Auctions for different players had been done and The Indian Premier League (IPL), officially Vivo Indian Premier League for sponsorship reasons, is all set to go on. This will be the 12th IPL and it will be played overseas. Yes, it is not going to happen in India. Due to Indian General Elections, this IPL season will be held in South Africa or the United Arab Emirates.
Kolkata knight riders will be led by Dinesh Kartik for IPL 2019. KKR is the team in IPL 2019 which has retained most of its players from IPL 2018.
So let us just give you a glimpse of all the 21 Players that were and are in the team.
Dinesh Karthik (c), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Nikhil Naik, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, Joe Denly & Shrikant Mundhe
Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
The Released one:
Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Javon Searles
The New ones:
Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Nikhil Naik, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, Joe Denly & Shrikant Mundhe
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On papers, KKR team bowling line seems to lack a bit. It lacks all experienced fast bowlers. Only Ferguson is somewhat a regular fast bowler.
Since KKR has released some of the fast bowlers like Starc, Johnson and Vinay Kumar. It again have some players like not so in-form Robin Uthappa and not so opening batsmen Naraine. It would be hard to say how it is gonna affect the matches in this season for them.
Players like Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, and Kuldeep Yadav .had played the previous IPL more sensibly than other experienced players.
Chris Lynn and Andre Russell can be the Ace of trump for KKR. So they may be the game changer in KKR. So, it all now depends on their youngsters. If their youngsters play with all there potential, they might be the team who can win IPL 2019 trophy.