Team of Kolkata Knight Riders for UAE IPL 2020.
Today we are going to review a team which rides on emotion and its journey has been nothing but inspirational. It includes emotion, heartbreak, controversy and journey from bottom of the table to the championship. This team has seen it all, yes we are reviewing Kolkata Knight Riders.
Batsman : Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Nikhil Naik, Rinku Singh, Siddhesh Lad
All Rounder : Andre Russell, Chris Green, Shivam Mavi
Wicket-Keeper : Dinesh Karthik (C), Tom Banton
Bowler : Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasiddh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakraborty, Ali Khan, M Sidharth, Sandeep Warrior
It is always fascinating to watch KKR play because of the sheer passion they play with.
The Knights have a fabulous opening pair of dangerous Sunil Narine and classical Shubman Gill. Young and fearless Tom Banton is their reserve opening batsman.
KKR have young stars Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi at number three and four.
Kolkata has perhaps the most fearsome and brutal lower middle order having Morgan, Russell and Karthik.
In the bowling department they have deadly spin- duo of Narine and Kuldeep.
They have express pace bowlers Pat Cummins and Lockie Ferguson.
Young Prasiddh Krishna was impressive last season and this time they have also drafted US based pace man Ali Khan, who had a good CPL.
The only problem with Knights this time is the lack of spin bowling option and suitable replacements.
They have rookie mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty and also they have Chris Green in their bank. It will be hard for Chris Green to make it to the playing 11.
It will be tricky task for Skipper Dinesh Karthik to field proper eleven.
It will be interesting to see how the fidgety Dinesh Karthik along with the the West Indian flavour bring calmness to the team.
Last season they were unable to make it to the play-offs, can they do it this time…..?