittle any opposition.

    Still, in any case I would be routing for MI. Love MI. Go MI. Cheers...!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 11:17 GMT

    Batting first or chasing a big total , KKR should send Shakib to bat at 3 . Manish is OK to bat at 3 to chase a moderate score like 135 to 150 .

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 11:06 GMT

    KKR Eleven 1.Uthappa2. gambhir 3.Surykant yadav 4..Pathan 5.manish pandey 6 bisla 7 Shakib 8 Cummins 9 morkel 10 narain 11 Umesh yadav

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    KKR should try some of the indian talents that are warming the bench instead of vinay, piyush or yadav

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 24, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    Faisool only 4 oitsiders u can play at a time. So they are Morkel, Narine, Shakib and Tendo. So no one of them u can replaced. I think KKR just need to hold their confidence and play with the same side. No doubt Manish is slow but not bad when other players are performing.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 24, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    This ia the most important match for both teams. Kolkata is already qualofied for playoffs but still this is very important match for them because if they lose this match then it will effect their confidence and which is not good for them because the next round is of Semis. So they already played two and won both in Eden Gardens and they know the conditions very well. So they have to go with same Lineup and have to win this game. So all the best KKriders.

  • POSTED BY Pindia on | May 24, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    Agree with Facebook User that dropping Steyn should be considered. Holder is an effective T20 bowler and can swing the bat or maybe give Henriques another go for his batting. But also consider bringing in Brendan Taylor in addition to Ojha and give the gloves to either. Dropping Steyn would send a bold message, and I agree he is over-hyped, but probably today is the day for him to bowl a 4-10 spell and prove his worth...

  • POSTED BY Pindia on | May 24, 2014, 10:15 GMT

    Thank you Decan Express for the maths which look right to me... It can be done, the chase within 15 overs is most possible. For it to happen they have to bowl well and Warner, Dhawan, Sammy, Ojha and probably most importantly Finch all need to fire dramatically. Lets face it T20 is becoming a slog-fest as shown by Maxwell and Smith this IPL. You also need a lot of luck. I am presuming dew may be a factor so if they win the toss SRH should bowl firsts and look to chase something well under 200 in 15 overs. My team and batting order: Finch, Warner, Dhawan, Ojha, Sammy, Pathan, Rao, K Sharma, Steyn, Mishra, Kumar. If they bat first go from Ball one, I have always wondered why ,with a big batting line up and a lot luck- 15 an over and hence 300 can be targeted...

  • POSTED BY real26_03 on | May 24, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    KKR's line up should be 1)Gambhir 2)Uthappa 3)Shakib 4)Tendescothe 5)Yousuf Pathan 6)Yadav 7)Das 8)Morne 9)Vinay/Piyush 10)Narine 11)Umesh Yadav

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    Sunrisers need to take bold decisions. One of them is dropping 'Dale Steyn'. After local bowlers doing well it's no use steyn giving aways 24 odd runs in last over more than once. But for those runs Sunrisers would be sitting happy in points table. Time to trust and respect domestic talent than big name over hyped overseas bowlers.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 24, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    faisool...Manish Pandey is Indian n kallis is overseas...how can you replace them?

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | May 24, 2014, 9:25 GMT

    @Faisool:- Kallis is the main reason KKR are up and down mostly down like a roller coaster ride. He's world class no doubt but this is T20 and in T20 he mostly consumes so many balls and bowling unthreatening.

  • POSTED BY Faisool on | May 24, 2014, 9:05 GMT

    for todays match manish mandey should be removed ,and kallis should be brought in. what do u guyz say

  • POSTED BY ypsc on | May 24, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    i would give slightly more comfort for MI, win by above 40 runs or chase the target in less than 16 overs. Still 80% chance for MI to qualify. As far as HYD concerned only Miracle or uncertainties of game of cricket can help.

  • POSTED BY ladycricfan on | May 24, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    RR was sitting nicely with 14 points last week and looked sure of a play offs spots. So much happened within a week and they are fighting for survival. If they bring their A game against MI they will retain the 4th spot. MI have to win by 40+ runs or chase the target in 14 overs, which is difficult but well within MI's capabilities. Hussey and Simmons are firing and MI looks a totally different out fit to the one which played early in the tournament.

    Out of 4 remaining matches only KXIP v DD is a dead rubber. Not bad for the 6 weeks long tournament. The teams and their positions are not finalised until the last match.

