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