With the international as well as Indian players involved in playing bilateral series, this year IPL has been very interesting due to their match fitness and awareness of their strong zones. The teams that have more current international players have fared well in the competition due to their good form ahead of the competition. The players like Shikhar Dhawan, Glenn Maxwell, and KL Rahul are coming into this season after a good form in the international series. While Sam Curran has also been the star-performer for the England and CSK team.
The Australian bowler Pat Cummins who is the no.1 test bowler was impressive in the test series against Australia. He has continued his good form with the ball in IPL 2021 as well. But, his innings against CSK will be remembered forever by the KKR fans. The team was struggling at 31/5, then Russell and Karthik put a brilliant show with their attacking stroke-play. But as Andre Russell got dismissed, all hopes were on Pat Cummins to stay along with Dinesh Kartik so that he can play his shots freely. Although Dinesh Karthik performed quite well, it was a terrific batting display by Pat Cummins to get the team closer to the target. He remained unbeaten on 66 off 34 balls. In the video, he slams Sam Curran for 4 sixes.
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With the next match of KKR happening in Mumbai, the team can seriously look into the Playing XI of the team. In the bowling line-up, Nagarkoti and Prasidh received a good amount of flak and can be replaced by Shivam Mavi and Vaibhav Arora who are coming into this tournament after a good domestic season. In the batting line-up, none of the changes are expected.
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