28 Nov
2019

IPL 2011: Kolkata take on unpredictable Kochi

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders will have revenge on mind when they take on the unpredictable Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their return leg IPL match in Kochi on Thursday.Kolkata lost by a six runs when the two teams squared off at the Eden Gardens on April 20 but fortunes have turned dramatically for both sides since then. While Gautam Gambhir’s Kolkata sit pretty at the top of the table after six wins and just three defeats so far, Mahela Jayawardene’s Kerala managed to end a three-match losing streak in their previous outing against Delhi Daredevils.On form, Kolkata start clear favourites with a formidable batting line-up and an equally intimidating bowling attack. Gambhir’s men have been a dominant force in the event rarely floundering.Kochi, on the other hand, have been inconsistent so far. The tournament debutants impressed by beating big teams such as the Mumbai Indians during the event but on most occasions, they have failed to click as a unit.After three straight losses, they sprung back to life by beating Delhi and skipper Mahela Jayawardene hoped it brings some consistency in his side’s performance.-With PTI inputslast_img

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