Manish Pandey said Kolkata Knight Riders would look to keep their successful run intact at the business end of the Champions League Twenty20, when they take on Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-final in Hyderabad on Thursday. KKR coach Trevor Bayliss, however, feels the odds are against the Aussies.
IPL champions KKR, who have had a record 13 wins on-the-trot, have been the side to beat this year with their deep batting resources and star spinners Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla, alongside Kuldeep Yadav, the left-arm chinaman bowler. (Gambhir Scores a Century for Record-Breaking KKR)
Pandey himself has been an integral part of the Knight Riders' sensational run and he underlined his importance to the side with an unbeaten 76 in the team's last league game, an emphatic 36-run win against Dolphins in Hyderabad.