What Could be Playing 11 For Kolkata Knight Riders In IPL 2019

What Could be Playing 11 For Kolkata Knight Riders In IPL 2019

January 14, 2019 0 By Cricket Lover

Kolkata Knight Riders Have been very impactful team in the IPL History. Having IPL Title Twice under th Matches dKR Have record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s (14).  KKR Had very aggressive approach in IPL 2019 Auctions, they got Carlos Braithwate in their ranks by paying hefty price of 6.4 crores. They had pretty good last season and managed to enter the the Eliminator where they lost from Rajasthan royals. They would be expecting the even better season under the leadership of Dinesh Karthik. Detailed Analysis of Kolkata Knight Riders Playing11 is Given in this Post.

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad For IPL 2019:-

Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Joe Denly, Nikhil Naik, S Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Harry Gurney, Anrich Nortje, Lockie Ferguson.

Their squad group of 21 players which contains 14 Indian players & 7 overseas players with dinesh karthik leading the side. 

Captain: Dinesh Karthik

Head Coach:  Jacques Kallis

Probable Starting 11 Of Kolkata Knight Riders For IPL 2019:-

1. Sunil Narine:

Sunil Narine who started his career as a mystery Bowler & Then his Hitting abilities invented by KKR will be their opener once again for this season. Narine have been with Kolkata Knight Riders from his debut season & is now one of the key player for the side. Sunil Narine Last Year performance was really commendable as he not only was Irresistible in bowling by picking 17 wickets in 16 matches but also played some decent knocks with bat.  He Scored 357 runs with average of 22.31.

2. Chris Lynn:

Thought Australia Players will have availability issues for IPL 2019. Chris Lynn is expected to be available for the initial part of the season if not selected for the Pakistan Tour. Chris Lynn Will most Probably open the innings for KKR with Sunil narine. If incase he becomes unavailable Joe Denly will be other option for them.

3. Robin Uthappa:

Robin Uthapppa is expected to bat at number three for the side. Despite Of Lacking Consistency Uthappa has been with team from quite long time. His Last years Performance doesn’t Justifies the talent have as he just managed to score 351 runs with average 21.94 with only 1 half century under his name. Team Would expecting some better Performance from him this season.

4. Nitish Rana:

Nitish Rana is always reckoned among most talented young batsmen of india. He had played for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2017 & Had a great season with them. He Continued his form for Kolkata Knight Riders by scoring 304 runs in 15 matches with average of 23.38.  Moreover he also assisted them as a part time bowler by picking 4 wickets for them. 

5. Dinesh Karthik:

Going from many Ups & Down in His Cricketing career, Dinesh Karthik was leading run scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2019. He scored 498 runs in 16 matches with average of 49.80 & made KKR Reach qualifiers. Moreover he will be leading the side once again for the season & will play at 5th position.

6. Shubman Gill:

Shubman Gill Was Last Year Find of IPL. He made his debut for Kolkata Knight Riders & became crucial part of their middle order. Shubman Gill scored 203 runs in 11 innings he played for the side with average of 33.83. Moreover he had great scoring rate of 146.04 which makes him  even more effective batsman in middle order.

7. Andre Russell:

Andre Russell is among one of the most effective T20 Player in the world. He Has Been one the the reasons behind KKR Success in Indian Premier League. Also All Rounder from west indies had a great last IPL season where he scored 316 runs with average of 28.73 & Also Banged up 13 wickets for them He will play the role of Finisher & 6th Bowler for team. Russel is considered as a great striker of the ball & will once again play a crucial role in KKR side.

7. Carlos Brathwaite:

West Indies is the first team we look at when it comes to T20. One of the Biggest Plus Point that Kolkata Knight Riders have in this season is that they have 3 all rounders from west indies in their team. Carrebian Captain Carlos Braithwate will be the 7th player in their side. Though Braithwate not have gained much success in IPL History but Kind of Quality he he brings will add lot of strength in KKR side. 

Shifting from Delhi Daredevils to Sunrisers Hyderabad Carlos Braithwate only gets to play 4 matches for them where he scored 75 runs with average of 25 & also took 5 wickets.

8. Kuldeep Yadav:

Kuldeep Yadav cricketing career have shown huge growth in past 1 year. He is currently considered among worlds best spinners. in Year 2018 Kuldeep Yadav have played 9 T20 Matches in which managed to pick 21 wickets.

Yadav Banged up 17 wickets in 16 matches in last season. Once again He will hold the Spinning duties for KKR & Will be Crucial Asset of their bowling department.

10. Piyush Chawla:

Piyush Chawla have been crucial part of KKR from long time. His Presence in team will depend lot on Pitch Condition. Considering Kuldeep Singh & Sunil Narine already 2 spinners with & Nitish Rana as another spinning option so there are few chances of Prasidh Krishna Holding the spot instead of chawla

11. Kamlesh Nagarkoti:

Young Fast Bowling Sensation Kamlesh Nagarkoti is expected to take the fast bowling duties along with Braithwate & Russell. Though he is suffering from fitness issues but still is expected to be fit by the season gets started. In Case Nagarkoti fails to recover from injuries then Shivam mavi or prasidh krisahna will replace him.

Below is the Table Showing Kolkata Knight Riders with all their IPL Stats

Player Matches Runs Bating Avg Wickets Bowl Avg
Sunil Narine 98 628 17.44 112 22.30
Chris Lynn 28 875 35.00 0
Robin Uthappa 165 4139 28.67 0
Nitish Rana 32 741 27.44 4 11.75
Dinesh Karthik 168 3403 26.80 0
Shubhman Gill 13 203 33.83 0
Andre Russell 50 890 26.97 44 28.43
Carlos Braithwate 14 170 15.45 13 26.92
Kuldeep Yadav 31 32 10.67 35 24.51
Piyush Chawla 144 542 11.78 140 26.24
Kamlesh Nagarkoti 0 0 0


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