The king is returning to his kingdom but in a visitors role. Gautam Gambhir who has been the prince for Kolkata over the years will be fighting against them for his home state. The stylish southpaw’s return to Eden Gardens will be one of the major highlights of tonight’s clash. On the tourney point of view, Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking no less than win after failing to bag points in their last two clashes at away and home venue.
Here is the important news for Fantasy players:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Initial Squad: Dinesh Karthik (c) Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Vinay Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Cameron Delport, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Nitish Rana, Apoorv Wankhede, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Javon Searles, Tom Curran
- Kamlesh Nagarkoti ruled out.
- Net bowler, Prasidh Krishna has been signed as a replacement.
- Chris Lynn and Narine are expected to open tonight.
- Robin Uthappa will take number 3 position.
- Going with batting position and combination, Ishank Jaggi might replace Shubman Gill.
- Nitish Rana, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik will form middle-order.
- Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav will pair Narine in the spin department.
- One of Johnson or Tom Curran will get a game.
- There is a slight chance of Javon Searles coming in place of Johnson.
- Shivam Mavi might get a go again.
Initial squad: Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Gautam Gambhir, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Naman Ojha, Prithvi Shaw, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Avesh Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Jayant Yadav, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett
- No injury concerns.
- Jason Roy and Gambhir will open again.
- Rishabh Pant could bat again at number 3.
- Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer, Vijay Shankar will form middle-order.
- One of Christian or Morris will get a game.
- Christan has high chances.
- Shami will lead pace attack again.
- Liam Plunkett might replace Trent Boult but very unlikely.
- Amit Mishra or Jayant Yadav might replace Shahbaz Nadeem.
KKR: Chris Lynn, Narine, Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Karthik, Shubman Gill/Ishank, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Tom Curran/Mitchell Johnson/ Javon Searles, Shivam Mavi
DD: Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris/Christian, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem/Amit/Jayant, Shami, Boult/Plunkett, Rahul Tewatia