After a long time, the Indian Premier League will once again be on a home-and-away basis. KKR will get a chance to play in front of thousands of fans at Eden Gardens. two-time champion. But since then, the run till the playoffs and the final has been limited for the Kolkata Knight Riders. The captain changed, the squad changed, and the situation changed. Will the Kolkata Knight Riders get lucky this time? The Kolkata Knight Riders had the lowest budget at the time of the mini-action. Meanwhile, they tried to organize the squad. It is difficult to say how much success there has been. What can be the strength or weaknesses of the Kolkata Knight Riders?
In spite of having the least money left over before the IPL 2023 auction, the Kolkata Knight Riders were still able to make some wise purchases.
They consist of N. Jagadeesan, the wicketkeeper for Tamil Nadu, who had a record-breaking Vijay Hazare Trophy season. Shakib Al Hasan and David Wiese, two useful all-rounders, were also selected at the base price. The two-time champions have made significant investments in all-rounders.
The first thing that comes up for discussion is the coach. Until now, the Kolkata Knight Riders mainly depended on foreign coaches. In the middle of the last IPL, new offers came for Brendan Mykalam. At the end of the IPL, McCallum joined the England Test team as a coach.
It is difficult to say whether the Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a loss due to Myakalam. This time, of course, the Kolkata Knight Riders have put their trust in the local coach. They appointed Chandrakant Pandit as a coach. There is a difference of opinion regarding this decision. Maybe this can prove to be a weakness or a strength for KKR!
Chandrakant Pandit is a very famous name in Indian cricket. brighten his coaching career. But it is limited to domestic cricket. The team has been a six-time champion in the Ranji Trophy. He is like a magician in Ranji. But the problem is, he has no coaching experience in the IPL or international cricket. The question may arise: will he be able to handle foreign cricketers?
In the last few years in the KKR camp, the strong bases have been Sunil Narine and Andre Russell at times. There isn’t anyone left to trust if these two falls short. We’ll be paying close attention to the way the new coach handles these two individuals.
KKR’s continuous problem is a top priority. Every year there is a new test on the top order. Sometimes Sunil Narine opens, sometimes a middle-order batsman. Combinations have to be changed continuously. The unchanged eleventh is almost retained. There are many things to watch out for with KKR in the upcoming IPL.