These are times when the game of Cricket is on the peak in the country. The Indian Cricket Team is actually on a roll with consecutive series wins over the past few months. A Win against England in ODI and Test Series, and the recent trophy against the Australian Team prove we are ready for any challenge which comes in our way. Indian Cricket League, a 10 year old legacy, is coming back next week and we Indians can’t just wait any longer. It is one of the best cricketing tournaments of the world and players from all the cricket playing nations participate in large numbers due to its popularity and money minting opportunities. It incepted in 2007, when the T20 format was just introduced and soon enough it took the game of cricket like a wildfire.
Out of all the teams, Kolkata Knight Riders have really had a special place in the hearts of cricket fans in India and abroad. The team is owned by none other than our very own King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan , and has Sourav Ganguly on their advisory panel. Falling hard on its knees initially, the team has really seen some turnaround times and has performed superbly in last 5 years to win the title twice. With Gautam Gambhir as the captain, hitters like Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan, and with Jacques Kallis as their coach, this team looks in the best of form. A lot of young bowlers have been the strong side of the Kolkata team which largely relies on the hands of players like Shakib Al Hasan, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav and Sunil Narine.
Even though their hit batsman from the start, Yusuf Pathan, is out of international cricket from quite some time now, he still can be a match winner anytime. Though they have won two high-scoring finals, KKR still have stuck to their philosophy that bowlers win matches and the batsmen complement their efforts. This time the team has got some additional players which make their team a lot stronger - Trent Boult, Darren Bravo, Andre Russell and Chris Lynn. The team looks perfectly balanced and also pumped up for the upcoming cricket tournament.
The team has already won 2 titles, in 2012 and 2014, and has equalled the number of trophy wins with the other three teams Mumbai Indians, Chennai SuperKings, and Hyderabad with two different franchises Sunrisers Hyderabad and Deccan Chargers. KKR has seen the worst as well as their best times and it will be really amusing to see them taking the tournament with storm from next week onwards. The side is perfectly charged up with all the players in form and will try to bring the best of performances in this T20 battleground. Book your tickets if you want to make it big with your favourite team now.
Written By: Archit Chawla | Post Date: 29 March 2017