Team Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders
2-time champions and current holders, Kolkata Knight Riders will look to mystery spinner Sunil Narine in their quest to conquer yet another IPL title. Led by Delhi southpaw Gautam Gambhir, KKR boast enough firepower to thwart the opposition attack.
The likes of Robin Uthappa (last year’s Orange Cap winner) and Yusuf Pathan provide the ideal arsenal in the batting line-up. Coached by former South African star Jacques Kallis, KKR’s bowling line-up is well supported by Morne Morkel, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg and Pat Cummins. Watch out for KC Cariappa who was acquired for Rs 2.4 crore in the auction.
Gautam Gambhir, Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha, KC Cariappa, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Aditya Garhwal, Brad Hogg, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Sumit Narwal, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Veer Pratap Singh, Vaibhav Rawal, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav.