Strength and weakness of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 4, 2011


Team Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR) looks stronger that previous years of IPl in this session. This article reveals strength and weakness of KKR team in IPL 4, 2011.

New team, new look and new prospects, team Kolkata Knight Riders leaving their performances behind is looking forward under a new captain and second highest Indian score in ICC cricket world cup 2011, Goutam Gambhir. In IPl 4, 2011 Kolkata Knight Riders team look more balanced having star performers like Jacquess Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Bret Lee, Brad Hadin and Goutam Gambhir himself. However being only 20 players including 7 overseas players. Batting department of Kolkata Knight Riders looks good but bowling department looks bleak. Here is the detail description of strength and weakness of team Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 4, 2011.

Batting strength of team Kolkata Knight Riders in IPl 4, 2011


Goutam Gambhir, Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan and Brad Haddin are the main batsmen with some good batting hand of local players like Manoj Tiwari and Laxmi Ratan Shukla. Sreevats Goswami who was with Royal Challengers Banglore is back with his own team and may get chance to play in absence of Brad Haddin at least till series between Australia and Bangladesh is going on.

Bowling strength of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team in IPL 4, 2011


Bowling is weaker for KKR as compared to batting, pace attack will be in the hand of Bret Lee but his absence will make put a great responsibilities of Laxmipathy Balaji and Jaidev Unadkat. Rajat Bhatia and Pradeep Sangwan can be effective at times, still till we see Bret Lee in action bowling will be a concern. Most concerned is spin bowling attack> Only Iqbal Abdulla is genuine spinner with part time bowler Yusuf Pathan. Presence of Shakib ul Hasan can provide some rescue to the team.

All rounders of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team in IPL 4, 2011


Team KKR is richest among all teams in all rounders, Kallis, Shakib ul Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschote, Yusuf Pathan, Rajat Bhatia and Laxmi ratan Shukla all are genuine all rounders. However for initial few matches team KKR will have to depend ypon Indian and local players and will able to play only 3 overseas players out of 7 as 4 players Bret Lee, Brad Haddin, James Pattinson and Shakib ul Hasan are engaged in bilateral series between Australia and Bangladesh.


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