  • POSTED BY taposh197 on | May 24, 2014, 7:46 GMT

    Simple Equation - >(For MI) Whatever the target is MI have to win within 14 overs Or If they bowl 2nd , they have to win by 44 runs. >(For Sunrisers ) Whatever the target is SH have to win within 10 overs Or If they bowl 2nd , they have to win by 80 runs.

  • POSTED BY Snambidi on | May 24, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    The IPL season 7 matches are nearing the end of league matches.Now the Play off stage is almost decided. The 4 teams likely to remain alive are T20s of Punjab,Chennai,Rajastan & Kolkatta.. While Kolkatta deserves praise for rising from the bottom,the team deserving but lost their chances is RCB. With wonderful veteran Players like,Gayle,DeVilliers,Yuvaraj& Kohli they disappeared from the scene like Mist in the Sun. The just one team still has a chance to fight by extra ordinary Heroics is SunRisers. But their task seems to be Next to impossible because even if they beat inform KkR,their victory should be of very high difference in Margin with KKR. Just a Miracle could help them. The only interest left for today / night is the approach of Chennai for a change.That is a win after losses. This they should be able to do to compensate for the Loss to Mumbai in the last Edition of IPL Season . Let us hope they do it.The focus again should be on Raina& Dhoni. RCB trying consolation thriller!

  • POSTED BY Pindia on | May 24, 2014, 7:16 GMT

    Don't agree with most of the comments about SRH and MI being doomed. A big win with these two batting line ups is entirely possible; has everyone forgotten that MI won the CLT20 needing a similar result against Otago to reach the play offs??? I was going to do some calculations but instead logic tells me that if, batting first, either RR/KKR collapse eg. score less than 100 or if either MI/SRH go ballistic and score well over 200 it's game on. Or, both of the underdog sides need to do a Holland-style chase ie. in 10-15 overs. My heart says SRH, my head says MI but obviously RR can do it too. For SRH they would need MI to beat RR by a big margin but not as big as the margin by which they beat KKR. Would bring back Mishra and consider Cooper...

  • POSTED BY DECCAN_EXPRESS on | May 24, 2014, 7:08 GMT

    KKR should forget this game because UPSETTING HOME TEAM ON HOME GROUND IS CAKE WALK. SRH playoff chances are thin but still possible - by scoring 245+ and defeating KKR with a margin of 55 runs or chasing KKR total in 15 overs will put them in 4th place provided RR lost their match MI with less than 23 runs.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 24, 2014, 7:04 GMT

    Mumbai indians have win with 45 runs margin if they bat 1sr and if they got bat 2nd then they have to chase 14 overs any score very tough

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 6:32 GMT

    Some xceptional xperiment should b done 2day by kkr..onviously hve 2 win d match...sakib can b sent in no 3..veer pratap can caome in replace of vinay..d pitches lyk mumbai or bangaluru suit more 4 d pace bowlers...tht's why, they can pick veer pratap 4 xperimenting...Deschoit d player can play finishing role bettr than pollard nd otrs fascinating batsman bcz of his natural movement...by d way, show my respect 1 kkr team management nd best wishes 2 thm..

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 24, 2014, 6:12 GMT

    Can anyone post the margin at which MI needs to win?

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | May 24, 2014, 5:55 GMT

    Sunriser should bring brendan taylor for finch as he cannot play in middle order n the opening is booked be warner n dhawan

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 24, 2014, 5:43 GMT

    guys.. ur prediction reg mi n rr is wrong.. they play each other.. So increase in MI run rate will proportionally decrease RR run rate. . if MI win by 23 runs, their run rate will be 0.13 and RR will be down to 0.11

  • POSTED BY mindinside on | May 24, 2014, 4:00 GMT

    The fourth spot is realistically sealed by RR. It is impossible for SRH to beat the RR's run-rate even if they win. For Mumbai there is a slim chance; MI would have to chase any score in about 14.3 overs OR will have to win by around 43 to 44 run margin... both seem to be impossible tasks... so sorry to break this to you all but.... effectively from here on, all the matches are dead rubbers.

