KKR vs MI IPL 2020: Strengths and Weaknesses of Dinesh Karthik's Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR vs MI IPL 2020: Here are the Strength and Weakness of Kolkata Knight Riders for this season of Indian Premier League, Russell and Narain will be the key for the side.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Oct 07, 2020 16:44 IST
KKR vs MI IPL 2020: Strengths and Weaknesses of Dinesh Karthik's Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR vs MI IPL 2020 Strength and Weakness of KKR

KKR vs MI IPL 2020 Strengths & Weaknesses: Two times IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns against the all-mighty and the runners-up MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings today at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. This match began at 6 PM according to the local time and 7:30 PM IST. Kolkata-based franchise led by the experienced Dinesh Karthik will be hoping to start on a positive note once again after losing the previous match to Delhi Capitals but it wouldn't be so easy task against the runners-up of IPL 2019. MS Dhoni's CSK came out here with a strong performance as they thrash out Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets on last Sunday.

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Here are the Strengths and Weaknesses of KKR as below:

Kolkata Knight Riders Strengths:

  • Overseas firepower:
Dre Russ in action
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West Indies most destructive all-rounder Andre Russell is popularly known as ''Dre Russ'' and the mystery spinner Sunil Narine will be the X-factor for them. They are the perfect all-rounders for KKR who can deliver with both ball as well as bat for the side. They now also have new sensation from England Tom Banton too in the batting line-up along with Shubman Gill. Their skipper Dinesh Karthik has played some mind-blowing knocks in the previous editions. Also, Australian pacer Pat Cummins and Lockie Ferguson can trouble any batsman in the world with their accurate line and length. By combining all these factors make them a strong contender of IPL 2020. So, overall Kolkata Knight Riders is a well-balanced team who could thrash out any opponent on his day.

Kolkata Knight Riders Weakness:

  • Inexperience Indian players:
Young Mavi and Nagarkoti in action
Young Mavi and Nagarkoti in action

Dinesh Karthik led Kolkata Knight Riders are one of the most talented inexperience players in the squad like Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Siddhesh Lad in the batting lineup and Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti in their bowling department. So, the lack of experience of these talented players can cause the KKR side unless the Kolkata-based franchise bring the best out of these players by motivating them and trusting on their skills.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:

Dinesh Karthik (C/Wk), Andre Russell, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarti, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Pravin Tambe