The 11th season of IPL is only few days ahead. All the franchise have bought there their players. They have spent millions of rupees in buying the best talent in their team. Kolkata Knight Riders looks a bit shy in spending money in IPL 2018 auction and on papers the team looked an average team. In IPL 2018 KKR is playing with out there champion captain Gautam Gambhir. This year Dinesh Karthik got the opportunity after a long career to lead an IPL team. But if we make a list of probables who can play for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018 matches, the team looks very strong.
In comparison to their arch rivals like RCB and Mumbai Indians, the team is not as united as it should be. The new captain Dinesh Karthik has the onus to build a winning combination from the available resources. The players are from different countries and States so the coach and the captain has to display their leadership to bring all of them under one umbrella. However, the franchise owner have managed to retain you of their yesteryear players like Sunil Narine, Chris lynn, Robin Uthappa and Andre Russell. All of these four are true match winner. In past these players have taken the team home many times. In previous edition of IPL Sunil Narine has displayed is all rounder capabilities where he smashed the ball out of the park quite good number of times. He hit his first ever half century in IPL 2017, this has made the KKR squad stronger and stronger. These players are reliable and match winners.
Hey would like to make a list of probable who can be the part of playing 11 for KKR in 2018 matches.
There were news around the internet that Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will not be available for IPL 2018.
But the team management has confirmed their availability and the players have been seen participating in free match training.
For the role of openers in IPL 2018, KKR has three options Robin Uthappa, Chris lynn and Sunil Narine. But we feel Robin and Chris are the right choice in the beginning matches. And the KKR team should go with their conventional cricketing methods in the initial few matches rather than trying fancy options. The captain, DK, has a cool mind and we’re sure he will adhere with Robin and Chris lynn.
Middle Order :
KKR has good middle order including match winning all rounders. We believe Andre Russell and Nitish Rana will play almost all the games as they make the middle order stronger. Apart from them we have the captain Dinesh Karthik who is his stunning form. He is high on confidence after his cameo of 32 from 8 against Bangladesh.
Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2018. The bowling will be led by experienced Sunil Narine, Vinay Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav.
KKR Playing 11 Probables :
1. Chris lynn
2. Robin Uthappa
3. Dinesh Karthik (Captain)
4. Nitish Rana
5. Shubhman Gill
6. Andre Russell
7. Sunil Narine
8. Kuldeep Yadav
9. Vinay Kumar
10. Kamlesh Nagarkoti
11. Mitchell Jhonson
KKR Playing 11 Video