KKR have done well in all departments with noted top and middle-order batsmen among runs © Getty Images
KKR have done well in all departments with noted top and middle-order batsmen among runs © PTI

Sep 24, 2014

Having won 11 matches on a trot, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be aiming to keep their juggernaut rolling as they meet Perth Scorchers in their third group league match of the Champions League T20 2014 (CLT20) on Wednesday. The reigning IPL champions have been on a roll beating the formidable Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Lahore Lions in their first two group league games.

KKR have done well in all departments with noted top and middle-order batsmen among runs. Skipper Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa came good in the last match against Lahore Lions while Andre Russell and Ryan ten Doeschate won it from an improbable position in the first match against the CSK.

The bowling attack as usual has been led by Sunil Narine, who has been miserly and effective in both matches. The Scorchers may not be mere pushovers for KKR though Mitchell Marsh showed with two successive sixes in the last match against the Dolphins. Needing 12 off the last two deliveries, Marsh dispatched seamer Robbie Frylinck over deep mid-wicket and long-on to successfully chase down a target of 165 set up by the Dophins.

The Scorchers will have a bit of experience in their line-up as seasoned chinaman bowler Brad Hogg and Pakistani T20 freelance Yasir Arafat in their ranks. Some of their players Sam Whiteman, Joel Paris, Jason Behrendorff with the ball have fared well for the team in the clash with Dolphins, PTI reported. Catch live streaming of the match on starsports.com and watch it live on Start Sports network.

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