ipl match_online cricket betting_IPL 2023 Season Review: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Kolkata Knight Riders have finished 7th in the points table. Along with captain Shreyas Iyer, pace bowlers Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson were either sitting out or injured this season. With limited pace bowling options, Kolkata did try to go with new and upcoming faces in the pace bowling. Their experienced Indian pacer Umesh Yadav played only 8 games and was injured after that. KKR had a struggling batting order as well. No one apart from Rinku Singh was consistent enough to win games for KKR. Shakib al Hasan and Litton Das also skipped the tournament citing personal reasons and national duty. This has been a learning season for Kolkata Knight Riders. They might look more aggressive in the next auction and build their strategies accordingly.
Kolkata Knight Riders have finished 7th in the points table. They are placed above Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Punjab Kings. KKR in their 14 league games won 6 and ended up losing 8. Few of them were close encounters, that could have gone either way or else KKR might be in a different position. Their NRR remained negative and ended at -0.239.
Every word will count less in explaining how good and impactful Rinku Singh was in the IPL 2023. The results of KKR’s hard work on him can be seen in Rinku’s confidence as a finisher. Batting at 5, Rinku Singh is also the KKR’s leading run scorer this season. Rinku has played all 14 games for KKR and he got the opportunity to bat in all 14 innings. Rinku smashed 474 runs this season at an outstanding average of 59.25 and batted with a magnificent strike rate of 149.52, he also smashed 29 sixes this season. Including 5 against Gujarat Titans in the last over, when he was chasing 29 runs in 6 balls.