Tamil Nadu’s unbeaten run in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy continued, as they beat Bengal by eight wickets in the Elite Group B match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday.
Tamil Nadu routed Assam by 10 wickets in their Elite, Group B clash here in Kolkata on Tuesday.
On the eve of their first match in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament, Tamil Nadu coach D Vasu emphasised on the need to begin well to qualify for the knockouts without hiccups.
The team will be without the services of seasoned India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar and T Natarajan, who are away in Australia on national duty.
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With both the teams meeting after back-to-back defeats, this mid-table battle will give either side much needed two points to qualify for play-offs.
Karthik handed over the reins to his deputy Morgan hours before their IPL match against Mumbai Indians here.
Karthik told the KKR management that he wants to "focus on his batting and contributing more to the team's cause.
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When the equation was down to five runs off the last ball, Karthik struck a six over extra cover to take India home in what turned out to be most iconic moment for the team in T20I cricket.
Karthik defended his decision to open with Banton in place of an in-form Rahul Tripathi who had impressed with an 81 against CSK in Abu Dhabi.
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Morgan enjoys that multi-cultural fabric which an IPL dressing room brings with players from different background, different languages, converging to create lasting memories.
Following five losses and a solitary win, Kings XI Punjab are currently placed at the bottom of the table with two points, whereas the Knight Riders are fourth with six points from three wins.
KKR acquired England's World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan but the management reposed confidence in Karthik and asked him to lead the side.