It’s IPL season yet again as players and fans are eagerly waiting for the action to begin. The most prominent T20 league in the world will take centre stage on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be looking to make the playoffs spot after narrowly missing out last year. KKR has made some interesting changes in their side in the IPL auction.
The franchise has focused on making their bowling attack stronger that can stand up in pressure situations. The team is studded with youth and experience that makes them a dangerous side in the upcoming IPL.
New coach Brendon McCullum would be hoping to inject the same fearless brand of cricket that he did in his New Zealand side during the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
We take a look at the Kolkata Knight Riders side and pick those 3 new picks to watch out for:
3. Eoin Morgan
When you are the world cup winning captain playing in IPL all eyes will be set on you for obvious reasons. Eoin Morgan is currently at the peak of his powers. The England captain has been unstoppable as a batsman in the last few years and is currently one of the feared strikers in the game.
His ability to hit 360 degrees on the Cricket field makes him a match-winner in T20 cricket. Morgan represented KKR from 2011-2013 in the league and is now all set to join his first IPL side again. KKR bought the services of Morgan for a hefty Rs. 5.25 crores in the IPL auction.
Not just as a batsman Morgan will bring that much-needed leadership quality in the KKR setup which will be gold for skipper Dinesh Karthik. In his 52 IPL games so far Morgan has scored 854 runs at a strike rate of 121. Morgan will be hoping to improves his record in the league and set the stage on fire in the IPL this year.