Kolkata Knights Riding To Defend Their Crown This IPL Season!
The sixth edition of the most colourful edition of the gentleman’s game, the Indian premier league, is about to begin, and it’s grander than ever!
The last season of the Indian premier league saw the bolly studded star owned side, the Kolkata Knight Riders, polish their armour and, after a shaky start, finally succeed in their quest to gain the coveted IPL trophy. The team witnessed great changes at the start of the last season, with almost all old players, including the famed captain Sourav Ganguly, being given the metaphorical boot, and a completely new team being brought in, under the leadership of Indian national team captain Gautam Gambhir. The enormous risk taken by owners Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta paid off, as the Kolkata Knight Riders blazed past two time defending champions Chennai super kings, and won the final by a spectacular five wickets.
The side which broke the Kolkata knight riders four season losing streak and finally gave them the taste of long awaited victory included a mix of well known and little know players, including Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Jaques Kallis, Lakshmi Rattan Shukla, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasa, Brad Haddin, Brendon Mccullum, James Pattinson, Lakshmipath Balaji, Brett Lee, Sunil Naraine, Marchant De Lange And Jaydev Unadkat. In respect to the previous season’s victory, the core team remains almost unchanged for KKR IPL 6 squad. However, there are reports that a small amount of fresh blood may still be added. However, critics feel that the team would be better off not being too complacent in their win, as there are several very good sides fighting to steal their trophy from them. The team seems to understand this, and is thus practicing harder than ever as IPL 6 approaches.
The Kolkata knight riders are an extremely good side, which seem to have finally found its rhythm. The presence of A-List players, the bolly-star studded management, as well as the glitter that accompanies every IPL game is sure to provide the audience with more than their money’s worth of cricketing education and entertainment.