The anticipation for IPL 2020 is unmatchable as the most prominent T20 league is all set to be played in UAE. The 13th edition of the IPL will be played between September 19- November 10. In this feature, we’ll take a look at the squad of two times IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Last year KKR narrowly missed out on the playoffs birth as they finished 5th in the season. The Dinesh Kartik led squad has made some changes to the side in the IPL auction to make KKR a more balanced side.
The team is studded with youth and experience that makes them a dangerous side in the upcoming IPL. Pitches in UAE will make Sunil Narine lethal as he will be again looking to win several matches for his franchise. The new million dollar man Pat Cummins will also be a vital cog for KKR this year as he will be looking to emulate his international performances.
Exciting youngsters in the batting such as Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana will also be looking to take their performances a notch higher this year. Meanwhile, two legendary T20 finishers Andre Russell and skipper Dinesh Karthik will be hoping to be at their best and help KKR win the IPL again.
Here is the Predicted playing XI of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020:
Those who see him bat they rate him as the next big thing of Indian cricket. Shubman Gill is a potential great in the making who will be valuable for KKR this season. Gill has so far hasn’t found a permanent batting position for himself in the team but he is at his best when he bats as an opener.
The 20-year-old has so far played 27 IPL matches in which he has scored 499 runs at a strike rate of 133. Gill will be looking to stamp his authority in IPL 2020 and become a standout batsman for KKR this season.