Nitish Rana plays for KKR © AFP
Nitish Rana plays for KKR © AFP

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) eased to a 7 wicket win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match 15 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. It was Nitish Rana, who lead from the front for his with both, bat and ball. For his all-round performance, Rana was awarded the Man of the Match. Speaking at the presentation, Rana said that he wants to play for India. He said: ”It’s there at the back of my mind (to play for India), but right now my focus is to do my best.”

This was Rana’s second consecutive MoM for KKR. He said: ”Backed myself, and I’m lucky to be MoM in both these last two games.” Rana has been KKR’s surprise package with the bowling as well, picking 4 wickets so far. On his bowling he said: “I know that my job is to defend runs and that’s what I was striving for. I bowl regularly in domestic cricket. ”

KKR now top the points table with 6 points, just ahead of SRH thanks to net run-rate.