IPL 2020, KKR vs KXIP: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, Face-Off: Varun Chakravarthy vs KL Rahul

Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, Face-Off: Varun Chakravarthy vs KL Rahul

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Varun Chakravarthy picked 5 wickets whereas conceding simply 20 runs in opposition to Delhi Capitals.© BCCI/IPL




Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Varun Chakravarthy picked 5 wickets whereas conceding simply 20 runs, in opposition to Delhi Capitals (DC) on Saturday. Chakravarthy registered the perfect bowling figures within the ongoing version to this point, in the course of the course of the tie. He additional recorded his maiden five-wicket haul within the Indian Premier League (IPL).  The ‘thriller spinner’ dismissed skipper Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel which is definitely commendable, contemplating the big-hitting skills they possess. Chakravarthy’s wonderful spell helped KKR limit DC to a rating of 135 runs for the lack of 9 wickets, having being set a goal of 195 runs. This victory is nonetheless not sufficient, with the Kolkata-based franchise dealing with a stern problem from Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for the fourth place. The 2 sides will face off in Match 46 of IPL 2020 on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday, which might very nicely determine the ultimate playoff spot.

KKR skipper Eoin Morgan will hope for an additional masterclass from his ‘thriller spinner’, however opposition captain KL Rahul poses a unique problem altogether. Rahul has been in great type this season, main the race for the Orange Cap.

The opener has smashed 567 runs in 11 matches at a strike charge of 133.41 and a median of 63.

Rahul is not going to be straightforward to deceive even for a spinner with a number of variations like Chakravarthy. Nevertheless, the KXIP batsman just isn’t invincible as evident from his dismissal in opposition to SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday, with Rashid Khan outwitting the cricketer.

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The Punjab-based franchise has been extraordinarily depending on Rahul, and the significance of his early dismissal is one thing Chakravarthy shall be nicely conscious of. Can he get the higher of the KXIP skipper, or get smacked into the stands?

Observe: All stats courtesy iplt20.com

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