Points of IPL 2020 game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi.
Why did the Knight Riders take so long to play Ferguson?
The ability to bowl the 90mph yorker as well as the slow, pitch-legcutters without a clear change of action. Three wickets in regular time, two in super over. Economy rate of 3.75 in regular time.
Why did the Knight Riders wait so long before removing Loki Ferguson?
The reason is quite simple. You can only play four foreign players in your XI, and while everyone is fit and available and their actions are not in doubt, it is difficult for the Knight Riders to leave Eoin Morgan – who is now their captain – Andre Russell , Sunil Narayan or Pat Cummins.
Cummins hasn’t lit the tournament with the ball, yes, but he does provide lower-order firepower that Knight Riders – who often pack their teams with bowling options – certainly need. Cummins has also batted at number 7 this season, including the Knight Riders’ previous game against the Mumbai Indians, in which he scored 61 runs in 5 and 53 not out on 36 runs.
Ferguson does not have a single half-century in first-class, List A or T20 cricket, so he will not be like a replacement of sorts in this Knight Riders line-up. And he did not have a particularly good IPL in 2019, playing five matches, taking only two wickets and giving 10.76 runs per over.
Issues surrounding Naren’s action have given the Knight Riders a chance to pick their other overseas players, and after trying Tom Banton and Chris Green for each game, they finally gave Ferguson his chance on Sunday.
Why didn’t Narayan play?
While the IPL’s Suspicious Bowling Action Committee approved its action, the Knight Riders had an option to play Naren, but opted not to. This was probably because the committee’s decision was only communicated to the team hours before the match. By then, the Knight Riders had probably already decided on their combination and were preparing plans for the game.
Why did Williamson open for Sunrisers?
When the Sunrisers’ chase began, they threw what seemed to be a curbball, sending Ken Williamson instead of David Warner to open with Johnny Bairstow. It soon emerged that Williamson was suffering an injury that he sustained while fielding, and did not rush between the wickets.
With the field banned for the first six overs, the Sunrisers had a chance to bat Williamson in a stage that allowed them to consistently look for boundaries without worrying too much about running between wickets. He did exactly that as he was bowled out for 29 off 19 balls and flared the Sunrisers.
Why did Russell bat at number 4?
The Knight Riders have achieved three top spots quite well through the tournament, but have seen three of their big-name middle-order batsmen – Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell – match up and match up with opposition bowlers Is rotated according to
On Sunday, the Knight Riders sent Russell when he lost his second over, scoring 2 for 87 in the 12th over.
Shubman Gill was battling to get out, scoring 37 runs and scoring 36 runs, presumably feeling the need to send the Knight Riders to their biggest hitter at the time. Russell did not have a great tournament with the bat before this game, managing a score of more than 20 in just seven innings, and perhaps his team felt that this allowed them to give themselves a little more time than usual to play. Will help
And for the match-up, the Sunrisers had no fast bowler who could possibly disclaimer Russell with a short ball, and he had already taken three overs from his most dangerous wicket-taker, Rashid Khan. .
In all of these cases, it was worth taking, but it didn’t quite stop, with Russell getting out early, hitting a powerful shot straight to deep midwicket.
Why did Russell bowl the last over despite being injured?
Russell has been the premier death bowler for the Knight Riders, and suffered a major setback when he injured his hamstring during a fielding a ball during the 12th over of the Sunrisers’ chase. He was off the field, and returned in the early 17th over but did not appear to be particularly relaxed.
When the final over began, the Sunrisers needed 18 runs, and the Knight Riders’ other fast bowlers had exhausted all their quotas. The only options were Russell and Kuldeep Yadav of the left hand wrist. Most teams do not bowl spinners in this situation, and the pitch in Abu Dhabi is slow, although not turning much, so there was a distinct threat to either Warner or Rashid Khan – both capable six-hitters – taking Yadav apart. Were going
Therefore, the Knight Riders moved in with Russell, although he was clearly not fit to bowl at full speed. He bowled and bowled at a moderate pace, and the move backfired when Warner hit him with three consecutive fours, but in the end two good bowlers ensured that the match went into a super over.