Aakash Chopra recently picked up the playing XI ideal for Kolkata Knight Riders, who are one of the strongest contenders for the title next season.
Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins Aakash Chopra names function as ideal playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins Aakash Chopra names function as ideal playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders. | Image Credit: IANS
Kolkata Knight Riders are one of the strongest teams on paper and have a great group of players to choose from
Kolkata Knight Riders had roped Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins at auction last year to strengthen its workforce
Aakash Chopra recently named the ideal game for KKR in the upcoming IPL 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be one of the main contenders for the title this season with a strong team at their disposal. The side led by Dinesh Karthik roped in some quality players in the auction last year and have considerably strengthened their squad for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, which starts on September 19.
Before the start of the new season, former India batsman and cricket expert Aakash Chopra got his ideal playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders. Sunil Chopra began with Narine and talent Shubman Gill as the opening pair for the next IPL 2020 Narine has been impressive in the role of opening and is known for providing explosive starts at the top.
Gill, however, will perfectly compliment Narine with his ability to play blows throughout the park and thus rotate the strike. However, KKR also have the option to open the batting with Rahul Tripathi. At number three, Chopra was with Nitish Rana, who is a career-getter consisting of IPL and has already proven his credentials as one of the most exciting batsmen in the tournament.
Captain Karthik was picked to bat at number 4 Chopra followed by experienced Eoin Morgan at number 5. There has been much debate surrounding about Andre Russell in the batting order with all turf want to bat the order in several occasions. Russell remained at number 6 by Chopra, who feels the explosive batsman can also reach the order depending on the situation.
“In No.6, I managed to Andre Russell. You can reach the order as well. He should be sent when around 40 deliveries left in the innings. Kolkata Knight Riders are almost on par with Mumbai Indians when it comes finishing, “Chopra said Russell.