EbeneNews – US – ‘Battle of Sixes’: Pant vs Russell contest on the cards as DC takes on KKR

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    Raw power of Andre Russell will meet his match in Rishabh Pant’s fearless approach as Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Delhi Capitals in a bid to light up the Sharjah Skyline in what promises to be be another six-hit IPL contest here on Saturday

    Russell gave a glimpse of what’s in store with three sixes on a large Dubai field against the Rajasthan Royals as Pant looks forward to throwing caution to the wind and playing his natural game – siege-hitting edge destroyer

    In fact, Pant needs it more than Russell because three of his peers, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, and Sanju Samson, have races under their belt, which is what Roorkee’s beefy man desperately needs.

    This will be the first double-header weekend in the IPL and there couldn’t have been a better ground for it than Sharjah, which has ridiculously short limits promising another racing feast

    If there’s Shubman Gill, Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan on one side, there’s Pant, Marcus Stoinis and Shreyas Iyer on the other side, all capable big hitters and always ready to add to the massive 62. six who have been touched on this field in the two games that have taken place there so far

    KKR slowly got into the groove with full performances as the Capitals, after two great wins, hit a roadblock against Sunrisers Hyderabad on their last outing

    For the Knights, their young attack to the rhythm of Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi will have their task cut off on a batting paradise where their temperament will be put to the test

    In Sharjah a bowler is destined to go for a run and how the two deal with this and try out subtle variations will be key to KKR’s success

    KKR is unlikely to tinker with their winning combination even though Sunil Narine as an opener hasn’t worked out well for them in three games so far with just 24 points scored by the all-rounder from Trinidad

    However, he beat his total overseas quota in three games with a decent under-8 economic rate and two wickets

    There is Tom Banton as a reserve opener but keeping the dimensions of Sharjah’s field in the equation, KKR will persist with Narine provided he can attack the weak link in the DC attack which will obviously be a stimulator. Indian – be it Mohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma or Avesh Khan

    Speaking ahead of the game, Capitals coach Ryan Harris says his team weren’t at their best in their last game and isn’t in a panic at all

    « After an unlucky loss we just weren’t at our best for this game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad But there is no way to panic, » he said

    The problem with most Indian DC stimulators is either the back length or the length bullets which are cannon fodder on the Sharjah strip, something Harris would like to work on

    Giving an update on Ravichandran Ashwin’s injury, Harris said: « He’s doing great He had a really good session last night with the ball, the bat and on the pitch So maybe he’s available for selection for tomorrow, but we are still awaiting confirmation from our medical team this evening « 

    In their batting department, Shimron Hetmyer has yet to shoot but again the same formula that applies to Narine in KKR is also applicable to the former U-19 World Cup winning captain of the West Indies, provided he can face Kuldeep Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy

    Hetmyer has had some success against Kuldeep in international matches and it could be an engaging competition if he has a chance to beat on a track where history always favors the top four on either side.

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    EbeneNews – United States – ‘Battle of Sixes’: Pant vs Russell contest on the cards then that DC takes on KKR


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