We started off our season at Eden Gardens in the most ideal manner on Thursday. After restricting Kings XI Punjab to 170, we chased down the total in less than 17 overs. Sunrisers Hyderabad are the next to visit us so let us take a look at the numbers game.
Dozen reasons to smile: KKR’s batting in the Powerplay has been one of the talking points in this IPL season. From being a batting side that struggled during the first six overs last year to making potent statements with the bat this season, this has been quite a journey. Be it Chris Lynn, Gautam Gambhir or Sunil Narine, KKR’s opening batsmen have punished the bowlers in the first three games. Hardly a surprise then that our batting Powerplay run-rate is an astronomical 11.6 from our first three games.
The fifth reason to be at Eden today: We have a 100 percent win record against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens with 4 wins in as many games. The Knight Riders will be hoping that on ‘Nobo Borsho’, we continue that winning streak against the Orange Army.
Fortress Eden: Eden Gardens is called our fortress for a reason. Out of the 52 IPL matches played here, we have won 34, which is the most number of wins for any team at a venue. With a winning percentage over 70 for our Knights here, SRH have a tough task at hand today.
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