Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is one of the most high-profile sides in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ultimately, the franchise is co-owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and popular actress Juhi Chawla. However, the results produced by the team do not always match lofty expectations.
Remember that he has won the league twice in 2012 and 2014 on the back of some inspirational leadership from Gautam Gambhir. The left-hander, in fact, was the leading run-scorer when KKR first won the IPL with 590 runs. In 2014, Robin Uthappa took the lead by scoring 660 runs. On both occasions, Sunil Narayan was the leading wicket-taker, taking 24 and 21 wickets respectively.
Since the 2014 triumph, Kolkata Knight Riders have made it to the playoffs three times from 2016 to 2018, but have surprisingly fallen short of going all the way. KKR have some versatile players to win single-handed games from the X-Factor, making them Fantasy League favorites. We choose the three that will appear in the IPL 2020.
Andre Russell – Andre Russell was in great form for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2019 Andre Russell has not tasted success in international cricket playing for the West Indies. However, he is in a completely different league when he is out for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 2019, he was sensational for KKR, scoring 510 runs in just 249 balls at a strike rate of 204.81. He won from impossible to impossible positions. The second time, Russell brought him to the door of victory, only to fail due to lack of support from the other end.
Eoin Morgan – Morgan was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders at auction for Rs 5.25 crore. England’s World Cup-winning ODI captain Eoin Morgan has not done much in the last few years in the IPL. However, it is more IPL loss than Morgan. The left-handed batsman is one of the most innovative cricketers in the T20 format and has the ability to take good balls out of the park. A strike rate of 91.47 in ODIs and 138.95 in T20Is is enough proof of how quickly he can score.
- Pat Cumminspot Cummins – Pat Cummins’ ability to get big hits off the bat could also work for Kolkata Knight Riders, the Australian fast bowler at the auction broke the record for most overseas purchases, as Kolkata Knight Riders grabbed him for Rs 15.5 crore. Pat Cummins is undoubtedly one of the best fast bowlers in the world in all formats. He scored an incredible 2019, ending the year with 99 international wickets.