Kolkata Knight Riders is the team having huge fan base. Kolkata has won two times IPL(in 2012 and 2014).
In first three seasons Kolkata Knight Riders was the weakest side.However,KKR has likes of Chris Gayle,Brendon Mccullum,Sourav Ganguly etc in that period.
In 2011 Auction,KKR bought new stars and appointed Gautam Gambhir as their Captain.
KKR reached semi-final in 2011 and in 2012 KKR won IPL first time by defeating CSK in finals.
The Best season of KKR was IPL 2014 where KKR won their last 8-9 consecutive matches and were again Champions.
In 2016 and 2018 IPL,KKR reached play-offs. Gautam Gambhir is their most successful Captain and Batsman.
Kolkata has Sunil Narine,Andre Russell,Kuldeep Yadav etc. are their key players since 2012-2013.Robin Uthappa has done brilliant job for KKR but was released this year.
Kolkata has properly utilized Sunil Narine and Andre Russell in all the departments.
In IPL 2020 Auction,they bought Pat Cummins,Eoin Morgan,Tom Banton,Rahul Tripathi etc.
Here is what should be Kolkata Knight Riders Best Playing XI in IPL 2020:-
Sunil Narine and Rahul Tripathi
KKR’s main bowler who KKR is sending to open for last 2-3 seasons. He is a aggressive Batsman whose job is to play 15-16 balls and smash 35-40 runs so that others could take their time.
Narine has scored fastest fifty by a KKR Batsman and is KKR’s most successful bowler.
Narine is playing for KKR since 2012 and has 122 wickets and economy of 6.68.With the bat he has strike rate of 168.34.
Sunil Narine is Kolkata’s best player with Andre Russell.
Rahul Tripathi opened for RPS in IPL 2017 and that season was best for him with the bat.
In 2018 IPL,Tripathi was bought by Rajasthan Royals and was not used properly.He used to bat at No.6 for RR. But later was promoted but didn’t did his best for RR.
Tripathi has 758 runs in IPL with an average of 26.He scored 450-500 runs for RPS in IPL 2017.
He should be KKR’s first choice opener as Gill is not an opener.
Sunil Narine,if not ables to perform or KKR wouldn’t able to build opening partnership,Narine should be sent down the order.
In IPL 2018,Gill was not used by KKR in batting line up at the top order as they had the likes of Lynn,Uthappa etc.
But in later half of IPL 2019,he was promoted as an opener where he proved his worth.
Gill has 499 runs in 24 IPL innings at an average of 33. As an opener,his average is 40+.
Last year he was Emerging player of the tournament.
Nitish Rana is a dynamic top-order batsman for the Knight Riders.
Rana is one of KKR’s main batsman in middle-order who has really impressed everyone with his performances for KKR and MI.
Rana can play big shots and can accelerate the innings when needed the most.
One of the best T20 Batsman and power-hitter of the ball is yet to fire in IPL.
Morgan is such a sweet timer of the ball and can hit sixes very early.He has not done his best in IPL.
Morgan is England’s Captain and if performs he could be contender for KKR’s skipper next season.
English skipper has played for SRH,RCB,KXIP and KKR in IPL.
Dinesh Karthik(c and wk)
One of the most successful wicket-keeper in IPL history. Dinesh Karthik has done good job for KKR as a skipper.
Karthik is a calm Captain who leads his team by front. Karthik is playing as a finisher for KKR.
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He is also a hard hitter and plays very sensibly.If he fires this season as well and KKR reaches playoffs,DK can again be their Captain.
Andre Russell is Kolkata Knight Riders Best IPL player from last 5-6 seasons.
Russell plays with the mindset of hitting every ball in the stands. Russell is such a dangerous hard hitter of the ball.
Andre Russell is a asset to any side in the World. Russell bowls four overs with the bowl and is good bowler in deaths too.
Russell has strike rate of 186 with the bat and is a brilliant fileder too.
Andre Russell was Most Valuable Player in last IPL and scored the most sixes in IPL.
No.1 Test Bowler and member of Fab Four Bowlers,Pat Cummins was bought by KKR for Rs 15.50 Crore.
He was bought by KKR after four years and need to fire with his bowling.
Kuldeep Yadav is KKR’s another main player for last 5-6 seasons. But he is economical here and was not in fine form last year.
He needs to be backed by KKR’s management and Captain.He is their main bowler and wicket-taker.
KKR has lot of young pace guns on the bench. Shivam Mavi is a bowling all-rounder who has lot of talent.
Mavi played 5-6 games for KKR in IPL 2017. Mavi has good bowling speed but was very expensive. This year will be very crucial for Mavi.
It will be not wrong if we say Mavi is India’s Best Fast Bowler in KKR’s squad.
Prasidh Krishna is also good young and talented fast bowler. His bowling speed his 140+. His deliveries often touches at 150.
Last year,he used to bowl tough overs for KKR,but was backed by Dinesh Karthik.
Hope,this year he will be improved further.
They also have Lockie Ferguson,Sandeep Warrier,Kamlesh Nagarkoti etc. as their bench options in pace bowling.