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IPL 2018, KKR v RR: 5 players battles to look forward to

S Samaddar
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1.99K   //    15 May 2018, 16:37 IST

#4 Kuldeep Yadav v Sanju Samson

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Kuldeep Yadav is one of the most skillful bowlers in the business and after starting off brilliantly, he has not taken as many wickets as he would have liked. Additionally, Ishan Kishan’s onslaught in the previous game at Eden Gardens must still be fresh in his mind and hence, his battle tonight with another young wicketkeeper-batsman is going to be the one to watch out for. He has taken 9 wickets in 12 games and recorded an economy rate of almost 9, which is not too bad.

Sanju Samson has been one of the most consistent batsmen in this tournament but in his last four innings he could not turn good starts (all 20s) into a substantial and he would dearly like to change that trend in this game. He seems to prefer pace instead of spin and therein lies the opportunity for Yadav. The battle between these two youngsters is going to decide the direction of the RR innings in the middle overs and it promises to be an absorbing one.

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