Kolkata Knight Riders Profiting from Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav's Form: Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata Knight Riders are eyeing a play-off berth in Indian Premier league 2014. KKR play Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens on Thursday.

updated: May 22, 2014 12:48 IST
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Former Kolkata Knight Riders captain Sourav Ganguly is happy that a fit Umesh Yadav is bowling at full steam again. The injury-prone Yadav has been vital to India's bowling strength overseas and Ganguly feels his KKR form is good news ahead of the tour of England and Australia later this year.

Writing for, Ganguly praised Robin Uthappa for his fine form this season. Uthappa is the first batsman to register 40 or more in seven successive innings in the IPL. Retired Australian opener Matthew Hayden (2009), Virender Sehwag (2012) and Michael Hussey (2013) have recorded a similar feat five times each.

Uthappa scored a breezy 67 off 39 balls against a quality Chennai Super Kings attack at the Eden Gardens as KKR cantered to an eight-win win at home. This was Uthappa's fourth fifty in IPL 2014 and 12th overall.

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