IPL 2017

Woakes credits Coulter-Nile for setting up massive win

Woakes credits Coulter-Nile for setting up massive win

Kolkata Knight Riders were bowled out for 131 in the 27th match of IPL 2017, not many gave them a chance against a batting line-up consisting of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. However, with the conditions helping the bowlers, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme came to the party to blow the opposition away.

“He was hitting the pitch pretty hard and moving the ball well. He got the ball swinging. Getting Virat Kohli first ball showed you his confidence. From then on, I suppose you just try and put the ball in your right areas and hope for the wickets to come. It was a great opening spell of T20 bowling,” he added.

“But, we came out and we had a chat and we said it was time to show some pride and fight. The captain wanted some intensity and the two opening bowlers did that. The rest of us backed it up from there on. I suppose until you go out there and don’t pick wickets, you don’t believe you can do it. Once we started getting wickets, all of a sudden you had belief.”

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