In this article, we discuss the Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2020.Undoubtedly the most popular franchise in Indian Premier League (IPL) at par with CSK and MI, KKR has come a long way from becoming the laggards to a champion team. The transition took place in 2012 when Gautam Gambhir took charge of the team and acquired the services of players like Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Sunil Narine, and Andre Russell- players who would become the pillars of success for the team in the two campaigns where they emerged champions and the successful ones later as well.
Although two factors have contributed to KKR being called a mark below the favorites- their inconsistency and their failure to make a proper reserve bench of players. Whether the first problem persists, it’s too early to tell but the second one does persist and might have a chance to dent KKR’s playoff prospects. However, KKR has never been short of star power and they aren’t this time as well.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2020 would be relying on a solid batting display with Eoin Morgan being the fulcrum around which the entire batting department revolves. The maverick England World Cup Winning Captain is one of the finest batsmen in the shorter formats of the game and his match-winning abilities are renowned all across the world.
Morgan has been a KKR faithful since his inclusion in IPL and he would be representing the franchise he loves playing for the most. To give him the company would be two extremely talented batsmen in Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana.
Shubman would bat in the top order so that he can be provided with the maximum time to showcase the enormous talent that he possesses. Rana’s technically sound cricketing shots would be of high value in the middle order if Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2020 is set to chase a big total. Rahul Tripathi has also been included in the side to create an impact in either of their absence.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2020 trump card would be their all-rounder, Andre Russell. The one many army crickets can decimate bowling attacks with the most relative ease. Even his mistimed shots land on the second tier of the roof. An incredible statistic of Kolkata winning every match in which Russell scores more than 30 runs is testimony to the fact that this man would be the most important bet for Kolkata in the lower middle order.
Kolkata Knight Riders have an extremely potent bowling attack this time as well. With their marquee star player, Sunil Narine leading the pack, KKR has roped in the best bowler in the world at present is Pat Cummins. Cummins’s inclusion has bolstered the Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2020 bowling attack manifold times. His impact on the game with the ball and the long handle would be of extreme importance in deciding the fate of a match.
KKR would also be relying on their young quadruple of exciting fast bowlers- Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti- all of whom can generate serious pace and bounce. KKR also would avail the services of left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, one of the best spinners in limited-overs cricket at present. Varun Chakravarthy would provide able assistance to Kuldeep in this regard.
Dinesh Karthik will not only be leading the side but will also don the wicketkeeper’s gloves. His form lowers down the order would be crucial for KKR’s fortunes. The team management would also look to accommodate explosive young England middle-order batsman Tom Banton who has been in incredible form of late.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2020 also has the opportunity of availing the services of Nikhil Naik. A balanced approach would be extremely crucial if KKR is to win the trophy for the third time and come at par with CSK as the second most successful franchise in the tournament.
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