As the grand moneyed event of cricket, and the big show Indian Premier League is going to start within 10 days after the conclusion of 2015 World Cup, the speculations are getting hotter and the bids are growing bigger. The players are getting ready to take up the challenge in their new roles with great enthusiasm. Jacques Kallis is one of them who is going to serve his Indian family i.e. KKR in a new avatar.
5 reasons to say Kolkata Knight Riders will win IPL 2015
Kallis as Consultant
Who knows his team better than its own player? So here is the deal. The renowned South African cricketer Jacques Kallis after completing the best of his four – year spell with Kolkata Knight Riders as a player is going to mentor its teammates as a batting consultant. Kallis has renewed his job profile with the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise from the upcoming season. He spent a thriving stint with KKR during which they won two IPL’s in 2012 and 2014 and also was runners – up in the Champions League T20.
Kallis is ready to make the mark in his new role keeping in mind the winners take chances.
The Gambhir Effect
Gautam Gambhir, the leading man of Kolkata Knight Riders has shown his caliber by guiding his team to clinch the IPL title two times – in 2012 & 2014. Gambhir’s simple and encouraging formula i.e. let the team play freely has yielded big and booming results. He is also the finest player of the team and also the most steady run scorers who always gives the team a rocking start to build a sky score.
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Trump Card Sunil Narine
The main player of the West Indies along with Chris Gayle who helped them lifting the T20 World Cup was none other than Sunil Narine. Sunil possesses all of the qualities of a saviour and that is why he is the trump card for the team KKR. The player has got all of the grand qualities in him coupled with being economical with great control over ball.
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The greatest strength for the team KKR will definitely be their spinners. These men can prove pretty useful on the slow and low fields.
With the inclusion of Chris Lynn the team looks like a perfect balance. Lynn is a hard hitter middle order batsman and has the capability to perform the role of a match finisher.
The Stats say it All
Kolkata Knight Riders won 9 consecutive matches which is the maximum in IPL history. KKR successfully chased 200 runs making it the highest winning chase. Wriddhuman Saha is the one and only player who scored a hundred in an IPL final. Manish Pandey scored the fastest fifty in IPL which is in just 31 balls.
Above all, the SRK owned KKR has got that ‘X’ effect and is all set to show their stardom.