Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, and Prasidh Krishna were dropped from Kolkata Knight Riders' playing 11 for their crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 game against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday.
KKR's choice to leave out the three normal starters for their tenth match of IPL 2019 came after the trio had an unforgettable night at the Eden Gardens a day back against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Robin Uthappa's chopping out was on the cards, considering his standard exhibitions for KKR in the progressing season. Indeed, this is the first run through Kolkata have dropped their star batsman who had played a key job in their title-winning efforts in 2012 and 2014.
Uthappa played a moderate inning that arguably cost Kolkata Knight Riders two points in their past match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Pursuing a big total of 214 after a Virat Kohli 100 at the Eden Gardens on Friday, Uthappa made 9 from 20 balls and put enormous weight on the remainder of the batting unit.
He's scored 220 runs in 9 matches at 7.17 runs per over (rpo) in ongoing IPL edition, the lowest for the team in his IPL career. In previous seasons for KKR he had scored at a significantly higher 8.37 rpo.