Karthik said that CSK batted well in the beginning of the innings, but he had faith in Narine and Varun Chakrvarthy and that paid off. "If you give an opportunity to an IPL team, an opening, and they've got quality players to take it - today with Narine holding overs back, it made it very difficult in the back end," Stephen Fleming, the Super Kings coach, would say later. Runs. KKR beat CSK by 10 runs. It could have failed even if some of the Super Kings batsmen had made better decisions. They went for Narine, keeping faith in his ability to tie down, and fox, even set batsmen. Kolkata’s 194/6 was set up Nitish Rana (81 in 53 balls) and Sunil Narine (64 in 32), who added 115 for the fourth wicket in just 56 balls. The Knight Riders had lost Nitish Rana on the first ball of the ninth over, with Karn Sharma bowling his legbreaks. Narine played a crucial role in the death over to help KKR defeat KXIP by 2 runs. You have reached a degraded version of ESPN.com because you're using an unsupported version of Internet Explorer. Sunil Narine played only five matches for the Trinbago Knight Riders in their unbeaten CPL 2020 campaign so far. Ambati Rayudu's figures were 41 off 50, and dismissed thrice (44 off 55 after the match). With Narine, that risk is minimal: 'hit out or get out'. The batting position wasn't as important as the stage of the game he came in at. IPL 2020, RCB vs KKR Highlights: RCB won by 82 runs as bowlers shine An explosive batting line-up and a lethal-at-death bowling attack will give defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) a definitive edge over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) when the two teams clash in an IPL game at Sheikh Zayed Stadiu, Abu Dhabi on Friday. Second, Narine's entry would have left MS Dhoni with two options: either continue using spinners and risk them going for plenty, or bring back one of his fast bowlers and risk having a few less overs of pace at the death than he would like. Sunil Narine was introduced into the attack in the 12th over by KKR. Narine's entire career as an opener has been fashioned in the vein of what street cricket calls the 'hit out or get out' method. So why not send in Eoin Morgan, in great touch himself and one of the world's most accomplished white-ball batsmen? But although Watson and Rayudu were cruising towards the target, they weren't doing it at breakneck speed. … The KKR skipper brought Narine into the attack in after 11th over. Prashant Gautam Follow on Twitter October 24, 2020. Defending the total, Karthik used Narine bowling skill strategically. For a complete ESPN.com experience, please upgrade or use a supported browser. The all-rounder batted at the fourth position against MS Dhoni-led Chennai. Watson was going strong as he was hitting the ball well. ... IPL 2020: Eoin Morgan Reveals Who’s Decision It Was To Bat Sunil Narine At 5. As it turned out, they hadn't. The Knight Riders had only got 167, about 25 to 30 runs short of what they looked like getting halfway into their innings. In the IPL, Sunil has scored 771 runs at a staggering strike-rate of 168.34. Sunil Narine, who had the responsibility to defend 14 runs off the final over, fulfilled it to perfection as he gave away just 12 runs to guide Kolkata to a narrow two-run win. Matches. When Narine came on to bowl, ESPNcricinfo's Smart Stats tool gave the Super Kings a win probability of 78.72%. Besides him, no player of Kolkata crossed touched the score of even 20 in the match against CSK. He scored 17 runs off 19 deliveries. Sunil Narine has witnessed a constant dip in his form since being questioned for his action back in 2014/15. Narine returned figures of two for 28. "So comforting sitting on the sidelines to know you've got an experienced individual with four overs up his sleeve out of the nine overs left in the innings.". I am really proud of him as a player. The partnership saw both batsmen going past their 50-run mark. 127. In the last five overs of games in the tournament, Russell scored 351 runs from 141 balls at a strike rate of 248.90. Du Plessis fell, Watson and Rayudu bedded in, and Narine continued to prowl the outfield, with Karthik rotating all his other bowlers. Narine made a typical Narine score of 17 off 9, and the third-wicket stand brought 28 runs in 2.5 overs. Kolkata Knight Riders’ West Indian spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspect action during his team’s IPL clash against Kings XI Punjab here … IPL 2020 FULL COVERAGE |  IPL 2020 SCHEDULE  | IPL 2020 POINTS TABLE. It's possible that Narine's failures at the top of the order were playing on his mind to an extent where he would be more liability than asset in that position. KKR vs CSK Match 21 Highlights, IPL 2020 Abu Dhabi: Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine Star as Knights Beat Chennai by 10 Runs | Kolkata Knight Riders vs … Narine couldn’t light up the IPL this year either - with bat or ball. Wickets. Faf du Plessis had 16 off 26, out once. Narine was also out early enough that it left space for Morgan and Andre Russell to launch at the death. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik praised all-rounder Sunil Narine, calling him a key player. Talking about batting, Narine started opening the innings for KKR in 2017 and has transformed into a phenomenal striker of the ball. Tripathi scored 81 off 51 balls, smashing eight fours and three sixes. ... Narine also conjured just 121 runs at an average of 13.44 and one fifty with his bat. He hadn't had a great time at the top of the order, true, with 27 runs off 31 balls in four innings in IPL 2020; each time he was troubled by short bowling delivered at pace. One of the most destructive batsmen in IPL history, Sunil Narine was very poor with the bat in the tournament. IPL 2020: Sunil Narine is One of us; The Least we can do is Back Him, Says Dinesh Karthik. Sunil Narine has been placed in the warning list and one more reporting of his action by the on-field umpires could lead to him being barred from bowling in IPL 2020. The Knight Riders have not used Cummins at the death since he got pasted in their first game. IPL 2020 | KKR opt new opening combination against CSK after Sunil Narine's struggle Narine has scored only 27 runs in four matches as the opener for KKR. The West Indian player delivered on the expectation as he sent Watson to the pavilion just after he scored a half-century. It seemed baffling because what the Knight Riders