Dinesh Karthik looked in good touch in the first game and he gave the finishing touches to the good start from the KKR openers. He can be a vital cog in this Kolkata Knight Riders lineup considering that he partners well with captain Eoin Morgan and also provides a good option in the middle order.
The experienced wicket-keeper scored 22 of just 9 deliveries with two fours and one six in his innings and he could have been useful if he had come earlier to the crease.
However, Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping he continues to stay in form as he had a poor season in the last IPL and he adds a lot of value to the strong middle order that KKR possesses. He can be a game-changer against the Mumbai Indians.