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Kolkata Knight Riders looking for special talents in trial



It’s not just plain cricketing talents that Kolkata Knight Riders are hunting for, but John Buchanan and Co are interested in players with some extra special quality.

If the ambidextrous cricketers who can bowl with both hands impress their coach Buchanan, wicket-keeping coach Wade Seccombe on Tuesday said they were looking for boys who had some rare skills.

Impressed with the bunch of 45 talents, handpicked from all over the country for the trials at the Eden Gardens, Seccombe said, “They are all good cricketers, there is not an iota of doubt about that. But we want to know how good they are at T20 format.”

“We are looking for something special. We are looking how they can adapt to T20 game, how they can hit in almost unconventional ways, how they can bowl, what variations they can bring to their bowling. All good bowlers, good batters, have good cricketing skills but we are looking for something special,” he added.

The day two of Knight Riders trails saw practice matches being conducted among the 45 players who were divided into four teams.

“It’s really good to see them in a match situation. How they adapt themselves. There’s some really high quality but there are of course some areas we have to work,” the former Queensland wicketkeeper said.

“We have to improve their on-field intensity, intensity in running between the wickets. We have to tune up some of the little things of the game. We are trying to see how competitive they are on the field. These are the areas the guys have chance to impress us,” added Seccombe.

On the last day of the camp on Wednesday, the young aspiring cricketers will be given match-like pressure cooker situation to assess their temperament.

“It’s not going to be matches like today. It will more be game scenarios. We are going to put the boys under pressure and see how they perform. Like we will give them a target of 80 runs from five overs and will see how they go about it,” revealed Seccombe.

The Knight Riders, who failed to qualify for the semifinals in the inaugural Indian Premier League edition after finishing sixth in the eight-team competition, in the long run are aiming to prepare players for future.

From the 45 probables, players will be selected at three levels – main Knight Riders side, fringe players and budding youngsters – so that in the long run the supply will come from domestic circuit.

To unearth future cricketers, the Knight Riders have already formed a Talent Research Development Wing (TRDW), very much on the lines of the now scrapped Indian Cricket Board set up.


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  1. Hellow sir,
    I am Kafil khan, i want to play in IPL CRICKET, i am right hand batsman, and right hand bowler, i have much ability to prove my game, i saw 3 IPL’s but i think i havd which think, none have those guts which is truly require in current t20 format, so i humble request to you, please give me only one chance definite i will prove it. Thanks.

  2. asalam o alikum sir i m mubashshir ahmed raza attari.i live in pakistan city karachi. i requested u plz if u give me a one chance. i m playing very well my height is 6.4 i m allrounder.left arm fast bowler and right arm batsman.sir my talent is lose in pakistan.my age is 23 years old.plz sir one only one chance sir if u sight in very very well. i m very struggle in your team.i m try my level best inshaallah.thanks to u plz sir plz my future is gone in Pakistan.

  3. Hello sir, My name is Vishal singh, from the smallest city Chhindwara Madhya pradesh, I want to be part of KKR in this season, for this i want to give a trial…..I am Right Handed Batsman and Right arm Swing bowler, can swing in both ways… i have good mental strength which is vitally needed in T20 Format… Looking forward for your response.
    Thank you
    Vishal singh

  4. i want to play 4 kkr so plz give me a chance

  5. sir can you give me one chance to play for your side.
    i am 6.1 inch right hand fast bowler.

  6. Dear Sir

    I m Ashish Ingale From Nagpur. My age is 21. I am Right hand Medium Pace Bowler. I am playing cricket from my childhood. I m playing from clubs in Nagpur and played lots of matches from clubs in Nagpur at district level also. I assure you that l will prove my talent & give my best for the team whenever I will get the chance to prove it. plz kindly inform me about trials.

    Thanking you
    Yours Faithfully
    Ashish Ingale

  7. I am Sarfaraz Ali khan.I belongs to bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh).I am right arm medium pacer and right hand batsman.I can swing in both ways.I play profetional cricket since last 6 years.My date of bairth is 22-2 1992.I have played state level in C. K. Nayudu cricket championship in 2008 and 2010. i want to play ipl cricket 2011. Please give me one chance.

