Sports Cricket 08 Apr 2017 It was Gautam Gambhi ...

It was Gautam Gambhir's idea to open with Chris Lynn: KKR's Suryakumar Yadav

PTI
Published Apr 8, 2017, 12:11 pm IST
Updated Apr 8, 2017, 12:13 pm IST
Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn demolished Gujarat Lions to seal a thumping 10-wicket win for Kolkata Knight Riders.
 "From the time Chis Lynn joined the KKR camp in Kolkata, the skipper (Gautam Gambhir) told him that he will be opening the innings. So it wasn't an instinctive decision but a pre-planned move," said Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo: BCCI)

Rajkot: Kolkata Knight Riders' vice-captain Suryakumar Yadav said that skipper Gautam Gambhir had a big role in promoting Chris Lynn up the order after watching his meaty blows during team's training session at the Eden Gardens.

"From the time Chis Lynn joined the KKR camp in Kolkata, the skipper told him that he will be opening the innings. So it wasn't an instinctive decision but a pre-planned move," Surya told mediapersons after the match.

 

Any team targets a solid start to the tournament and it was no different for the KKR.

"It was a big total as both sides playing first match of the tournament and 183 wasn't an easy target on any wicket", he said.

Surya said that Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav needed to be played as they bring in different varieties.

"Spinners are our strength. Both our spinners (Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine) are very good spinners and keeping anyone out of the game would not be a good for their confidence."

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Location: India, Gujarat, Rajkot




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