  • POSTED BY Rakes7 on | May 24, 2014, 3:45 GMT

    It is a great chance for kkr to finish in no. 2 position.kkr fast bowlers need to get some wicket in powerplay.kkr should give a chance to kuldeep yadav.kkr xi should be-1gambhir,2uthappa,3pandey,4yusuf,5sakib,6rayn ten,7yadav, 8narine,9morkel/cummins,10umesh,11kuldeep/piyush

  • POSTED BY mahafuz_mannan on | May 24, 2014, 3:29 GMT

    SRH Win?...kidding me right...hello we are the KKR Juggernaut....its a good thing CSK play before us....so we know the runrate situation exactly for the 2nd spot

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 3:25 GMT

    Well in most probability and which make sense KKR will drop vinay kumar and bring back Chawla .since KKr has already made the play off i would like to see both Cummins and Morkel unleashed on dhawan and warnerfat the same time, And for the sake of experimenting and team interest Ryan doschate be dropped for one match.So Cummins in for Doschate and Bisla or Das for Vinay Kumar.

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 3:12 GMT

    SRH are suffering a self-inflicted wound. Too little corrected way too late. Not sure why the captain and the coach/mentor were obsessed with having Amit Mishra and Ishanth Sharma. The former, along with Steyn, were responsible for two important loses (1st game with RCB and the 2nd game with KXIP). With at least one of these games gone their way, things would have been different. Steyn is awesome, but when he is not in form, nothing wrong in having someone else in his place. I don't remember their bench strength, but hard to believe they do not have another opening bowler to fill in for Steyn, in his bad days. Should have tried Brandon Taylor instead of Finch in some matches, Warner should have been promoted a bit early. Better luck next year, and hope to have a miracle this season.

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 0:56 GMT

    Even if SRH win, I don't see them bridging the Net Run Rate Gap between Rajasthan. If they lose the toss, it's pretty much "Good Game Well Played" for SRH. Likewise Mumbai are going to have to play out of their skins if they are to overhaul RR's Net Run Rate and they are pretty much going to have to win the toss. If RR bat second in that game then Mumbai are out of the competition as well.

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 22:22 GMT

    this match is not between KKR and SRH.. this match is between DAVID WARNER AND KKR

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 20:11 GMT

    Fat chance of SRH reaching the playoffs. They need to not just beat KKR but beat them by some 100 runs to go over the Royal's run rate. They already lost at least one game too many.

    SRH corrected too late the mistake of appointing a wrong captain. They also made mistakes in picking the right playing eleven. Naman Ojha was not played in some crucial games, and when played he was too low in the batting order.

    Other than Bhuvi and to some extent Karan, no other bowler seems capable of taking wickets. Mishra was too many games.

    Better luck next year.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | May 23, 2014, 19:36 GMT

    Please drop pandey down the order, move shakib to 3 then you'll take advantage of the form he is in. Feel sorry for Chris Lynn who has played well and it's a tough choice between him and ten doscate (sorry can't spell his name) seeming as doscate doesn't bowl much. Please get rid of kumar and bring back chawla or the leg spinner yadev

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 19:30 GMT

    SRH will never progress.. only MI or RR can go..whereas RR has higher chances of qualifying as they only need to win or lose by a small margin whereas MI has a tough task ahead. Let's analyze the same.

    A. Scenario for MI if they bat second: They need to restrict RR to 165 (20 ovs) and then chase down the target in 14.1 ovs.

    B. Scenario for MI if they bat first: They need to score 200 (20 ovs) and restrict RR to 157 in 20 ovs.

    I would give a higher if they chase the target, otherwise RR would qualify easily as MI don't have a bowling attack to skittle any opposition.

    Still, in any case I would be routing for MI. Love MI. Go MI. Cheers...!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 19:29 GMT

    sunrisers will win but RR will clinch playoff

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 19:26 GMT

    I think Darren Sammy will deliver in this game- the law of averages demands a command performance from him.If only Warner, Sammy and Finch come good, if only....But then there is Sunil Narine....

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  • POSTED BY Pindia on | May 24, 2014, 14:22 GMT

    SRH team looks ok, think they should have dropped Steen rather than Finch but hope he proves me wrong... Finch has been unlucky eg. Dhawan running him out last game... hope Srikanth junior and Holder justify selection. Would have brought Mishra back for Rasool. Anyhow, go for it SRH- you need to post around 240!!!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 24, 2014, 14:19 GMT

    Great David Warner

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    The stage is set for kkr,they only have to come out good and be professional. I really don't support the criteria of chopping and changing the playing eleven. So pick your best side who would be playing the qualifier and give them a good show. Otherwise there is no point in playing people who are not sure if they perform well. The only change in this match for KKR should be kuldeep yadav for v.Kumar. his left arm China man spin is surely unplayable for many and with many of lefthanders in the opposite team he will be dengerous. So go KKR ,go for the kill.