seemingly needed after a below-par total was early wickets. Sunil Narine is one of us. IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders defeat Delhi Capitals by 59 runs, here's what the winning captain Eoin Morgan said post the crucial win. IPL 2020: I Don't Run Behind My Players With Stick In Hand, Says Captain Rohit Sharma. For two connected reasons. But with four successive games of swinging and missing, hanging on the back foot and unable to capitalise on the balls that didn't hit that length, it was on the cards that Narine would be moved down the order. Cummins needed to strike, but failing that, keep things quiet. He gave away just 28 runs off his four overs and took the important wickets of Mandeep Singh and Nicholas Pooran in the process. This exiled campaign in the UAE has been no exception. Narine's wicket was more expendable than Morgan's at that stage, and what was needed was to inject some momentum into the innings in the middle overs, where traditionally bowling sides control the run rate more. Cricket. He conceded just ten runs leaving enough room for Andre Russell, who bowled the last over, to defend the total. Defending the choice to continue playing Narine at top order, Karthik said that he is proud of him as a player. What they actually needed, was what Karthik and the Knight Riders think-tank sussed correctly: Narine operating entirely at the back end of the chase. Karthik said that CSK batted well in the beginning of the innings, but he had faith in Narine and Varun Chakrvarthy and that paid off. Tactically, the move worked perfectly. Known for his batting pyrotechnics and spin bowling, Narine has been rusty with the bat but still kept things tight with the ball for the two-time champions in the ongoing IPL 2020 edition. The only downside to the tactic of sending in a pinch-hitter in T20s is the risk of the pinch-hitter getting into a rut, and slowing things down rather than speeding them up. We thought we will ease Sunny's pressure a little bit and send Rahul up,” the KKR captain said at the post-match presentation. Karthik’s 14-ball 29 runs took Kolkata to a respectable total of 163 in 20 overs. Chennai 99/1 after 12 overs: Alright, Karthik brings in Sunil Narine and he bowls an excellent over, giving just five runs. Narine, before the match against Chennai Super Kings, opened for Kolkata Knight Riders with Shubman Gill. The tactic could have failed if the Super Kings had got off to a blazing start, the kind that reduces the required rate by a whole point. Instead, Dinesh Karthik and the Knight Riders used Narine tactically. Sunil Narine: Sunil Narine has cleared his bowling action and is off the warning list. The question was asked in both innings when the Kolkata Knight Riders took on the Chennai Super Kings. He conceded just ten runs leaving enough room for Andre Russell, who bowled the last over, to defend the total. He stated that the team would like to maintain a fluid line-up for tactical versatility. Appreciating Tripathi, Karthik said that it was good to see him do the job at the top for the side. Left-handed bat. 892. This came as a surprise to the franchise and Narine, considering he has played over 115 games in the IPL since 2012 and as many as 68 games since 2015, when he was last reported during the IPL season for a suspect action before being subsequently cleared completely … Taking cognisance of Narine's dip in form, the KKR think tank opted to go without him in the high-voltage clash against the Kohli-led RCB camp. South Africa vs England, 1st T20I Live Streaming: When and where to watch SA vs ENG online? Narine began wheeling away. On the day, Narine repaid that faith handsomely. The KKR captain also heaped praise on Rahul Tripathi who helped his side reach a decent total. They kept faith in his match-up with Dhoni which is even more startling than the rest, standing now at 39 runs off 80 balls with two dismissals and no boundaries. “There are some key players. However, after the match, Sunil Narine was reported for a suspect action. Surely the time to bring Narine was early on? Across his five appearances, he scored 144 runs at an average of 28.80 and he held a staggering strike-rate of 148.45. IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings - Highest Run Scorers and Leading Wicket Takers From Both Sides. ipl 2020 Narine has fared well with the ball so far In the ongoing IPL season, Narine has struggled with the bat, having scored mere 44 runs from five innings at an average of 8.80, so far. A left-hander to a legspinner is a natural match-up. ALSO READ: IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings - Highest Run Scorers and Leading Wicket Takers From Both Sides. "With the ball, yes he came in late in the piece but jeez the job he did at the back end of the innings," Mills gushed. Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action. They've identified Russell as one of their death-overs specialists. Before coming into this game, Narine's match-up with the Super Kings' top order was excellent: Shane Watson had scored 88 runs off 83 balls against Narine, being dismissed eight times (89 off 85 with nine dismissals after the match). And they kept faith in the tactical ploy that had been devised to mount a successful defence. "Just hasn't quite worked for him at the top of the order in the first few games of the tournament so far. The bowling plan was harder to fathom in the first half of the Super Kings' chase. Sunil Narine was promoted to number five, ahead of skipper Eoin Morgan and the move paid off as he along with Nitish Rana added 115 runs for KKR. IPL 2020: Sunil Narine reported for suspect bowling action ... where he defended 14 off six balls as Punjab lost a thrilling encounter by a narrow margin of two runs. A change is as good as a holiday they say," the Knight Riders' bowling coach Kyle Mills would say after the match. While batting, Narine didn't walk out to open. He kept things quiet. Except, the Super Kings didn't have the kind of attack that could pull off a sustained short-ball barrage. With Narine, that risk is minimal: 'hit out or get out'. He could muster just 121 runs in 9 innings - 64 of these were scored in one innings! Since its inception in 2008, the IPL has a habit of making stars of lesser known cricketers. But, he failed to make an impact as an opener. Rabada provided the much-needed breakthrough to Delhi as he dismissed Narine (64) in the 17th over, reducing KKR to 157/4.

