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IPL 2021: Iyer, Tripathi showcase KKR’s fearless new spirit that should put everyone on high alert


The Mumbai Indians bowling attack is a high-quality one. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult are the undisputed leaders of the Indian and New Zealand national teams. Adam Milne can work up some real pace. Rahul Chahar has just come into the mix for India. Krunal Pandya has played for India as well and have the experienced Kieron Pollard to fall back on. Quality and experience all the way through.

But by the time the match against the Kolkata Knight Riders ended, no one was talking about the MI bowling attack. Rather the focus was fully on the manner in which Eoin Morgan and his team have started phase two of IPL 2021.

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After MI were restricted to 155/6 on a pitch that seemed to have something for the spinners, KKR’s batsmen came out and put on a display of fearless batting that simply took one’s breath away.

It started with a six off the second ball of the innings — Shubman Gill laying into a delivery from Trent Boult. There wasn’t much wrong with the delivery except that perhaps it was pitched up but the right-hander, as he had shown in the first game against RCB, isn’t content with slowly trying to work his way…

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