Mohsin Khan seems to be growing from strength to strength. His economical bowling spell dried up the runs for Kolkata Knight Riders, he conceded only six runs from his three overs at an economy rate of 2.0. Sri Lankan yorker specialist
Avesh Khan showcased a match-winning performance by bamboozling the KKR batting lineup. His 3/19 including a maiden over was instrumental in LSG’s comfortable victory over KKR.
Young leggie Ravi Bishnoi has picked up nine wickets from 11 outings. He registered a solitary scalp in the last game as he accounted for Rinku Singh.
Sri Lankan yorker specialist Dushmantha Chammera was also economical with the ball in hand as he finished with figures of 1/14 from his three overs.
Jason Holder was impressive with both bat and ball. While he played a cameo knock of a four-ball 13, he also broke KKR’s backbone with figures of 3/31 from his 2.3 overs.
Youngster Ayush Badoni remained unbeaten on 15 against KKR and showed some great resistance in the death overs just when it appeared that the Kolkata bowlers would stage a comeback with some quick wickets.
Krunal Pandya scored a handy 25 in the last encounter and while he did not bowl in the last game, LSG would be hoping for an amazing performance from him with the ball in hand in their next match. He has so far registered nine scalps to his name from 11 matches.
Marcus Stoinis added some precious runs for Lucknow towards the back end of their innings which paved the way for them to post a competitive total on the board that eventually turned out to be a match-winning one. He scored 28 runs off 14 balls with a strike rate of exactly 200.
Deepak Hooda played a great supporting knock to in-form Quinton de Kock as he contributed with an impactful 27-ball 41. He added 71 runs for the second wicket stand with the wicketkeeper-batter and carried out the rescue act.
Quinton de Kock played a great knock under pressure after skipper KL Rahul’s early dismissal in the very first over. He ensured that Lucknow did not press the panic button and went on to score a magnificent half-century. The southpaw’s quickfire knock of 50 runs from 29 deliveries played an instrumental role in LSG posting a total in excess of 175.
KL Rahul might have been run out for a diamond duck in the last game, but he had gone into that contest on the back of a solid half-century against the Delhi Capitals. So far, the Lucknow skipper has two centuries to his name and has so far amassed 451 runs from 11 games.