In yet another return game to be played on Tuesday, Deccan Chargers will
face Kolkata Knight Riders in the 32nd match of the Indian Premier League.
The two teams clashed on Sunday, with Kolkata Knight Riders managing to sneak
home by five wickets.
Sunday's win gave Kolkata Knight Riders their fourth win of the season,
leaving them level with four other sides having eight points each. In an evenly
contested match, Kolkata Knight Riders did just enough to keep their noses in
front before claiming the victory with six balls to spare.
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Sunil Narine, with ten wickets so far, will be the key for Kolkata as they
will again look to keep the opposition batsmen in check. Laksmipathy Balaji
also did a commendable job while Brett Lee was very economical when it mattered.
With the bat, Gautam Gambhir and Jacques Kallis will hold the fort while
pressure is mounting on the misfiring Yusuf Pathan.
Deccan Chargers started the match believing they can win, only to lose yet again.
Their fifth consecutive defeat leaves them with a mountain to climb to have any
hope of reaching the top four, though it cannot be ruled out yet.
Their batsmen started well against Kolkata but they kept losing wickets at regular
intervals, leaving them with only 126 on the board. Shikhar Dhawan has been the
standout performer with the bat so far and will look to shoulder bulk of the responsibility
Captain Kumar Sangakkara will be seeking overall improvement in all
departments of the game, and will be largely banking on Dale Steyn to run the
magic with the ball. Their biggest worry has been their misfiring overseas players
including Cameron White and JP Duminy.
The match will be played in Kolkata where the home side is expected to have plenty
of support. The match starts at 8.00pm.