Shivam Mavi was brought back to the team in the last fixture, but gave away 34 runs and picked a single wicket. He is expected to get one more game under his belt due to the lack of quality Indian pacer in the squad.
The talented spinner Varun Chakravarthy has not looked at his best this season, with only four wickets in seven matches at an economy of 8.84. His form is a matter of concern for the team, as he was the pick of the bowlers in the last two editions.
The experienced pacer Umesh Yadav has been impressive in the tournament picking up a total of 10 wickets in seven appearances at an economy of 7.39. He has secured wickets in a consistent manner in the powerplay overs.
Cummins, who has been average after a whirlwind knock of 56* off 15 balls against MI. In total, he has four wickets at an expensive economy rate of 12.
The mystery spinner Narine has six wickets to his name at an economy of 5.04. The opposition batters have not attacked him, and hence he does not have enough wickets under his belt. On the batting front as well, much more is expected from the experienced spinner due to his proven capabilities.
Russell has scored 179 runs at a strike rate of 177.23 and picked six wickets with an economy of 10.83. His best innings of 70 off 31 balls helped the team to secure a big victory against Punjab Kings (PBKS) earlier in the tournament.
The left-handed batter, Rana has got off to a flier in a few of the fixtures this season but has been unable to convert into a big score. In the last outing against RR, he hit a single four, and a six to score 18 off 11 balls, but holed out to the long-on fielder.
The wicket-keeper Jackson has not played with his full potential this season and was dropped as well. In the last fixture, he could contribute only eight of eight balls and gave away his wicket at the wrong time.
Captain Shreyas has emerged to be the best batter on the team this season. In seven innings, he has amassed 236 runs at a strike rate of 148.43. His best knock of 85 off 51 balls came in a losing cause against RR. He is certainly the backbone of the team due to his solid technique and stable mind.
Venkatesh Iyer came at the No. 6 position. The experiments failed as the duo could not trouble the scores. In this fixture, Venkatesh is expected to be back in the opening slot, which will give him time to settle and gain confidence.
He will look to replicate his past performances for KKR in the upcoming matches to provide a strong start to the team.