KKR go top of the table with another good performance!!
April 30, 2011 12:37pm CST
KKR seems to have put the woes of the first three editions behind them and seem to have started with a clean slate this time around. With another good win over Kings XI they go to the top of the table in the IPL 2011. Do you think this team is much better than the team for the first three editions or is it just that the team is gelling better as a team under Gambhir and that is doing the trick? Cheers! Ram
• Guwahati, India
30 Apr 11
Hi ram, See the irony. As long as Sourav Ganguly steered the KKR they were totally unproductive for the vessel seemed stuck due to so many factor and most people believe that it was Ganguly's approach to the team mates that they never could concentrate on the game. But this version of ipl brings totally a different picture. Well the former teams with different players was strong enough to make a room to go a lot further but there was internal feud which ate up even the better players. And this time all are happy and each win they are having is taking to the peak. You have a good point here "[b]Do you think this team is much better than the team for the first three editions or is it just that the team is gelling better as a team under Gambhir and that is doing the trick? [/b. As a captain gambhir too is not that inspiring. And if KKR is moving forward it is only because of team spirit.
1 May 11
Yes, KKR did what they couldn't even think about it in their last three editions. Top of the table for the second time in this season. Last time it was due to playing more matches than other team, but this time they really dominated and were eligable to take the credits. Whatever Manoj Tiwary is making the impact in the middle order with sometimes Gauti or others. After Kallis losing his form and no other players batting well consistently, Tiwary may claim full credit. Had he played well in the CSK match and KTK match he could able to become a hero. Even we can hope the Indian selectors may opt for him. Whatever it is a huge sight of relief for the KKR franchaises, team management and fan supporters as then can hope for qualifying for the last four this time as unless they play very poor they can stay in the top four spots. I think run rate can decide this time as all teams are more or less equal now. No dominating team
3 May 11
The main difference is made by Gautam Gambhir, he did what Saurav Ganguly couldn't do i.e. uniting the team. Which Shah Rukh Khan has confessed too. Moreover Saurav alone was making runs, others were inconsistent plus very poor bowling and fielding which are missing in the current squad. Did you notice how the ex Knights say Gayle, McCullum, Ishant Sharma are performing now after joining other teams ? I think there were many problems inside the Kolkata Knight Riders teams that is why they performed poorly, so SRK decided not to make the same mistake which lead him to be desperate for not to pick local hero Saurav Ganguly. He didn't opt for other big names i.e. overseas players. However he is happy now seeing the current performances. You must lose some match as it is cricket, moreover it is Twenty-20 but you need to win most of the matches before knock out stage and will all in knock out. Kallis will be back and Yusuf Pathan need to fire, Tiwary needs to maintain his form and bowlers need to bowl better as they have Wasim Akram as their bowling coach. I thought of not supporting KKR but their performance has changed my decision.
1 May 11
The only reason for the uprise of KKR is application that they are showing. KKR always had most explosive combinations both in batting and bowling but they lacked application. Everyone was a huge star individually in previous editions now its a going well team.
1 May 11
ya this time KKR is going well, the captain Gambhir is leading from front. he is a good player and he is showing his capability to stay and score runs. all other good hitters can just hang around him and boost the scoring rate. the local boy manoj tiwary is also palying well. but we have not yet seen the majestic hitting power of yusuf pathan, I am keenly waiting to watch that.
30 Apr 11
Yes I think Kolkata Knight Riders deserve to go to the top of the table though KKR required only 120 runs the pitch was difficult to bat on as a result Kallis and Morgan was out earlier and then By an excellent aptain's Knock by Gambhir and with the help of young talented Indian Manoj Tiwary KKR won the match against Kings XI Punjab and go to the top of the table.I think Gambhir the captain's desicion to bowl first has worked.
• Kolkata, India
5 May 11
KKR is almost there.it has been a cat mouse between KKR & MI for the last few matches. team KKR is revelation from its last 3 years of existence.it can now defeat any team in the ipl and i think it is all because of its captain.
30 Apr 11
Yes I Feel Happy think Kolkata Knight Riders deserve to go to the top of the table though KKR required only 120 runs the pitch was difficult to bat on as a result Kallis and Morgan was out earlier and then By an excellent aptain's Knock by Gambhir and with the help of young talented Indian Manoj Tiwary KKR won the match against Kings XI Punjab and go to the top of the table.I think Gambhir the captain's desicion to bowl first has worked.