IPL 2019: KKR's most possible dominant XI for their opening match against SRH

  • This article describes KKR's best XI for the opening match against SRH.
Vijay Raman
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Modified 24 Mar 2019, 02:00 IST


Kolkata Knight Riders will once again start as one of the favorites to lift the IPL trophy when they begin their campaign against another Pre-tournament favorites Sun Risers Hyderabad on the 2nd day of IPL 2019.

The Dinesh Karthik led side made it to the last 4 in the last season but couldn't reach the finals. Actually, they did well to go that far as they were troubled by injury concerns even before the start of the tournament as their spearhead Mitchell Starc didn't even feature in a single game.

But this time around, they have all the bases covered with a right blend of youth and experience in their arsenal

Kolkata Knight Riders full squad for IPL 2019: Dinesh Karthik (c), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Carlos Brathwaite,Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Nikhil Naik, Yarra Prithviraj, Shrikant Mundhe, Joe Denly, KC Cariappa, and Sandeep Warrier.

The dominant playing XI for the Kolkata Knight Riders that can take SRH for a ride are::

Openers: Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine

One of the destructive opening combination in all of the IPL and last season they were one of the primary reasons why the KKR were able to reach the final 4 of the tournament.

Sunil Narine, in particular, was a revelation since being promoted to open and even notched up the fastest IPL fifty in the process completely dominating the bowlers of the opposition.

He will most probably open the innings yet again, to go with his off-spinners.

Chris Lynn
Chris Lynn

Chris Lynn has become one of the fiercest strikers of the ball and is dangerous players only given day particularly in T20 cricket.

He had a great IPL last season and KKR fans will hope he comes good this time too when they take the field.

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Published 24 Mar 2019, 02:00 IST
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