  8. Devraj katakwal S/o sh. Devedra Singh. Date of birth 15/11/1989, Age 21 years, Height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 57kg, Right hand batsman with Right arm off-break Spin bowling, (can bat from 2nd ball to 20th over) playing from age 10. Pursuing B-com II year Delhi university.

    I have financial problem So I never learn from any coach

    Main Koi Badi Bat Nahi Karta lekin jawab bada deta hu.

    Please believe me 1 time you will get a new talent with a great knowledge of cricket.

  9. i am Amit Kumar , my height is 6.2 i m a right hand hard hitting batsman and right hand fast bowler with great accuracy along with high speed n can also bowl as a good leg spinner . i can stay at wicket for long time.
    right now persuing in b.tech final year.age-22.weight-80
    just want a chance

  10. hello sir, my name is siddhart singh i am right arm pacer and right arm batsman and i can do a left arm spin. my date of birth is 24 /2/1992/ if you give me a one chance i will show you what can i do please give me a one chance i want to play 2011 ipl cricket…………please

  11. Hello sir ,i am Abhay Pratap Singh S/o Bhanu Pratap Singh, i am left arm medium pacer swinger bowler and left hand batsman , i am living in Shahjahanpur Uttar Pradesh. I am very curious to get selected by your talent hunt, pls suggest me whom to i concern for trial and where. Give me one chance to show my skill.

  12. hello sir,i m 20 years of age 6 feet tall with 69 kg weight fast bowler n middle order batsman wana a chance to prove my self i m saying it coz m belongihg to a non affiliated state Uttranchal so i m just waiting 4 a chance to approve my self.

  13. hello, sir i m right arm medium pace bowler and a left arm batsman and i can field the ball with both the hand.

  14. sir,
    arjundas S/o sh. sadhan das. Date of birth 25/07/1991, Age 20 years, Height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 65kg, Right hand batsman with Right first bowler, (can bat from 2nd ball to 20th over) playing from age 10.
    I have financial problem So I never learn from any coach

    Please believe me 1 time you will get a new talent with a great knowledge of cricket.

  15. ANUP SINGH, MARCH,15,2011 SIR, I AM FAST BOWLER. MY AGE IS 16 YEAR. I WANT TO GIVE TRAIL FOR IPL. PLEASE, GIVE ME ONE CHANCE SIR.

  16. Sir if u cum nagpur for any reasons pls see my bowling bcoz main baat nahi karta kar ke dikhata hu..

  17. sir i m from up and my parents said that i have no guts to prove my self in business or any thing else but sir i can challenge that no body in KKR can swing the bowl than me m leg swinger its true and after all credit 2 u. thanx

  18. HAI IM JITENDRA FROM ORISSA( BHADRAK) I M RIGHT HANDED OPENING BATSMAN & A SPIN BOWLER & MY DREAM TEAM IS KKR WHICH IS OWNED BY MY SUPER HERO SHAHRUKH & LEAD IT ‘ MY BEST CRICKETER GUTI, SO THIS TIME KKR CAN CREATE A MAGIC “JUST WATCH”.

  19. kash koi hume bhi ek chance de deta,
    to aaj hum bhi records tod rahe hote.

  20. assalamwalaykum srk sir my name is khan parvez khan i am right hand batsman and off spinner sir i am playing for your team kkr pls sir one chance thank you

  21. Hello sir, I am pargat Singh. Right handed Batsman. I have ability to play in KKR.

  22. Hi,
    Is there any possibility to join IPL team. if you are 25 of age.and never played for any club or any district level.
    but the same person have a natural talent,can beat any batsman,can played any bowler.
    you can say person with god gifted with this game.if yes.please email me all details whatever is reqd.

    Thanks
    Rajesh D

  23. Hellow sir,
    I am Abhay pratap singh, i want to play in IPL CRICKET, i am right hand batsman, and right hand bowler, i have much ability to prove my game, i am best in bowling and
    my bowling speed is 150 above kmph… sir plz give me one chance

  24. hi,
    iam akbar khan, i want to play in ipl, i am a left hand batsman &left arm bowler and my strong point is my bowling. sir give me a chance to play in ipl to show my talent to other.

