11. Shivam Mavi
Shivam Mavi should be given one more chance, as this is almost a new season.
10. Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy is someone who can bowler in the powerplay as well as at the death. During the event, he also picked up a five-wicket haul, showing his utility. In this IPL, Varun has picked up seven wickets at 7.82.
9. Prasidh Krishna
Kamlesh Nagarkoti might have to wait for a while for his chance. And, having been impressive since the start of this year, Prasidh Krishna is an automatic choice.
8. Shakib Al Hasan
With Pat Cummins not available for this leg, Shakib should slot right back into this side. He adds batting depth, which can be handy, given how paper-thin their plans have been in this season so far.
7. Andre Russell
Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are two automatic choices, but this is a moment when the push has come to shove and it’s time they set up as senior players.
6. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine is 98 runs away from completing 1000 runs in IPL. So far, he has scored 902 runs in 124 appearances.
5. Dinesh Karthik (WK)
Dinesh Karthik will be back on the field after quite some time and would be looking to rewrite his numbers for this season.
4. Eoin Morgan (C)
Captain Morgan likes batting at no. 4 and must continue to bat at that position. However, it is about time that he starts scoring runs else a sack looms over his head.
3. Rahul Tripathi
In at no. 3, Rahul Tripathi should find a place and should be able to hold on to his place in the side.
2. Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana is one of the top batsmen in the Kolkata side. At the moment, he is the top run-scorer of the season for them having scored 201 runs in seven innings with two fifties to his name.
1. Shubham Gill
Despite their poor show opening the batting in the first half of this season, KKR is likely to back Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana. On paper, the two have the skills of forming a formidable pair and should be able to handle the pressure.