Indian Premier League: Gautam Gambhir Backs Narine-Shakib to Propel Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunil Narine and Shakib-al-Hasan have bowled well for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League so far. Skipper Gautam Gambhir feels the duo can fire the side into the playoffs and feels his own form is a positive.

updated: May 09, 2014 17:55 IST
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New Delhi: Back playing in familiar Indian surroundings, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir is looking at the possibility of winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) a second time.

He realises that it is not going to be easy for a team that won only three matches of the eight it has played, but he still sees a ray of hope, and to be on course it needs to win the remaining six matches to make the play-off.

For that to happen, Gambhir feels his two overseas spinners, Sunil Narine (West Indies) and Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), are the key to pulling the Knight Riders back into contention on the turning Indian tracks.

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