One day to go for IPL 2017! Here is the second part of our IPL 2017 preview covering KKR, GL, KXIP and DD.
Read Part 1 here.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Skipper: Gautam Gambhir
2016 Finish: #4 of 8, losing the eliminator to eventual champions
Best Finish Ever: 2012 and 2014 Winners
First Match: Gujarat Lions vs. KKR at Rajkot, Friday April 7th, 2017 at 8pm IST
Team Balance: Probably the best balanced side of all – batting, all-rounders, spinners, pacers, young, old!
Players to Watch:
- Robin Uthappa: No longer playing for India, Uthappa continues to shine in the IPL; 3390 runs with 17 half centuries since 2008
- Trent Boult: Stuck in a stacked SRH lineup last year, he barely played, but will be an excellent fast bowling replacement for Morne Morkel
- Chris Woakes: T20 Strike rate of 139 with the bat, 400+ first class wickets with the ball. KKR may have found the perfect replacement for Andre Russell.