Venue: I.S. Bindra Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Time: 4:00 pm (IST)
· The team will be playing under the captaincy of R Ashwin.
· After being titled as an emerging player of the year in 2014, a lot more is expected from Akshar Patel as he has shown tremendous growth as a cricketer. Also, he is capable of scoring more runs in lower order and taking important wickets for the team leading it to victory.
· However, bowling department of the team is a bit weak especially when it comes to fast bowlers. Andrew Tye, R Ashwin, and Mohit Sharma are strong bowlers in the team, and they will need to perform their best to bring success.
· KKR decided to retain only two players this season -Sunil Narine and Andre Russell.
· Sunil Narine is one of the best spinners in the world and his way of bowling has been the key for most of the wins for the team in the past seasons. He is right now in good form to help KKR win the title this year.
· Andre Russell is a very good middle order batsman who is capable of scoring big. His batting can improve the chances of winning the title.
· The Knight Riders have strengthened their squad by adding some quality players in the line-up at the auction.
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