VIVO IPL 2017
41st gam: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune Supergiant
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune Supergiant:
Kolkata will be keen to shrug the disappointments faced in their last game as Sunrisers Hyderabad outplayed them in all departments to win the game. Gambhir will aim for a better performance with the ball as the side had no answer to onslaught carried out by David Warner. Robin Uthappa played well in the last game as well while Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine as opening pair have done superbly well to get the side off to a good starts. Narine has not done that much with the ball this season as batting stint has completely overshadowed his bowling prowess that took Knight Riders to two titles in Indian Premier League. Nathan Coulter-Nile and Kuldeep Yadav have been two standout bowlers for Kolkata as the side will be hoping that they can deliver good performances in the important contest against resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant.
Rising Pune seems to be peaking at the right time as Ben Stokes showed why he has such dangerous player in this format as he smashed a Marvelous ton to take his side to a great win after top order failed to produce anything in the chase. Rising Pune looked a great different side as everyone in the lineup from Rahul Tripathi to Steve Smith is contributing with runs in last couple of games. Stokes and MS Dhoni also chipped with individual performances to help Pune clinch important victories in the Indian Premier League this season. Imran Tahir is back to best after have a hard run in previous game. Ben Stokes seems to be big player for the side as Englishmen is looking to hit prime form in the business end of the tournament as race for playoffs kickoffs in the last phase of Indian Premier League. Lets see who comes out on top in a titantic contest between Pune vs Kolkata at Eden Gardens.