IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders Have An Attack That Can Stifle The Opposition – Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar

Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar believes that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has a bowling attack that can stifle any opposition in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) witnessed an amazing turnaround in the UAE leg of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. They successfully registered a slot in the playoffs with 14 points under their belt. As a result, KKR is all set to lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the eliminator of IPL 2021 tonight at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Shakib Al Hasan
Kolkata Knight Riders. Credits: IPL

Meanwhile, Former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has opined that KKR will be hoping that the West Indies powerhouse becomes fit and plays a crucial playoffs game for the team.

There is no news yet about the availability of Andre Russell, but if he is fit, then he will bolster the middle-order for Kolkata. He is just the kind of player who can turn a match with both bat and ball, so Kolkata will be hoping he is fit,” Sunil Gavaskar wrote in his column for the Times of India.

Lockie Ferguson Has Been Terrific For Kolkata Knight Riders. – Sunil Gavaskar

Lockie Ferguson
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Gavaskar showered praise on the Kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson for delivering an amazing performance for the team in the UAE leg of the IPL 2021. He opined that with two mystery spinners in the side, KKR can stifle any opposition squad. Sunil Gavaskar stated:

Lockie Ferguson has been terrific for Kolkata, with his pace rattling the best, and if he bowls as well as he can and with the two mystery spinners Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy, Kolkata have an attack that can stifle the opposition,”

Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell
Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell (Image: Twitter)

Further, Gavaskar lauded Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper-batsman, Srikar Bharat, for playing a match-winning knock in the last game against Delhi Capitals (DC). Sunil Gavaskar elaborated:

Bangalore after that terrific last-ball win over table-toppers Delhi will be buoyant for it was a newcomer KS Bharat who kept cool and finished the game with a six.”It was a brilliantly paced chase and with Maxwell once again taking the lead with some audacious strokeplay, Bharat also began to open out and played some bold shots,” 

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