IPL 2012 Live Cricket Score: Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 match at Cuttack

Although the Kolkata Knight Riders have only 50 per cent win ratio till now — three victories from six matches so far — the Kolkata outfit certainly starts as favourite © AFP

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Cuttack: Apr 22, 2012

 

Deccan Chargers (DC) take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 29th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at Cuttack.

 

The bottom-placed Deccan Chargers will continue their quest for an elusive victory when they take on an inconsistent Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match.

 

The Chargers, yet to open their account, would draw inspiration from the fact that they had won both their matches in 2010 at the Barabati Stadium when the venue played host to two out of seven of their home games.

 

But having lost all four of their matches so far this season, they will have to get their act together against a side high on confidence after defeating Kings XI Punjab comprehensively in their last match.

 

Although the Knight Riders have only 50 per cent win ratio till now — three victories from six matches so far — the Kolkata outfit certainly starts as favourite.

 

Given the unpredictability factor associated with this format of the game, it would be a folly to rule out any team, but, in the current scenario, the Chargers are in a real spot of bother and it would certainly take a great effort from them to get the better of the Knight Riders.

 

The only way they can hope to pull it off tomorrow, is by playing out of their skins, and hoping that the luck sides with them.

 

It would be important for the openers — skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Shikhar Dhawan — to lay a solid platform for a competitive total.

 

Teams:

 

KKR: Brendon McCullum, Jacques Kallis, Manvinder Bisla (wk), Gautam Gambhir (c), Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Sunil Narine, Laxmipathy Balaji, Brett Lee.

 

DC: Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel, Kumar Sangakkara (c & wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Cameron White, Ishank Jaggi, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Veer Pratap Singh.

 

Catch the live score & ball-by-ball commentary of the IPL 2012 match between DC and KKR here