Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Kolkata KnightRiders
Match No :42 ,
In a battle between the laggards of IPL 2009, Bangalore Royal Challengers finds themselves in a favourable position against Kolkata KnightRiders when they meet each other today in the return leg.
According to Castrol Index, Bangalore Royal Challengers (BRC) scores over Kolkata KnightRiders (KKR) not only in the overall Batting Momentum (BM) but also in the Bowling Efficiency. The table below shows how the two teams have performed in the bowling department in this IPL so far.
|Team||Wickets taken so far||Team BE|
It is interesting to note that though BRC have lost more wickets in this tournament so far, they have also captured more wickets than KKR. This propensity to take more wickets (than KKR bowlers) has put the team Bowling Efficiency (BE) of BRC at a higher plane.
In batting also, KKR is in a precarious situation as none of their batsmen has been consistently performing well in this tournament. The table below illustrates the performances of the batsmen of KKR vis-à-vis BRC’s.
|Brad Hodge||29||Jacques Kallis||31|
|Sourav Ganguly||30||Rahul Dravid||39|
|Morne Van Wyk||53||Mark Boucher||32|
|Yashpal Singh||12||Robin Uthappa||19|
|Wriddhiman Saha||23||Ross Taylor||22|
|Brendon McCullum||10||Shreevats Goswami||23|
As the data suggests, barring Morne Van Wyk, all the other batsmen in KKR are having a poor tournament so far, which in turn has resulted in a low BM of 147 for the team. On the contrary, batsmen of BRC have been performing consistently which has contributed to BRC having a higher BM of 166 in the tournament so far.