Sunday, April 26, 2009

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings

Rains again played the spoilsport at Capetown as Chennai Super Kings & Kolkata Knight Riders ended up sharing a point each. It was interesting to see how CSK would have grouped after two straight defeats & with Freddie Flintoff leaving the team for a knee surgery, one needed to see how the middle order both with the bat & bowl would function for the Chennai team. For arguably the strongest team on paper, one is still waiting to see some top performance which had taken the team to the finals last year. Barring Hayden at the top & Raina & Dhoni to some extent in the middle order, & Murali in bowling, there hasnt being much to cheer for the CSK till now.

On the other hand, KKR would probably be happy getting one point out of this match, thanks to the rains, as the team would have been low on confidence having lost the previous match to Rajasthan Royals in a nail biting finish. As it is KKR has been more on the news for the wrong reasons till now & the team seems to be over dependent on the top three four players. They are yet to display as a well knit team, & it is sad to see such a potentially strong team struggle till now. Their next match is against a very strong Mumbai Indians, & it would take a herculean task for them to win the game.

Lets hope that rains don’t play any more havoc with the crunch matches & we get to see quality cricket.