Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Probable Playing XI if only Indians play IPL 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Probable Playing XI if only Indians play IPL 2020

The Knights would be severely depleted if the overseas players end up missing the tournament.

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Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a team, which has banked a lot on its overseas recruits. The likes of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and others have won them several matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL). For the 2020 season, they also picked up Australia’s Pat Cummins for INR 15.5 crores, making him the highest ever foreign buy, and Eoin Morgan, the 2019 World Cup winning England skipper.

But the Knights could well end up, playing without the overseas players. The coronavirus pandemic has made sure that travel restrictions have come to the fore. Hence, a tournament without the foreign names is also being contemplated, apart from hosting the games behind closed doors. If they don’t take part, it goes without saying that the KKR would be missing out on some serious firepower.

In the article, let’s take a look at the best KKR XI if the IPL is played with Indian players:-

1. Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill. (Photo Source: Twitter)

There’s no doubting Shubman Gill’s talent. The Fazilka-born came up the ranks ever since the 2018 U19 World Cup in New Zealand where he got the Player of the Tournament award. Thereafter, he got into the Knights’ setup. In his maiden season, he batted lower down the order and scored a fifty.

But after he was promoted to open, Gill showed what he is capable off. He flayed bowling attacks with utmost ease. The youngster has a calm head on his shoulders and has shown his temperament across all formats. In the IPL, the 20-year-old Shubman averages a decent 33.27, striking at 132.36.

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