KKR IPL Team 2020 Players List: Full List of Kolkata Knight Riders squad and support staff

KKR IPL Team 2020 Players List: Full List of Kolkata Knight Riders squad and support staff

In the absence of an experienced Indian quick, KKR will rely heavily on Cummins in their pace bowling department.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav. (Photo: IANS)

Having won two IPL titles so far, Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders are also considered as one of the favourites to clinch the trophy this season. After missing out on Playoffs in the previous edition, KKR will by vying to clinch their third IPL trophy on the UAE soil this season. They had a woeful end to their IPL 2019 campaign as they lost six matches after clinching four of their first five encounters.

Along with captain Karthik, KKR side has many prolific players such as Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, and Andre Russell. They’ve also bolstered their squad with multiple additions like Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins. Along with Cummins’ blistering pace, batting exploits of Banton and Morgan can also emerge as two missing pieces in KKR’s unsolved puzzle.

Full list of Kolkata Knight Riders Team IPL 2020:

Player Role
Dinesh Karthik Captain, Wicket-keeper
Andre Russell All-Rounder
Shubman Gill Batsman
Kamlesh Nagarkoti Bowler
Kuldeep Yadav Bowler
Lockie Ferguson Bowler
Nitish Rana All-Rounder
Prasidh Krishna Bowler
Rinku Singh Batsman
Sandeep Warrier Bowler
Shivam Mavi Bowler
Siddhesh Lad Batsman
Sunil Narine All-Rounder
Pat Cummins Bowler
Eoin Morgan Batsman
Varun Chakravarthy Bowler
Tom Banton Batsman, Wicket-keeper
Rahul Tripathi Batsman
Chris Green Bowler
M Siddharth Bowler
Nikhil Naik Batsman
Ali Khan Bowler

KKR coaching and support staff for IPL 2020:

Name Role
Brendon McCullum Head Coach
Abhishek Nayar Assistant Coach
Carl Crowe Spin-Bowling Coach
David Hussey Mentor
Kyle Mills Fast-Bowling Coach
Omkar Salvi Assistant Bowling Coach
James Foster Fielding Coach
Kamlesh Jain Physio
Chris Donaldson Strength and Conditioning Coach
A.R.Srikkanth Video and Data Analyst

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI:

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

KKR will open their IPL 2020 campaign against MI

Another strong pair which the side possesses is the Caribbean duo of Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. After plying their trade in the recently-concluded CPL 2020, both the players will be hoping to deliver on UAE wickets too. While Narine is expected to open the innings with young Gill, Russell is supposed to take care of the death-overs’ fireworks.

In the absence of an experienced Indian quick, KKR will rely heavily on Cummins in their pace bowling department. He’ll be assisted by Lockie Ferguson and newly-recruited Ali Khan. Meanwhile, the young Shivam Mavi-Kamlesh Nagarkoti duo will also be hoping to emerge as game-changing players for the franchise. While skipper Karthik will handle the wicketkeeping duties, Kuldeep Yadav will be at the helm of KKR’s spin-bowling force.

Hoping to cruise to a positive start, Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their campaign on September 23 with a match against Mumbai Indians, followed by another fixture on September 26th against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The Knight Riders’ camp will then head to Dubai for locking horns with Rajasthan Royals on September 30 before moving to Sharjah for facing Delhi Capitals on October 3.