The IPL 8 kicks off soon and all ten teams look good on paper. Here, IPL Pulse analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The IPL 7 champions are the tough team to beat. Gambhir’s captaincy and batting could be a matter of Strength for the entire team. If Gambhir provides some explosive start in the initial overs, then KKR can easily pose a big total. Some other big players in the team include the likes of Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan and others.
The major Weakness of KKR is the uncertainty surrounding Sunil Naraine. It is still unclear whether the mysterious off-spinner will play IPL 2015 or not. Some reports also confirmed that Shakib-Al-Hassan may also miss the IPL. This will make a huge difference for sure.
The major Threat before KKR is to counter Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Kolkata will have to play cautious cricket against these two teams in particular. Amidst all the challenges the tournament is certain to provide a larger Opportunity to the youngsters.