Sunil Narine and Prasidh Krishna displayed ice-cool temperament at the death as Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a stunning two-run win over Kings XI Punjab in an IPL game on Saturday. The Caribbean off-spinner bowled a sensational bowling performance in Abu Dhabi and was the chief architect of Kolkata's narrow win. 3 to 7, and dropped Shreyas Iyer off his own bowling once. Chennai 94/1 after 11 overs: Smart batting from Watson and Rayudu as they see off Pat Cummins' final over and there is no sign of Sunil Narine yet. Of course, if the match had shaped differently, Karthik might well have called on Narine to bowl before the 12th over. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik praised all-rounder Sunil Narine, calling him a key player. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) off-spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for suspected illegal bowling action during the win over Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020. Sunil Narine’s CPL 2020 form guide ahead of IPL 2020. Delhi lost their openers to Pat Cummins (4-0-17-3) early, and the chase ran out of steam when Varun Chakravarthy (4-0-20-5) picked up Nos. Dream11 IPL 2020: Chris Green likely to replace Sunil Narine in Bangalore vs Kolkata live match. Karthik gambled by bowling out Pat Cummins the over before he brought Narine on. Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has questioned the strange tactics adopted by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in yesterday's IPL 2020 encounter against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).. "Narine was reported for suspect action by the match officials after KKR's match vs KXIP held on Oct 10, 2020 in Abu Dhabi. That they fell cheaply didn't diminish the tactical use of Narine. Sunil Narine starred with the ball for KKR on Saturday as he defended 14 runs off the final over to help his team stun Kings XI Punjab by 2 runs in Match 24 of IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi. Essentially, that's what Narine was doing at the top of the order anyway; he just did it at No. IPL 2020: Sunil Narine 'not that far behind' Andre Russell - Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore. He mentioned that he was particularly unconvinced about the usage of Sunil Narine, both with the bat and the ball, while … When he had completed his second over, the match had altered radically with the win probability more than halved at 36.81%. IPL 2020, KKR vs DC: Varun Chakravarthy takes five-for as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 59 runs ... we deserve after an unimpressive 2020; KKR vs DC: Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine … When bowling, the Super Kings had gone to 94 for 1 in 11 overs before Narine was handed the ball. They could have either had one of their rookie pacers partner Russell at the death, or Narine. 4 in this match. Privacy Policy and Safety Information / Your California Privacy Rights. The least we can do is back him. Watson a run away from fifty. Among other things, it also probably played a part in Dhoni not calling on Ravindra Jadeja to bowl at all. Narine has been extremely effective in the powerplay overs and even at the death. 120. Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy starred as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by 59 runs in Match 42 of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. ... Of those 1080 runs, 510 came in the IPL, at a strike rate of 204.81. IPL 2020: Sunil Narine's action cleared, off warning list ... bowled by Narine, when Kings XI needed 14 runs for victory. Explaining the reason behind sending him at four, Karthik said they thought it would ease his pressure. ALSO READ: Talking Points: Why did Sunil Narine bowl so late? Biggest flops of IPL 2020 10-11-2020. Mills described the role he performed as that of a "pinch hitter". Sunil Narine Narine has not ... Before IPL 2020, it would have been unthinkable to drop Russell, but one of the most valuable players in T20 cricket has been hurting badly - … They kept faith in his ability to bowl against a daunting asking rate. Narine also bowled the penultimate over when CSK required 36 runs. IPL 2020: Varun Chakravarthy’s rise, Sunil Narine’s return, and the Shubman Gill problem for KKR 25 Oct, 2020 Even the staunchest Kolkata Knight Riders fan would not have predicted a 59-run win against Delhi Capitals, who, despite the defeat, sit smugly at second spot on the points table. ... IPL 2020: Padikkal earned $27,000 while Jadhav's 62 runs cost $1m. Sunil Narine Bowling All-rounder. It could have failed if Narine had an off-day with the ball. Tactically, the move worked perfectly. Maybe, the Knight Riders had demoted Narine a match early? With the new ball, but failing that, within the powerplay at least? 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