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Butter fingers! KKR continues catch-dropping spree; have missed 7 chances already in IPL 2024

Butter fingers! KKR continues catch-dropping spree; have missed 7 chances already in IPL 2024

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are facing a growing problem in IPL 2024: dropped catches. After a forgettable outing against Sunrisers Hyderabad, where they spilled four catches, KKR's fielding woes continued against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Ryan ten Doeschate, Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) fielding coach, is bound to have a long team meeting post their IPL 2024 game against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru. After all, the Knight players are making some huge blunders in the outfield, as they have already dropped as many as seven catches so far in IPL 2024.

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Their fielding woes continued on Friday night (March 29) as they dropped three crucial catches in the RCB vs KKR match. This comes on the heels of their forgettable performance against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, where they put down four catches.

Sunil Narine drops a sitter

In their match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Sunil Narine, Ramandeep Singh, and Varun Chakravarthy dropped some easy catches.

Narine, in particular, shelled one of the simplest of catches while standing at short third man to give Glenn Maxwell a reprieve. Maxwell, however, couldn’t make the most of this opportunity as he was dismissed on the very next over.

Earlier, it was Ramandeep, who gave Maxwell his first reprieve. Although a good fielder in the deep, Ramandeep shelled an easy one at deep mid-wicket boundary.

KKR’s third spill of the game came by Varun Chakravarthy, who couldn’t hang on to a Anuj Rawat catch at short third-man.

During their first IPL 2024 game against the Sunrisers, KKR fielders made a meal of several chance that came their way.

It all started when Phil Salt failed to grab one behind the stump off Mitchell Starc’s delivery. However, Varun Chakravarthy’s blunder gave a let-off to Rahul Tripathi in the ninth over, who then hit his very next ball for a six.

A few balls later, it was Suyash Sharma who dropped another one off his own bowling.

Then it was Nitish Rana, who isn’t playing the RCB vs KKR game. The left-hander dropped a simple catch of Abdul Samad. Rana got both hands under the ball with the dive but didn’t hold on to the catch.

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