Former Indian captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth has opined that the Sunday’s match could well be the last chance at redemption for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). In the second game of the blockbuster Sunday (April 28), Dinesh Karthik-led team will be hosting the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The former cricketer also feels that the Mumbai Indians are team to beat at this moment.
The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have won seven of the eleven games played thus far in the tournament. Most importantly, with a fabulous tally of 14 points in its baggage, Mumbai are very much comfortable placed to book a berth in the playoffs and could even finish as one of the top two sides. On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders are going through very tough times at this moment in VIVO IPL 2019. They are coming into this game after losing six games on the trot and now need to win all their remaining three games to stay in the contention.
They look like the team to beat
In his column in the TOI, Krishnamachari Srikkanth mentioned that the Mumbai team seems to be on a roll as they are ticking all the boxes. He reckoned that the side’s combination is very good. The former cricketer also revealed that the Rohit Sharma-led team surely performing with a total team effort.
“Mumbai, seem to be ticking all the boxes. I have spoken enough about finding a good team combination and the former Champions have understood that part well. Individual brilliance can win a game or two, but for a campaign to be successful, you need a team. With Rohit Sharma also finding form at the right moment, they look like the team to beat,” wrote Krishnamachari Srikkanth in his recent column for the TOI.
MI skipper Rohit Sharma, who struggled to convert his 30s-40s into big innings on consistent basis, finally came back in form with a brilliant 67-run knock in the last game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The senior opener also has a great track record at the Eden Gardens. “The Indian Opener has always relished batting at the Eden Gardens and would love to continue that. It goes without saying that this will be KKR’s last chance at redemption,” Srikkanth furthered.