Kolkata Knight Riders Squad for IPL 13 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2020
KKR player list 2020 is placed here. The Kolkata Knight Riders have a task on their hand as they look to mount a comeback into the IPL following a lacklustre season last year. Kolkata Knight Riders 2019 team is placed below.
In 2018, the Knight Riders, two-time winners on their own, finished fifth in the points table to miss out on the playoffs berth. They could have made it to the playoffs too but in the last league game of the tournament, they lost to the Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium in a one-sided game.
A win in that match would have taken them to 14 points past Sunrisers Hyderabad, who, as a result of that Kolkata defeat became the first team in the history of IPL to qualify for the next stage with 12 points.
KKR have shown their intentions by making a change at the top of the lineup with the appointment of Brendon McCullum as the new coach of the side. McCullum has been a successful New Zealand captain and later played a lot of T20 cricket and IPL, so knows the ins and outs of working things out in this format.
Dinesh Karthik will continue to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders while Robin Uthappa, who has had an up and down sort of time with the Knight Riders, continues to get a go in the competition. Andre Russell lends a lot of balance to the side and like Lynn can win the match on his own, either with the bat or the ball, while Sunil Narine is the usual suspect in the side, supported through thick and thin.
The rest of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad has a look and feel of a futuristic side like last year but the kind of growth that the youngsters like Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill have shown has been spectacular and it could just be their year.
What would be interesting to watch during the auction is if the Knight Riders show any intent in bringing in a new leader as well or if they continue to show faith in Dinesh Karthik. They also have Shubman Gill who has been built to be a future permanent player for the Indian side and might be one to watch out as far as leadership is concerned as well.
The Kolkata Knight Riders squad is already a reasonably strong one, especially if Andre Russell can get himself to full fitness. Last season, the other issue with Russell was, he didn’t get enough time to bat in the middle and hence cost the side a few games. Will Karthik and co. resurrect those issues? IPL KKR team list 2020 is placed below.
KKR 2020 Team
|Joe Denly||S Mundhe||Piyush Chawla|
|Nikhil Naik (wk)||C Brathwaite||Kuldeep Yadav|
|Dinesh Karthik (wk)||Andre Russell||Prithvi Raj Yarra|
|Robin Uthappa (wk)||Sunil Narine||Harry Gurney|
|Chris Lynn||Nitish Rana||Matt Kelly (Anrich Nortje’s replacement)|
|Shubman Gill||Lockie Ferguson|
|Rinku Singh||Prasidh Krishna|
|KC Cariappa (replaced injured Shivam Mavi)|
|Sandeep Warrier (replaced injured Kamlesh Nagarkoti)|