KKR's batting woes emanate right from the top with the highly talented Shubman Gill continuing his poor run— 89 runs from six outings.
Here's all you need to know about Match 19 of the IPL 2021 between CSK and RCB
Chennai Super Kings survived a massive scare on Wednesday night and MS Dhoni's men would have learnt a lot of lessons. Kolkata, meanwhile, can look forward in hope that their middle order might have recovered some batting form, just in time to save their 2021 IPL season.
IPL 2021: Andre Russell blames nature of pitch for KKR's batting collapse, says his team will bounce back strongly
Needing just 30 runs from 27 deliveries, KKR's experienced finishers— Russell and Dinesh Karthik— faltered big time as the five-time champions Mumbai pulled off an epic comeback to secure their first win of the season.
IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan's match-ups masterclass, gems that will be forgotten and other talking points from SRH vs KKR
Despite the presence of several heavyweights, it was the domestic duo of Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi who led KKR to 187/5, sharing a 93-run second-wicket partnership in just 8.2 overs.
Karthik said the veteran of 700-plus international wickets has overwhelmed everyone by his work ethic in the last one week after he joined the IPL side.
IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders' players assemble in Mumbai for week-long quarantine ahead of 14th edition
Former IPL skipper Dinesh Karthik, Varun Chakaravarthy, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Vaibhav Arora were among the first set of people to arrive.
Here's the full schedule of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 'I’ve worked hard', Shahrukh Khan on journey from selection snubs to arriving at world’s richest cricket league
While IPL auctions are sometimes criticised for players getting more value than what they deserve, Shahrukh, in the upcoming IPL, has the chance to show his real worth.
Siddharth (4/20) spun his web around the Baroda batsmen to restrict them to a meagre 120 for 9 and then Tamil Nadu overhauled the target in 18 overs, with opener C Hari Nishaanth top-scoring with 35.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: KB Arun Karthik shines as Tamil Nadu beat Rajasthan to enter final for second successive time
Arun Karthik hammered nine boundaries and three sixes, in his match-winning knock and fittingly finished the game with a boundary.
Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Tamil Nadu hold edge over Rajasthan in semi-finals; Punjab favourites against Baroda
Tamil Nadu will face Rajasthan and Punjab would take on Baroda in the semi-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Final chance for domestic players to impress in knock-outs ahead of IPL auction
While Karnataka will go all out looking to retain the title, the seven other teams which have made it to the quarter-finals will be itching to make an impact and get their names inscribed on the trophy.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Dinesh Karthik to lead Tamil Nadu, all-rounder Vijay Shankar named vice-captain
However, the team will be without the services of seasoned India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar and T Natarajan, who are away in Australia on national duty.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay and Vijay Shankar named in Tamil Nadu probables
Senior India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, all-rounder Washington Sundar and left-arm pacer T Natarajan miss out as they are in Australia on national duty.
KXIP are placed fifth on the points table having won five games from 11 outings, while KKR are a notch better, occupying the fourth spot with 12 points.
IPL 2020: DC eye collective batting effort to consolidate top spot as KKR aim to stay in hunt for playoffs
Young Prithvi Shaw needs to bat with more responsibility at the top since Dhawan may not be able to rescue the side all the time. Shaw's last four innings have included two ducks.
Pacer Mohammed Siraj's fiery opening spell, accentuated by two rare wicket-maiden overs, set up Royal Challengers Bangalore's dominant eight-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders.
IPL 2020: Lockie Ferguson saves the day for KKR against SRH but questions remain over combination and strategy
The Kolkata Knight Riders' core players such as Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, and Eoin Morgan have been consistent but not brilliant. They still rely on that moment of brilliance to get them across the line.