Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be aiming for their third title in the 15th edition of the tournament.
It will be interesting to see which brand of cricket KKR plays under Iyer. They have a great side, at least on paper.
In Iyer, they have a proven leader while with the team has all-rounders like Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer and Sunil Narine.
Expect them to be in the starting XI when KKR plays Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
The other two foreign players part of the playing 11 should be Afghanistan's Pat Cummins and New Zealand's Lockie Ferguson.
Cummins will fly to India only after the conclusion of the third and final Test vs Pakistan at Lahore.
Umesh Yadav should play in place of him and KKR may opt for an extra spinner in Mohammad Nabi.
Young Shivam Mavi should be the another pacer versus CSK in the opening game of IPL 2022.
Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rinku Singh, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Nabi, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi.
Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy,
Rasikh Dar, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Sam Billings, Aaron Finch, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Aman Khan, Umesh Yadav.
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