KKR Predicted XI vs SRH: Shreyas Iyer back, Mitchell Starc to spearhead pace attack for Kolkata outfits

KKR Predicted XI vs SRH: Shreyas Iyer back, Mitchell Starc to spearhead pace attack for Kolkata outfits

KKR Playing XI vs SRH: Shreyas Iyer back as captain, Mitchell Starc to spearhead KKR's pace attack vs SRH in IPL 2024

Shreyas Iyer is back, as is Gautam Gambhir. The Kolkata Knight Riders will be ready to showcase their mettle as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening match of IPL 2024. The Kolkata outfits will bank on their highest priced pacer Mitchell Starc to wreak havoc on their opponents.

It is safe to say Kolkata Knight Riders are a much balanced side now. With the inclusion of Gautam Gambhir as the mentor and Mitchell Starc as the ace pacer, KKR will be hungry for the title.

KKR might have lost Jason Roy, but nothing doing, they have able batter Phil Salt as the replacement. In the top order, keeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz will open proceedings with Venkatesh Iyer, At number 3 comes their most dependable batter, skipper Shreyas Iyer.

Aggressive southpaw Nitish Rana comes in at number 4 making KKR a healthy balanced top batting side comprising of a majority of Indian batters. Lower order? Even better. At number 5 slots in India’s T20I specialist finisher – Rinku Singh. The southpaw hammered 5 consecutive sixes in the last season.

His destructive batting style earned him India caps in T20Is and ODIs. At number 6 and 7 slots in the able Caribbean all-rounders Andre Russell and Sunil Narine respectively.

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With the batting setup done, it is now time for the bowlers. Most expensive bowler – 24.75 crore Mitchell Starc will spearhead KKR’s pace bowling charge. He will be accompanied by Harshit Rana. Varun Chakravarty and Suyash Sharma are the specialist spinners in the team.

Coming to the impact players – KKR has a huge roster to choose their prefect fit according to the demands of the game. Manish Pandey, Chetan Sakariya and Phil Salt can fit in, as and when required.

KKR Predicted XI vs SRH

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK) ✈️
Venkatesh Iyer
Shreyas Iyer (C)
Nitish Rana
Rinku Singh
Andre Russell ✈️
Sunil Narine ✈️
Micthell Starc ✈️
Suyash Sharma
Varun Chakaravarthy
Harshit Rana

Impact: Manish Pandey/ Chetan Sakaraiya/Phil Salt

KKR Squad for IPL 2024 – Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shreyas Iyer (c), Phil Salt, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dushmantha Chameera, Sakib Hussain.

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