IPL 2024 / Does KKR trust a player worth Rs 20 lakh more than a player worth Rs 25 crore?

Zoom News : Apr 16, 2024, 06:00 PM
IPL 2024: In the mega auction, Kolkata Knight Riders included World Cup winner Mitchell Starc in their team by paying Rs 24.75 crore. In the history of IPL, no franchise had paid such a huge amount. Looking at the performance of this Australian bowler in the World Cup, it was felt that he would be the most reliable bowler of KKR. But from his performance so far and the management's decision, it seems that the team does not have as much confidence in him as they had shown in the auction. On the other hand, uncapped player Harshit Rana worth Rs 20 lakh has been successful in winning the trust of Gambhir.

Kolkata does not trust Starc?

Mitchell Starc has not been able to prove his worth yet. However, he bowled brilliantly in the last match against Lucknow Super Giants. Playing at KKR's home ground, Starc took 3 wickets for 28 runs in 4 overs. But if we look at his performance in 5 matches, he has proved to be very expensive along with taking less wickets. On the other hand, Harshit Rana has won the trust of the team with his performance. Analyzing the last few matches, former cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra has said that KKR has more confidence in Harshit Rana than Starc. He said that Starc had bowled well against Lucknow, yet he was given only one over in the death overs, while Harshit bowled 2 overs. He did not get any wicket but bowled well.

Let us tell you that before this, Starc had proved expensive against CSK. Harshit Rana could not play in this match. Against RCB, he gave away 47 runs in 4 overs, while Harshit Rana took 2 wickets for 38 runs. This season, Starc's economy (10.11) is also higher than Harshit Rana's economy (8.92). Harshit has taken 5 wickets in 4 matches, while Starc has taken 5 wickets in 5 matches. Harshit Rana has proved to be more influenced by him even in the death overs.

Batting vs bowling match

Kolkata Knight Riders will face Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. RR is at first place in the points table while KKR is at second place. This match could be of batting vs bowling, because KKR is the second best scoring team this season. Whereas, Rajasthan team is the best team in terms of economy.