It would not be a matter of amazement if the Kolkata Knight Riders vent a cluster of fast bowlers in their starting match against the defending champion Mumbai Indians on the seventh season of Indian Premier League sets out in Abu Dhabi today.
The captain of KKR declined the fact that KKR is such a team that banks on spinners only. The heroic captain of 2012 season Gambhir believes that it is the pace bowling which can KKR the championship title victor.
It looked pretty unique when the team officials were selecting the players in the February auction.
The squad has gathered some sound fast bowlers such as Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel and Pat Cummins, who usually bowl at the speed of express. Their hurried encounter is going to act a substantial execution for the side this season if they would able to perform well, regardless the place where it is being played.
“I am a strong adherent that it’s the bowlers who victor you games, irrespective of the format. As a captain, I am a big fan of having hard pace at my provision because when you are quick through the air, the surface becomes inapposite.” Gambhir posted in the official website of IPL.
“Yes, at the rear of my mind, I was thinking on the lines of having a suitable pace aggression in case the competition moves to South Africa. Nevertheless, now that we are playing in the UAE and India, we still have all bases capped.” He added.
As Pakistani former pacer Wasim Akram has reappeared as the bowling coach of KKR, it seems that now there would be no lack of pace bowling tricks on the side.
With the assessment of Vinay Kumar, who has grabbed the prior position and has a quite prominence to bowl sound at the death, the team is likely to deliver an appropriate pace attack that can hinder the opponent batsmen to score in the vital slog overs.
Gambhir, however, comprises a galore of options as he has the Caribbean off-spinner Sunil Narine. Narine’s faster deliveries can really bustle off the pitch. KKR has got another crucial choice of leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.
“Wrist spinners are wicket-takers and we thought it would be sound to have one. Likewise, until the last year we had young spinners like Sarabjeet Ladda and Iqbal Abdullah but this time we wanted a more accustomed hand. Besides, Piyush can also give us some handy runs down the order.” Gambhir stated, signifying sharply that there was logic behind picking up every player in the auction.
Twenty20 can be counted as an estimated speculation. Gambhir acknowledged the fact that any team can defeat others.
KKR has selected 21 players, a fantastic combination of skill, youth and capability. Jacques Kallis and Gambhir have been assumed to perform well as they always do, whereas Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan will be handed over the responsibility of prioritizing soldiers of the squad.
“I believe that all 21 players we have selected are match-winners. On the whole I am pretty glad with the team we have.” Gambhir said. He never tried to camouflage his feeling on and off the field.