IPL 2024: 3 Talking Points Of KKR vs LSG (Match 28)

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KKR vs LSG talking points
KKR vs LSG talking points

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 8 wickets in this Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 game at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 14th April 2024. On the auspicious Noboborsho Day (Bengali New Year), KKR gave a perfect gift to all its supporters and fans.

Shreyas Iyer and co. are in the 2nd position in the IPL 2024 points table with 4 wins in 5 games, with their solitary loss coming at the hands of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 8th April 2024.

Lucknow tasted their second defeat on the trot as the bowlers looked hapless and without a plan in front of the destructive KKR batters.

In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of KKR vs LSG at Eden Gardens, Kolkata:

1. Mitchell Starc’s resounding performance

Mitchell Starc gave a tight slap on the face of all his naysayers as he delivered the goods with perfection on 14th April 2024. He bagged 3 wickets in front of KKR’s home crowd and sent jitters down the spines of the opposition batters.

Starc bagged the wickets of Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran and Arshad Khan and completed 5 wickets in IPL 2024. His coming-back-into-form will infuse a lot of confidence into the KKR management and into the star bowler himself.

2. Nicholas Pooran’s fireworks

Towards the fag end of the LSG innings, Nicholas Pooran went all guns blazing and scored 45 runs in 32 balls. The wicket-keeper batter from West Indies amassed 2 fours and struck 4 sixes in front of the electrifying atmosphere in Eden Gardens.

If the other LSG batters apart from KL Rahul and Ayush Badoni would have showed a little more application, LSG would have scored more runs on the board in the 1st innings.

3. Phil Salt’s match-winning knock

English wicket-keeper batter has been a blessing in disguise for KKR. He came in as a replacement player of Jason Roy and now has been in sublime form for KKR. Salt has so far scored 191 runs in IPL 2024 and is the leading run-getter for IPL in this edition’s IPL.

Phil Salt scored 89* runs in this game and made sure that KKR win the game in a comprehensive manner. His knock was packed with 14 fours and 3 sixes and has a blistering strike-rate of 189.36.

Also read: IPL 2024: 3 Reasons Why Heinrich Klaasen Can Finish As The Leading Run-Getter