'Great game': KKR captain Dinesh Karthik urges Mumbai Indians to play fast

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Dinesh Karthik said on Tuesday that it was good for him to play against Mumbai Indians so early in the tournament.

'Great game': KKR captain Dinesh Karthik urges Mumbai Indians to play fast

The first match of the KKR Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played’ against the Mumbai Indians on September 23 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

"They (Mumbai Indians) have a team of world class players, they have a strong line up and the number of IPL titles shows that we are playing Mumbai at the beginning of the tournament." "Every year is a different year," Dinesh Karthik told a virtual press conference. "I'm sure it will be a great game tomorrow."

Kolkata has a poor record against Mumbai. Both the teams have played 25 matches against each other, out of which 19 have been won’ by Mumbai under Rohit Sharma.

KKR has strengthened its line-up with the addition of England captain Avon Morgan, Australian fast bowler pacer Pat Cummins, American fast bowler Ali Lur Ali Khan and Australian spinner Chris Green. The team finished fifth in the 2019 IPL and now it has to find its way.

Speaking during a press conference, Morgan said he was prepared to pay a fine if asked to do so. "I think with the squad we have, it gives us a lot of options in both batting and bowling. I think we have a lot of versatile cricketers in the squad. I know Andre Russell Played for KKR. “Hopefully, if I told Morgan that I was a finisher, I would.

Dinesh Karthik also signaled to Shobin Gul and Sunil Narine to start batting for the franchise. "Shabham is a gun, he is a standard player, I am sure he will exceed all expectations, he is good to be happy, the opening combination of Gul and Narain is good," he said.

Talking about the bowlers in his group, Karthik said: "We have talked about the speed at which spinners need to bowl. We have talked about that, every franchise is united. We need to talk about the speed and length the spinners need. Bowling in the UAE. "All the Indian fast bowlers are performing well. It will be difficult to decide who will start the tournament. Will They are around, we are in good shape. It is important that we choose the correct eleven as KKR. "


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