Kolkata Ready With Their New Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are one of the most fans followed IPL team mainly due to its star owners, Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla. Despite poor performances in their 3 seasons, they dominated in the Indian Premier League.The two -time title holders reached playoffs 3 times. They won the Championship in the year 2012 and 2014. They qualified for the Champions League t20, thrice.They were the runners-up of 2014 season. The team plays their home matches at Eden Gardens, which is one of the largest Stadium in India. Kolkata is playing their 11th IPL season, hoping for their 3rd title win. In their auction, Kolkata made some unexpected moves on buying the players.
Similar to previous years, Kolkata invested more on the bowlers especially, spinners. But they made an unexpected move by not retaining their previous captain Gautham Gambhir, who helped the team to lift the cup 2 times. Dinesh Karthik was appointed as the new captain. Although he led Delhi Daredevils in some matches, he doesn't have the experience to equalize Gambhir. KKR is having world class bowling order who can thrash any batting line up.Australian left-handers Starc, and Johnson can deliver some good spells.Domestic players such as Nagarkoti, Shivammavi will try to impress the selectors. Vinay Kumar's previous experience in the IPL will be an asset to the team. Sunil Narine led spin attack will be a nightmare for the batsmen for sure. Sunil Narine was the trump card for KKR in their previous seasons. He is the leading wicket-taker for the Kolkata and is capable of reducing the Run Rate. Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla can confuse the batsmen with their magical spells. All-rounder Andre Russell and Cameron Delport will shine on their day. The batting line-up looks little feeble. Team managers invested more on domestic players in the batting lineup. Chris Lynn is the only foreign batsmen in the team. He is capable of winning the team single-handedly. Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik ‘s IPL experience will benefit the team. Shubham Gilland Nitish Rana will be the ideal selection in the middle order.