Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders is all set to take the field during the upcoming edition of the tournament. The Kolkata-based franchise will go up against the defending champions Mumbai Indians in their opening encounter of IPL 2020. Dinesh Karthik will continue to lead the side along with the presence of some new cricketers, included at the time of the auctions.
KKR also roped in Kiwi great Brendon McCullum as their head coach ahead of the 13th edition of the tournament. Now, let’s look at some of the KKR players who perform big in this season. Here are the top 5 Kolkata Knight Riders players to watch out for in IPL 2020.
1. Andre Russell
The most valuable player from last year’s IPL, Andre Russell will continue to play a crucial role for Kolkata Knight Riders in this season as well. Russell suffered from some injury issues of late, and it would be interesting to see how he copes up with them
2. Shubman Gill
Youngster Shubman Gill impressed everyone with his last year’s performance at the KKR camp. Batting at the middle-order, the 21-year old played some outstanding knocks for the franchise. Shubaman Gill looks forward to opening this time for the Knight Riders.
3. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine has been an essential member of the Kolkata Knight Riders since his debut in the multi-franchise league. With his flamboyant batting as an opener and tight bowling in the middle overs, Narine can prove to be a match-winner for any side.
4. Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins created a buzz all around during the IPL 2020 auctions. With a price tag of whopping INR 15.5 crore, KKR brought him to their side, and the Aussie became the most expensive overseas player in IPL history.
5. Eoin Morgan
England white-ball cricket captain Eoin Morgan makes his IPL comeback with the Knight Riders in IPL 2020. With his sharp cricket sense and batting abilities, Morgan can turn out to be the match-winner for KKR in this season of the tournament.