Kolkata Knight Riders will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first match of the tournament. The IPL mission in Kolkata will start at 8 pm Bangladesh time today at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
How can Kolkata’s first XI be in the first match? In that question, it can be said that the Knights have arranged the team fairly well. The only question is which four players are going to get a place in the XI of foreign players.
In this case, it is certain that English star Eoin Morgan will get a place in the XI. Because he is the captain of this team of Shah Rukh Khan.
6 competitors for the remaining 3. They are Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Lucky Ferguson, Tom Seifert, Ben Cutting, and Shakib Al Hasan.
It remains to be seen which of these three will open their foreheads today. In that case, however, Pat Cummins and Andre Russell are far ahead.
The Kolkata authorities must put Pat Cummins, who was bought for Rs 15.5 crore, on the side bench.
And T20 Caribbean specialist Andre Russell is in great form. Many think it is questionable not to keep him in the XI.
In other words, Caribbean spinner Sunil Narine, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Lucky Ferguson – two of these three could be put in the first match.
In that case, Shakib’s forehead can open. Because Chidambaram’s wicket is spin-friendly. Where Narine and Shakib are more effective than Kiwi pacer Ferguson. And between the two spinners, the Kolkata captain is relying more on the world’s best all-rounder Shakib.
Shubman Gill will be seen as the opener in the four-six Daputa game. The young opener scored the most runs for the team in the last IPL. This time too Kolkata will want regular runs with his bat.
In the last IPL, Kolkata had a problem with choosing Shubhaman’s partner. However, Rahul Tripathi may be seen to open in the first match.
Nitish Rana’s words are coming up again and again in one down. Dinesh Karthik, who has secured a place as the wicket-keeper of the team, could be dropped for the 4th or 5th wicket. Maybe this Indian star who has given up the captaincy can form a great partnership with Captain Morgan.
All-rounder Shakib Varsa Knights towards the middle order. Then there’s Parkins.
The question is whether former India star spinner Harbhajan Singh will be seen in the first match.
Kolkata has bought an experienced Punjab spinner at a cost of Tk 2 crore. This one-time best offspinner of the country has the ability to block the opponent’s run in any situation. He can be seen in the XI to increase his experience.
The Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to come up with extra spinners on the slow track in Chennai. In that case, Varun Chakraborty, one of the best spinners of the Knights last time, can be seen in the team.
Famous fast bowler Krishna has recently made his debut in the Indian team. He played great. England batsman left in disgrace. The idea is that considering his performance, he may also be included in the XI.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ potential XI
Shubhaman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakraborty, Prasruddha Krishna.