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 13:45 GMT

    To get to #2in the ladder, Kolkata may have to win by nearly 40 (more than 38) runs or with more than 4 overs to go, right?

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 13:22 GMT

    SRH will never progress.. only MI or RR can go..whereas RR has higher chances of qualifying as they only need to win or lose by a small margin whereas MI has a tough task ahead. Let's analyze the same.

    A. Scenario for MI if they bat second: They need to restrict RR to 165 (20 ovs) and then chase down the target in 14.1 ovs.

    B. Scenario for MI if they bat first: They need to score 200 (20 ovs) and restrict RR to 157 in 20 ovs.

    I would give a higher if they chase the target, otherwise RR would qualify easily as MI don't have a bowling attack to skittle any opposition.

    Still, in any case I would be routing for MI. Love MI. Go MI. Cheers...!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 11:17 GMT

    Batting first or chasing a big total , KKR should send Shakib to bat at 3 . Manish is OK to bat at 3 to chase a moderate score like 135 to 150 .

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 11:06 GMT

    KKR Eleven 1.Uthappa2. gambhir 3.Surykant yadav 4..Pathan 5.manish pandey 6 bisla 7 Shakib 8 Cummins 9 morkel 10 narain 11 Umesh yadav

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    KKR should try some of the indian talents that are warming the bench instead of vinay, piyush or yadav

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 24, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    Faisool only 4 oitsiders u can play at a time. So they are Morkel, Narine, Shakib and Tendo. So no one of them u can replaced. I think KKR just need to hold their confidence and play with the same side. No doubt Manish is slow but not bad when other players are performing.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 24, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    This ia the most important match for both teams. Kolkata is already qualofied for playoffs but still this is very important match for them because if they lose this match then it will effect their confidence and which is not good for them because the next round is of Semis. So they already played two and won both in Eden Gardens and they know the conditions very well. So they have to go with same Lineup and have to win this game. So all the best KKriders.

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 19:26 GMT

    I think Darren Sammy will deliver in this game- the law of averages demands a command performance from him.If only Warner, Sammy and Finch come good, if only....But then there is Sunil Narine....

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 19:29 GMT

    sunrisers will win but RR will clinch playoff

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 19:30 GMT

    SRH will never progress.. only MI or RR can go..whereas RR has higher chances of qualifying as they only need to win or lose by a small margin whereas MI has a tough task ahead. Let's analyze the same.

    A. Scenario for MI if they bat second: They need to restrict RR to 165 (20 ovs) and then chase down the target in 14.1 ovs.

    B. Scenario for MI if they bat first: They need to score 200 (20 ovs) and restrict RR to 157 in 20 ovs.

    I would give a higher if they chase the target, otherwise RR would qualify easily as MI don't have a bowling attack to skittle any opposition.

    Still, in any case I would be routing for MI. Love MI. Go MI. Cheers...!!!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | May 23, 2014, 19:36 GMT

    Please drop pandey down the order, move shakib to 3 then you'll take advantage of the form he is in. Feel sorry for Chris Lynn who has played well and it's a tough choice between him and ten doscate (sorry can't spell his name) seeming as doscate doesn't bowl much. Please get rid of kumar and bring back chawla or the leg spinner yadev

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 20:11 GMT

    Fat chance of SRH reaching the playoffs. They need to not just beat KKR but beat them by some 100 runs to go over the Royal's run rate. They already lost at least one game too many.

    SRH corrected too late the mistake of appointing a wrong captain. They also made mistakes in picking the right playing eleven. Naman Ojha was not played in some crucial games, and when played he was too low in the batting order.

    Other than Bhuvi and to some extent Karan, no other bowler seems capable of taking wickets. Mishra was too many games.

    Better luck next year.

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 22:22 GMT

    this match is not between KKR and SRH.. this match is between DAVID WARNER AND KKR

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 0:56 GMT

    Even if SRH win, I don't see them bridging the Net Run Rate Gap between Rajasthan. If they lose the toss, it's pretty much "Good Game Well Played" for SRH. Likewise Mumbai are going to have to play out of their skins if they are to overhaul RR's Net Run Rate and they are pretty much going to have to win the toss. If RR bat second in that game then Mumbai are out of the competition as well.