  25. sir my name sandeep grover from a small village Kheri Haryana. I m right arm fast bowler and a good fielder of point .sir give me chance to prove my self for team and for my country India.
    thank you, sir

  26. hello sir i m 18 years old i m right hand fast bowler nd playing cricket 4 Maharashtra in ycl so i m playing cricket in ipl 4 night rider team so sir plzzz give m a chance 4 playing cricket or trials and i live in Indore (M.P.)

  27. sir i haven’t played any state match neither a district match as i m bihar but one i wana make u sure that i have the such talent which doesn’t have in any one shoulder i m right hand leg spinner and a right batsman so trut me at once mr shahrukh if u trust me than please give me chance.

  28. Give me one chance i am bowler.

  29. hello sir` I am saleem baig from Lucknow uttar pradesh i`m right hander fast bowler and right hander batsman i want to play in KKR please give me one chance!

  30. Hello sir,
    I am mohit maurya, i want to play in IPL CRICKET, i am right hand batsman, and right hand fast bowler, i have much ability to prove my game, i am best in bowling and my bowling speed is 140 above kmph… sir plz give me one chance

  31. Hi Sir
    i am right handed batsman. just need one chance to prove myself. Request you to give me one chance.

  32. Hi Sir
    I am a wicketkeeper batsman and my dream to play for kkr in ipl but how can i play for my favorite team?One chance is necessary and then i will prove that i am a keeper batsman who deserve for team.

  33. i have my game. I do not need to prove myself. If u want ur bright then select me. KKR

  34. Kindly provide me with dates and venue of your next trials.

  35. Hi hello sir,i m18 years of age. I am fast bowler n middle order batsman wana a chance to prove my self i m saying it coz m belonging to a non affiliated state Uttranchal so i m just waiting 4 a chance to approve my self.

  36. Kindly provide me with dates and venue of your next trials. i want to play in IPL.

  37. hi, i am middle order batsman and off spinner.give me a chance to do my best.

  38. hi i m abhishek pancholi off spinner bowler and good fielder plz give me one chance.

  39. Hello Sir,
    I am a very good all rounder if u gave me a chance for only trail i will proof u and i am sure that after trail performance u will selected in your team to play 2012 ipl please gave me a chance

  40. Dear SRK SIR co-owner of KKR TEAM, Hey. I am Abhijeet, I am 20 years old. I am from Patna. I am a right hand aggressive openning batsman and left arm medium bowler. I am a batting all-rounder. I am a big fan of your KKR TEAM its KORBO!LORBO!JEETBO! My favourite cricketer is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. I played cricket in cricket academy of Bihar (CAB) last year. It was a good experience for me. I am big fan of You SRK SIR. Please give me a chance to prove myself and show my on the big stage of Ipl 2012. Please Sir!!!!!!! give an information about KKR TEAM Trail date. I hope you take that seriously. My contact no.s are 08797284549,09572903897. Yours faithfully, Abhijeet kumar.

  41. hello sir,
    I am akbar khan from himachal pradesh, i am a 22 year old and left arm fast bowler sir please give me chance to perform my talent.

  42. Dear Srk Sir owner of KKR team, Hi. I am Abhijeet kumar from Patna (Bihar). I am 20 years old.
    I am a right hand aggressive openning batsman and left arm medium bowler. I am a complete batting all-ronder. Kkr is my favourite team. I love kkr team And I am a big fan of you My Srk sir. Jeevan,Shekhar,Arjun,Rahul,Om kapur and Don. Jab aap Patna aaye the to main aapko dekhne gaya tha aur iss tarah maine apne Super Star ka deedar kar liya. Now i come to the point my height is 5’10 inches. My friends call me Sehwag. Srk sir Please give an opporchunity to prove myself on big stage of Ipl 5
    2012. I need your help. Please take that request seriously. Please sir give me an imformation about your trail date. My contact no.s are 08797284549,09572903897,08797951318. Yours faithfully, Abhijeet kumar

  43. hello sir,
    I am rahul chauhan from dehradun uttrakhand , i am a 22 year old and right arm fast bowler sir please give me chance to perform my talent.

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