It has been glorifying moment for KKR, first in 2012 and then again in 2014! Kolkata Knight Riders have lifted IPL trophy twice. They have been one of the best and most consistent teams in the history of the IPL and IPL fantasy league.
KKR has retained most of their team going into the auction for the twelfth season, IPL 2019. They are one of those teams who are tough to beat and have numerous players with the talent to win T20 cricket game on their own.
Even in IPL 2019, the Kolkata team is looking like one of the most balanced sides. They have a splendid blend of foreign players and Indian players. Although they don’t have many striking superstars in the team like many other IPL teams have, they can still cause heavy damage. The IPL fantasy cricket fans can pick KKR players in their fantasy squad during the matches if these players can play consistently in this season as well.
Read on 3 players from their squad who can help KKR win IPL trophy this season and also help IPL T20 fantasy cricket fans.
(Also read – IPL Fantasy League Teams Overview – Kolkata Knight Riders)
After being bought by KKR, Dinesh Karthik was presented with the captaincy role in his first season with the team in IPL fantasy league 2018. He was their prominent run scorer last season when he notched up 498 runs in 16 games. He will have to lead by example once more if the team think of achieving their targets this IPL 2019.
Karthik led KKR to a 3rd place finish in the points table in IPL 2018 and left many fans stunned with his captaincy talents. Even though they had been beaten by Sunrisers Hyderabad convincingly in Qualifier 2 as they had left the tournament, they had announced to the globe that they must not be taken casually.
Karthik is also the most important choice wicketkeeper of the team. Right now he has to lead from the front, score runs and also have to maintain his job behind the stumps if they wish to perform well and win IPL trophy for the third time.
Andre Russell, the West Indies player, is heading to be one of the main players for Kolkata team again this IPL fantasy cricket league season. He scored 316 runs in 14 innings in IPL 2018 and he is going to score more in IPL 2019.
Russell is able to hit big sixes and wrecking any bowling attack on a given day. Again, this overseas talented player of KKR has been a finisher for KKR in the previous seasons and has often helped the team reach big scores. He will need to perform regularly if Kolkata wishes to repeat their heroics from 2012 & 2014.
Russell is also used as a bowler who gives them numerous choices, especially at the death over. He is a fantastic fielder who gives his best when he is fielding. Russell will likely be an important player who will choose many games Kolkata Knight Riders win this year. The fans will certainly look forward to his aggressive batting, successful bowling and sharp fielding when he steps on the cricket field.
Sunil Narine, the Jamaican player of Indian origin, has been an essential figure for KKR ever since he joined the team in 2012. He was an important player when they won their titles in 2012 & 2014 and is going to dominate with both bat and ball this season as well.
Narine is generally an opener of KKR. He plays strongly in the powerplays and piles up a few quick runs so that the middle order does not come under any pressure afterwards. He has scored 357 runs in 16 innings during last season.
Narine is additionally quite effective when it comes to his bowling. He picks wickets at frequent intervals and generally finishes his quota of 4 overs in an exceedingly effective and efficient manner. He has taken 17 wickets in 16 innings and completed as their highest wicket-taker during IPL 2019. Narine is supposing to deliver quality all-around performances to help the Kolkata team win matches in 2019.
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