IPL 2014: Analysis of Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

Though KKR retained only Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine they got back Yusuf Pathan, Jacques Kallis, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Debabrata Das and the hero of the 2012 final Manvinder Bisla.

Manish Pandey the first Indian to score an IPL ton is part of KKR this season.

All-rounder Jacques Kallis is a class act and will hope to contribute with the bat as he has been consistently doing for the Knight Riders.

Presence of international pacers like Morne Morkel, Pat Cummins and all-rounder Andre Russell makes Kolkata bowling strong.

In addition to that Kolkata have conventional leg-spinner Piyush Chawla and left-arm spinner Shakib in their ranks.

This season the Indian batsmen like Suryakumar Yadav, Debabrata Das, Manish Pandey and even Yusuf Pathan have to come good and help KKR notch up formidable totals.

If they manage to get the balance right KKR will be very difficult side to beat.

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