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 3:12 GMT

    SRH are suffering a self-inflicted wound. Too little corrected way too late. Not sure why the captain and the coach/mentor were obsessed with having Amit Mishra and Ishanth Sharma. The former, along with Steyn, were responsible for two important loses (1st game with RCB and the 2nd game with KXIP). With at least one of these games gone their way, things would have been different. Steyn is awesome, but when he is not in form, nothing wrong in having someone else in his place. I don't remember their bench strength, but hard to believe they do not have another opening bowler to fill in for Steyn, in his bad days. Should have tried Brandon Taylor instead of Finch in some matches, Warner should have been promoted a bit early. Better luck next year, and hope to have a miracle this season.

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2014, 3:25 GMT

    Well in most probability and which make sense KKR will drop vinay kumar and bring back Chawla .since KKr has already made the play off i would like to see both Cummins and Morkel unleashed on dhawan and warnerfat the same time, And for the sake of experimenting and team interest Ryan doschate be dropped for one match.So Cummins in for Doschate and Bisla or Das for Vinay Kumar.

  • POSTED BY mahafuz_mannan on | May 24, 2014, 3:29 GMT

    SRH Win?...kidding me right...hello we are the KKR Juggernaut....its a good thing CSK play before us....so we know the runrate situation exactly for the 2nd spot

Knight Riders v Sunrisers, IPL 2014, Kolkata May 23, 2014

Remote chance of progress for Sunrisers

The Preview by Alagappan Muthu
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Match facts

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Start time 2000 local (1430 GMT)

Play 04:11
Guha: Sunrisers have to win well

Big Picture

Sunrisers Hyderabad have a laundry list of odds to beat if they are to clinch the final playoff spot. A dismal net run-rate of -0.231 puts them well behind their contenders, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. They travel to Eden Gardens, one of the largest stadiums in the country, which has routinely and vociferously been behind Kolkata Knight Riders, who have won their last six games quite convincingly. Gautam Gambhir's men are in sight of their their longest winning streak and a spot in the top-two on the points table.

Three of the strongest hitters in T20s wear the Sunrisers orange. However, only David Warner has bolstered his threat with performance on the field. Aaron Finch and Darren Sammy haven't yet caused the damage they are capable of. With the backbone buckling and their limited Indian talent taking too long to hit their stride, the Sunrisers bowlers needed to pick up the slack once again. Only they couldn't. Sunrisers claimed 100 wickets in 17 matches last season at an average of 23.03, but in 13 matches this year their tally is 64 at 31.78.

A upturn in form since the IPL returned to India and Robin Uthappa's remarkable consistency at the top of the order has put Knight Riders through to the playoffs. They are now in contention to displace Chennai Super Kings, with whom they are level on 16 points, from the No.2 spot.

Form guide

Kolkata Knight Riders: WWWWW (completed games, most recent first)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: WWLLL

Where they stand

Kolkata Knight Riders: Third place, with 16 points from 13 games
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Sixth, with 12 points from 13 games

Previous encounter

The Sunrisers think-tank had picked the top-order's inability to push on as their major drawback this season and this game was another example. David Warner lasted 18 balls and his 34 was the top score as Umesh Yadav's three wickets helped Knight Riders limit Sunrisers to 142. A string of 30s and a 40 from Uthappa took the visitors to victory by seven wickets.

Watch out for

David Warner has been shuttled up and down the order but his performance has not been affected. He has the most fifties in the tournament so far - the first came at No.3, the next three at No.4 and the last two while opening the batting. His 90 off 45 against Chennai Super Kings might well have ended his musical chairs up and down the order.

At the other end is Sunil Narine, whose mechanical consistency - 20 wickets at an economy rate of six - is the major reason for Knight Riders' confidence in their bowling. The battle between the two could well decide the result of the game.

Stats and trivia

  • Gautam Gambhir is the only batsman to have scored a half century in the three IPL games played between Knight Riders and Sunrisers
  • Sunrisers won four out of six times when they posted a total below 150 in 2013. This year, they have managed only one win in four tries

Quotes

"We knew that we have the bowling attack to defend anything. But to chase has been my personal decision as lot of people have been tagging us as chokers and I wanted to rid of it."
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on their recent strategy of batting second.

"I wanted to applaud every shot he played because he was batting magnificently"
Sunrisers Hyderabad's Shikhar Dhawan has become one of David Warner's fans

Alagappan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo