IPL 2020: The 13th edition Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on September 19th in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) featuring the first match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Kolkata Knight Riders have won the IPL trophy twice and the team is considered quite strong.
Current star commentator and former Indian Cricketer Aakash Chopra recently chose KKR’s Perfect Playing XI for this year’s IPL. He chose Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins of the team which is led by Dinesh Karthik. Sunil Narine and Shubman Gill will be the openers as Sunil gives the team a quick start and is known as one of the best openers. On the other hand, Gill knows how to score fast.
Aakash has chosen Nitish Rana at number three who is known for consistent scores in IPL. Dinesh Karthik has been picked at number 4 and Eoin Morgan will be at number 5. Speaking of number 6 Andre Russell has been placed and Rinku Singh, Siddhesh Lad, or Rahul Tripathi will be kept at number 7.
Chopra on Russell, ‘I will put Andre Russell at number 6, he can also come up in batting order. They should be sent in the match when there are about 40 ball games left. When it comes to finishers, KKR is almost on par with Mumbai Indians.’
Pat Cummins who is the most expensive player of IPL has been placed at number 8 followed by Kuldeep Yadav. Popular player Krishna is at number 10 and Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, or Sandeep Warrier will be chosen for number 11.
Aakash Chopra’s Selected Perfect Playing XI: Sunil Naren, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (Captain), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh / Siddhesh Lad / Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Famous Krishna, Shivam Mavi / Kamlesh Nagerkoti / Sandeep Warrier.
KKR Squad 2020: Dinsh Karthik (Captain), Shivan Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Harry Garne, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Nayak, M Siddharth, Andre Russell, Lockie Fergson, Famous Krishna, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakraborty, Tom Banton, Chris Green, Rahul Tripathi.