Ahead of their opening game of IPL 2021 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Kolkata Knight Riders squad gathered for an intra-squad practice match. Team Gold, led by Dinesh Karthik are up against Team purple, led by Ben Cutting.
The former KKR skipper, Dinesh Karthik looked in sublime touch as he smashed 90 runs and helped his team post 174 in 20 overs. Team Gold was at 109-3 after 14 overs. Karthik, who came to bat at 4, scored a quickfire 90 before falling prey to Sandeep Warrier in the final over.
Dinesh Karthik scored 90 runs in the first practice match of Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of IPL 2021.
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KKR to face SRH in campaign opener
Kolkata Knight Riders, led by Eoin Morgan, will start their IPL 2021 campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 11 at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The franchise had a roller-coaster campaign in the 2020 edition and had failed to qualify for the playoffs.