The pace-spin duo of Mohammad Shami and Ashwin has been KXIP's best bowlers and they would look to put another good show. One day we will get 200 percent, because he gives so much in every ball he bowls. We thought 190 will be par and to restrict them to 170 was a great effort. To pick up 4 wickets in 8 overs in the middle for 60 runs was an outstanding effort. In the BPL, de Villiers played only 6 matches for the Rangpur Riders and scored 247 runs at a strike rate of 168.02 and also scored a century in the tournament.
After promising a lot for a long time, the opening partnership of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock finally delivered against Rajasthan Royals and notched up a 96-run partnership. It's a small step in the right direction but a step nonetheless. I've got too much respect for the game to get upset about that (his indifferent form). So asking about his form, he said: "I know you're always just one knock away from being in that confident zone".
De Villiers announced his retirement from the global format on May 23, 2018. I can not keep playing 10-11 months a year and keep being sharp after 15 years of worldwide cricket.
"I am pretty familiar with this ground, I have played here for three years", said Stoinis at the post-match press conference here. Australian fast bowling allrounder Nathan Coulter-Nile who did not get any match is set to return home and fans are claiming on social media that Steyn will be his replacement.
"It was a fantastic move to get Dale involved". 'We all know what he's capable of.
"Make sure you keep coming back and get into contest with every single ball and that's what our seam bowlers did, they did particularly well".
In India cricket is a religion and once again we got a glimpse of that.
Kohli's team, which is languishing down to the eighth spot in the IPL standings, will next lock horns with third-placed Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium on Monday. "We love playing cricket there".
KXIP captain R. Ashwin blamed his team for being sloppy on the field.
"We needed it, it's good get to two points and get ourselves started", he said. The dew helped the wicket. It was really dry (without dew) in the first half. "It's not a bad time to get some momentum back".
After losing six straight matches, the Royal Challengers opened their account in their previous match against Kings XI Punjab.
Kohli has been fined 12 lakh rupees as it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's code of conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences.
After Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians by four wickets earlier Saturday for their second win of the season, Bangalore, who have never won an IPL title, remain rooted to the bottom of the table and needing a miracle to qualify for the playoffs.