Kolkata Knight Riders’ Best Possible XI For IPL 2017

Kolkata Knight Riders’ Best promising XI For IPL 2017 – Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders’ didn’t have the best times in the earlier edition of IPL. But that hasn’t taken away their character as one of the most dependable sides in the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders’ over and over again made it into the playoffs since 2012 and 2014. KKR made it to the playoffs again last year, but lost in the Eliminator to srh and finished fourth in the table.
This year they will be a tiny sad due to Andre Russell’s absence at the moment. And they kept that in mind when they entered the auction as they made the smartest and most defined choice when bidding. It is very complicated for any player to fit into the job that Russell had for KKR, but they have bought players that will hope to make a similar impact.

Kolkata Knight Riders’ Best Possible XI For IPL 2017

After releasing quite a few bowling options, like-Morne Morkel, brad hogg, Shaun tait, jaydev unadkat, Jason holder, r satish. it was accepted that they would go after bowlers more than batsmen. They went on to obtain several seamers like Chris Woakes, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rishi Dhawan, and Sayan Ghosh and seam-bowling all-rounder Rovman Powell. Darren Bravo remained their only big name among batsmen.

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Here we analyse their best possible XI for IPL 10:


Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa 

The Knight Riders batting line-up is its strongest part throughout the previous edition. the opening pair of Gambhir and Uthappa had effectively laid down the base for their Team and given them a head start. KKR did not spend in batsmen in the auction because they already possess a star-studded batting line-up, their openers being their most solid base.

kkr Skipper Gautam Gambhir had been their leading run-scorer in the earlier edition and overall stood 5th among all maximum run scorers with 501 runs at an average of 38.50 counting 5 half-centuries at a strike rate of 121. Robin Uthappa had also been at his top with 394 runs at an average of 26.26 with 3 half centuries and it is only fitting to let them continue their role as openers. Any changes in the on going pair will interrupt the rapport the two share. There is no point in making an allowance for any changes in the already established opening slot because these two players have been playing their role maturely.

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Middle Order:-

Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav

Kolkata Knight Riders have to be a little wary to keep on with Manish Pandey at no. 3. He has not been in his best of forms. if we look earlier edition performance, he scored only 248 runs 11 innings at an average of 31.00 which according to his ability is not remarkable. if we are talking about last 10 innings for India and Karnataka, his maximum score was just 77 against Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Other than that, he has been hostile to go past 30-35 runs. A player like him cannot be dropped and must feature in the Playing XI despite the slight difficulty he is facing at the moment. He is best suited at No. 3 in my point of view.
Yusuf Pathan is the strength of character for KKR’s middle-order. His ‘once in a blue moon’ kind of innings assures you with a sure shot victory. He is also KKR third highest top scorer with 361 runs at a surprising average of 72.20 and a strike rate touching 145.56. Yousuf Pathan has been seen playing the role of success as a cameo players. After a forgettable start at the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he has come back stronger and scored many runs, with a match-winning 71 against Assam. He is the best fit at the No.4 spot and can be the opponent’s nightmare if he gets started. He will have a stronger role to play as a pinch hitter this year due to the absence of Russell’s prowess.
The vice-captain, Surya Kumar Yadav must improve to showcase his skill this year. He is best well-matched for the shorter format of the game but last year, he managed only 186 runs for himself. if he continues his bad run like he did in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. In his last 6 innings, he was dismissed at a single digit 4 times including 3 ducks. Despite his poor form, Yadav remains a critical player for the KKR middle order line up as their batting line up digs deep. In the case of disappointment to perform in initial matches, the KKR might decide to give a chance to someone like Sheldon Jackson. Or, perhaps, Chris Lynn if they can trade him instead of another overseas player in the XI.

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Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav and Trent Boult

KKR had to centre of attention on getting a seam-bowling all-rounder owing to the unavailability of Andre Russell and they roped in Chris Woakes who had a grand series in India recently with overall 6 wickets in 3 matches. He is also very capable of marking his presence with few big hits and the position at No. 6 or No. 7 is best moulded for him. He has a phenomenal task under him to do something similar to Russell and prove his value, and I have a feeling, KKR might not miss Russell as much because of him.
They have Umesh Yadav who has been proving time and again that he is an advantage for every side he plays for. His brilliant form in Test cricket has got everyone asking for more. He has been with this side for quite some time now and knows his job well. still, he must work on his economy, which was the drawback of his bowling in the previous edition.
this year big name Trent Boult has got to be their best pick at No. 11 because they needed someone to do the job in its place of Morne Morkel. Boult, in fact, is a much better option for the role of an expert seamer. Though he did not feature in SRH last year, due to injuries and their already set combination of a strong bowling line-up, They also determined to opt for Nathan Coulter-Nile who can be a great backup option for the same role because Boult is particularly prone to injuries. Boult remains my #1 desired keeping in mind the honestly good series he had in India.


Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla

Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla. (Photo Source: BCCI)

R has always had excellence spin bowling. With the likes of Shakib, Narine and Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav, their spin branch is the strongest among all sides. My best Tidki remain Shakib, Narine and Chawla. yes, Kuldeep Yadav was dazzling during the India A game against England, but the performance has been eye-catching after that. Chawla makes his cut for his understanding and Chawla was also 4th most wicket taker in ipl and also the little batting power he possessed.
star all-rounder in all format Shakib Al Hasan did not have the best of the season last year because he had just 5 wickets under his name in the 10 matches he played. up till now, he has been a match-winner for Bangladesh with the bat more than the ball. He stands at No. 2 in the list of ICC T20 all-rounders, so there is no disbelief that he will come at the No. 6 or No. 7 position. He has been a key player for KKR and will groom his spin to be at it’s best before the Champions Trophy.
Sunil Narine was their 2nd leading wicket taker last year. He had 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.09. He picked 10 wickets in 8 matches during his stint at the PSL. He has not been as intimidating after the remodel action but he still remains one of the best spinners for any side. This deputation is capable of choking every opposition if it’s the typical Eden Garden wicket despite the fact that only one bowler from KKR, Russell, made it into the top 10 leading wicket-takers.

Kolkata Knight Riders’ final squad for IPL 2017:

1. Gautam Gambhir(c)

2. Robin Uthappa/Sheldon Jackson(wk)

3. Manish Pandey/Ishank Jaggi,

4. Yusuf Pathan/Darren Bravo

5. Suryakumar Yadav/Chris Lynn

6. Chris Woakes/Roman Powell/Andre Russell

7. Shakib Al Hasan

8. Piyush Chawla/Kuldeep Yadav/Sayan Ghosh/ R Sanjay Yadav,

9. Sunil Narine

10. Trent Boult/Nathan Coulter-Nile

11. Umesh Yadav/Rishi Dhawan/Ankit Singh Rajput,

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