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IPL 2019: Rating the teams according to their performances

Mumbai Indians became the most successful team in the history of IPL this year.

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2. Kolkata Knight Riders – 5/10

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

The Dinesh Karthik-led team had a tremendous start to this year’s IPL campaign when they thumped a strong Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets. But, they lost the much-needed momentum in the middle of the tournament. The big-hitting Andre Russell scoring 510 runs with a strike rate close to 200 and the young Indian batsman Shubhman Gill smashing 3 fifties and being adjudged the Emerging player of the season were the only positives for KKR.

IPL veterans like Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik were not amongst the runs this season. The strike-rate of the former was on the slower side. Kuldeep Yadav only took 4 wickets in 9 games which was one of the biggest setbacks for the Men in Purple and Gold. With 6 wins and 8 losses out of 14 games, KKR ended being at the 5th position on the points table.

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