Having won the Indian Premier League title twice (2012, 2014), Kolkata Knight Riders have now gone five years without reaching the final. In the 2019 edition, the team missed out on a place in the playoffs spot too. Dinesh Karthik’s side will look to end that wait in the 13th edition.
Here are the fixtures for KKR during the 2020 season and their results:
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KKR fixtures for IPL 2020
|KKR vs MI||23 Sep, Wed (1930)||Abu Dhabi||KKR lost by 49 runs||0|
|KKR vs SRH||26 Sep, Sat (1930)||Abu Dhabi||KKR won by 7 wickets||2|
|RR vs KKR||30 Sep, Wed (1930)||Dubai||KKR won by 37 runs||4|
|DC vs KKR||3 Oct, Sat (1930)||Sharjah||KKR lost by 18 runs||4|
|KKR vs CSK||7 Oct, Wed (1930)||Abu Dhabi||KKR won by 10 runs||6|
|KXIP vs KKR||10 Oct, Sat (1530)||Abu Dhabi||KKR won by 2 runs||8|
|RCB vs KKR||12 Oct, Mon (1930)||Sharjah||KKR lost by 82 runs||8|
|MI vs KKR||16 Oct, Fri (1930)||Abu Dhabi||KKR lost by 8 wickets||8|
|SRH vs KKR||18 Oct, Sun (1530)||Abu Dhabi||KKR won Super Over||10|
|KKR vs RCB||21 Oct, Wed (1930)||Abu Dhabi||KKR lost by 8 wickets||10|
|KKR vs DC||24 Oct, Sat (1530)||Abu Dhabi||KKR won by 59 runs||12|
|KKR vs KXIP||26 Oct, Mon (1930)||Sharjah||KKR lost by 8 wickets||12|
|CSK vs KKR||29 Oct, Thu (1930)||Dubai|
|KKR vs RR||1 Nov, Sun (1930)||Dubai|
A recap of KKR’s matches during IPL 2020:
- As the last of eight teams to take to the field in this tournament, Kolkata Knight Riders showed signs of rustiness as they struggled with both bat and ball against defending champions Mumbai Indians. Having won the toss, KKR were behind the eight-ball for pretty much the entirety of the game with Pat Cummins having a forgettable first outing while bowling. Read the report here and watch the highlights below:
2. KKR showed why they were regarded as one of the strongest teams before the season began with an all-round performance. Cummins was brilliant with the ball and then Shubman Gill showed why he is rated so highly with a composed half century as KKR beat SRH by seven wickets. Read the report here and watch the highlights below:
3. DK and Co, in their first match in Dubai, lost the toss but still got to do what they wanted: bat first. And despite a superb bowling effort from Jofra Archer, KKR produced a good team effort to post a comprehensive 37-run win and make it back-to-back wins. The Indian youngsters impressed as a collective unit for KKR. Read the report here and watch highlights below:
4. Set a massive target of 229 by Delhi Capitals, KKR went on to lose by 18 runs. Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi tried hard at the end but the total proved to be too much. It was Kolkata’s second defeat of the season, having won their previous two games. Read the report here and watch highlights below:
5. Rahul Tripathi celebrated his promotion to the top by striking a 51-ball 81 as Kolkata Knight Riders returned to winning ways with a 10-run victory over Chennai Super Kings. Tripathi, finally back at his preferred opener position, stood tall on the way to his fifth IPL fifty before Kolkata Knight Riders faltered in the back end of the innings to be bowled out for 167. In reply, CSK were stopped at 157 for five.
6. Batting first, KKR rode on half-centuries from Shubman Gill and Dinesh Karthik to post 164/6. Kings XI Punjab got to 115/0 but then choked dramatically. Sunil Narine’s brilliant last over helped Kolkata seal a tense win. Read the match report here and watch highlights below:
7. Batting first on a sluggish pitch in Sharjah, RCB got to a strong total of 194/2 thanks to a stunning knock from AB de Villiers. In reply, Shubman Gill top-scored with 34 runs as the KKR innings never got going and they ended up losing the match by 82 runs. Read the match report here and watch highlights below:
8. Outplayed both in the bowling and batting department, Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a heavy defeat against defending champions Mumbai Indians. Read match report here and watch highlights below:
9. Batting first, KKR could manage 163 as Shubman Gill top-scored with 36. David Warner batted in the middle order and scored 47 but SRH could only tie the total. New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson then stole the show as Kolkata clinched the Super Over. Read match report here and watch highlights below:
10. Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat first in Abu Dhabi but his decision backfired spectacularly. Riding on a sensational opening spell by Mohammed Siraj, Royal Challengers Bangalore kept attacking relentlessly to restrict KKR to just 84/8 in 20 overs. Virat Kohli and Co then lost just two wickets to chase down the total comfortably. Read match report here and watch highlights below:
11. Not for the first time this season, KKR produced a superb turnaround after starting poorly. This time, the comeback was led by Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine with the bat before Varun Chakravarthy’s superb five-for. Read the report here and watch the highlights below.
12. The rollercoaster continued for KKR as they followed up a big win against DC with a disappointing performance against red-hot KXIP. Once again, an early batting collapse was followed by a battling recovery but it was not enough in Sharjah as Chris Gayle took KXIP past the finish line. Read the match report here and watch highlights below.
Highlights videos courtesy: iplt20.com