Tim Southee has come in and seamlessly filled the spot of Lockie Ferguson, who remains uncertain for this game
10. Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy continued his fairytale rise in stature with another good performance against CSK. He bowled a tight spell of four overs, conceding only 22 runs and picking up a wicket.
9. Shivam Mavi
Shivam Mavi has been filling the role of the Indian pacer in this Kolkata line-up quite nicely for the last two matches. He ended the game against Hyderabad with figures of 2 for 29 in four overs.
8. Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan finally got a chance in the KKR’s XI in the previous match with Andre Russell still not available due to injury issues.
7. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine had an effective game against Hyderabad. Despite being wicketless, he gave only 12 runs in four overs and made a contribution to the bowling department.
6. Dinesh Karthik (WK)
He has the ability to manipulate the field and get easy runs in the death overs. Dinesh Karthik managed to finish the game quickly with his cameo of 18 runs from 12 balls.
5. Eoin Morgan (C)
Eoin Morgan hasn’t hit form and didn’t even need to in the previous game. He made an unbeaten two in the run chase against Hyderabad.
4. Rahul Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi is a much-improved cricketer in recent times, and the Indian selectors will be closely watching his progress. He is the leading run-scorer for Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL with 306 runs in 9 innings, at an average of 38.25.
3. Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana too got a good score of 25 runs. It was an important knock and might give him some confidence. But, KKR would want him to score with a better strike rate.
2. Shubham Gill
His knock of 57 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad will definitely give a lot of confidence going into this crucial knock. KKR would hope for him to fire in the last huddle which can take them into the playoffs.
1. Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer didn’t really have a good game against Hyderabad, but after a few good matches and performances at the start of the UAE leg, he has bought himself the right to probably have an off-game.