IPL 2019: Sunil Narine Lands in Kolkata, Calls it his Second Home
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Sunil Narine has landed in Kolkata ahead of another exciting season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) commencing from March 23. Narine has been a crucial component for KKR and is hopeful that of playing a pivotal role once again.
Meanwhile, Kolkata have already started their training to gear up for the 12th edition of the league. A young side led by Dinesh Karthik, KKR did an outstanding job last season. They made Eden Gardens their fortress winning most of the games at home to progress to the eliminator finishing third in the group stages. Moreover, they defeated Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator only to lose against Sunrisers Hyderabad to bow out of the tournament. However, the two-time champions will be desperate to go all the way this time around.
Sunil Narine played an important role in the last season with both bat and ball. Promoted to open the innings, Narine scored 357 runs from 16 games with the highest score of 75 runs. He swashbuckling batting at the top has often unsettled the oppositions and the set the tone for the Kolkata Knight Riders batters to follow. With the ball in hand, the Windies cricketer is a giant-killer in this format. He bagged 17 wickets in the season at an economy rate of 7.65. Narine will look to continue his exploits in the upcoming season to lead the charge for the Kolkata-based franchise.
Kolkata Knight Riders took to Twitter to announce the arrival of Sunil Narine. Narin upon landing labelled Kolkata as his second home and admitted that it feels good to come back. Also, he is looking forward to some exciting times in the next one month.
“It’s good to be back. This is my second home, and hopefully, good things lie ahead and a bright IPL season too,” Narine said on landing.
Here is the tweet:
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 19, 2019
Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their campaign on March 24 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens.
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