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IPL 2020

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IPL 2020

India Cricket

Kolkata Knight Riders Threats Analysis

Too dependent on Andre Russell and Sunil Narine
KKR mostly looked to Andre Russell and Sunil Narine last year to bail them out of difficult circumstances, and with both bat and ball, both players surpassed expectations.

But this isn't always a positive thing, and KKR may be too dependent on their superstars from West India. The team should take a leaf out of the Chennai Super Kings' book, who in almost every encounter have had another player stepping up to win the side of the game.

Whether KKR's supporting cast will live up to the challenge at hand remains to be seen.

KKR don't have a solution for team balance going into the 2020 IPL
Although the overseas combination is mostly settled for KKR in IPL 2020 (a three-way battle between Tom Banton, Chris Green and Eoin Morgan should be the final slot), the Indian portion of the XI is still far from determined.

KKR has a lot of issues in Mavi, Nagarkoti and Krishna, and backing one (or two) of them could stagnate others' careers. Even in the batting department, some players' jobs may be hampered by the same phenomenon.

In team selection, KKR must be patient, and they must ensure that they make smart, thought-out choices.

Their bench hasn't proven themselves yet.
KKR's bench is not exactly healthy, another component of their squad that could be harmful to their chances in IPL 2020. As reported earlier, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad and Rinku Singh's batting backups do not inspire confidence. By comparison, the likes of Sandeep Warrier and M Siddharth did not do enough to merit a spot in the XI, even if one were to turn up.

KKR will need to rest their leading players in IPL 2020, which is happening after a very long break, which might not be possible considering their bench power.