This IPL has been one of those where many records have been created and old ones have been shattered. With 8 teams playing the tournament, there surely were instances when one team got the better of another. However, Kolkata Knight Riders, like most of the years have played some extra ordinary cricket under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir.
In the IPL so far, the Kolkata Knight Riders have been on fire time and the records that they have put up is something that justifies the same. Here are a few records that the Kolkata Knight Riders player hold in the IPL this year.
Kolkata Players In Leading IPL Awards
Best Average Runs: The award goes to none other than Chris Lynn.
The Kolkata Knight Riders Star has played some outstanding innings for the team and has an average of 83 runs in the IPL 2017 as of today! He also holds the record of having the highest strike rate in the series, which is about 201! Well, with a player of his caliber in the team, there is perfectly no doubt that the Kolkata Knight Riders team are having a roll in the tournament!
Most 50’s: Robin Uthappa gets the award!
Well, yes Robin has always been an inseparable part of the team, here is just the reason on why the team depends so heavily on the wicket-keeper-batsman. He is also ranked fourth when it come to the best strike rate category. He has a strike rate of a whopping 170.66! This means, not only can he score big, but he can also score fast! Sixes are his favorite and he is ranked second in the number of sixes hit by a batsman!
Most 4’s: Gambhir, the captain is up here!
Even though he is ranked at number four in the race to get the orange cap, this player still has the highest number of fours to his name. As many as 54 from just 12 matches!
Fastest 50: The first two names featuring in the list are Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn in the given order!
While Lynn has it in 19 balls, Sunil has it in just 15 deliveries! This year, Sunil has opened the batting order for the KKR. Over the time, has proved to be an asset for the Kolkata Knight Riders Team. He scores run at the initial stages of the innings and helps to shape it up properly!
Well, while these are individual records that are set by the players, the team as a whole too has some top records to show, that they have cumulated in the IPL this year!
Team Performance Helps Kolkata Knight Riders Stand Out Among All Others!
49-all-out: This was one of the best bowling display by the Kolkata Knight Riders Team.
Having something a tad above 130 to defend, the bowling unit sparked perfectly and went on to get the Royal Challengers Bangalore back to the dugout without even scoring 50 runs from the entire innings. In this particular match, none of the RCB batsmen could touch the double figures. This was indeed an insult to the players in the team.
Fastest Team 50: In the other match between KKR and RCB, yet another record was set and that was the fastest 50 of the team in the IPL.
KKR riding on the power hitting by Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn, went on to score their 50 runs in just their 4th over! The team went on to put 105 runs in the board within the power play. This clearly shows the punishment that the two players had imposed on the bowling side.
The IPL is yet on the way and there are many more records that might be set up by the teams. However, the records set by the knights are hard to beat. But only time will tell if one can! However, till then keep watching IPL and keep supporting the city of joy!