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Don’t think there’s any need to change the formula: Boult

By Team Pardaphash 
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Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fast bowler Trent Boult today following to their nine-run defeat to Mumbai Indians in an IPL encounter stated that there will be no change in the opening order.

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Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine have opened for the men in purple since Lynn has been fit to play after being out for a month with shoulder injury.

But Narine faced just four balls chasing 174, with Tim Southee taking the West Indian’s wicket for a duck.

“It’s the formula we have followed throughout the tournament. It was about Narine and Lynn trying to put pressure on the opposition,” Boult said at the post-match press conference on Saturday night.

KKR made a hash of their run chase with none of the batsmen being able to deliver.

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Manish Pandey (33) was the highest scorer and looked the only sensible player on the pitch as the hosts threw the game away after being 53/3 at the end of powerplay overs.

“The powerplay is a big phase of the game. It has come off very well for us in other games. I don’t think there’s any need to change the formula. It was just unfortunate that it did not work out tonight,” Boult said.

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