IPL 2018, KKR vs DD: Nitish Rana, Kolkata’s runaway hit

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty
Published: April 17, 2018 1:01:46 am

Nitish Rana forged a quickfire 61-run fifth-wicket partnership with Andre Russell that propelled KKR to 200/9. (Source: BCCI)

Rana oozes class
Nitish Rana is proving to be one of the smartest buys at the auction for Kolkata Knight Riders. The two-time champions bought him for Rs 3.4 crore, which now looks a bargain. Not that the left-hander did something special in the first three matches of this IPL, apart from his double whammy with the ball – Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – against Royal Challengers Bangalore. With the bat, he had gotten starts but failed to capitalise on that. But every time Rana came to the crease he looked assured. A match-winning knock felt like just around the corner. It happened against Delhi Daredevils. Incidentally, Rana plays his…

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