Kolkata Knight Riders were the most successful franchise financially speaking in the first version of the IPL. Due to the recent turn of events they had to leave out a few Pakistani players which did blow a dent to the team.
But the management has indeed played their cards well. There are some new and exciting players in this team that makes them look quite the formidable team despite the recent confusion over captaincy. I cannot help feeling whether that too is a publicity stunt. However, time shall tell. The idea of having four captains is quite intriguing.
The batsmen feature David Hussey, Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Brad Hodge. India's most successful captain Sourav Ganguly has quite a lot to manage even this time. The all-rounders in this team are an excellent lot which features Moises Enriques, Angelo Mathews and Mashrafe Mortaza.
The last one being a dramatic story where two teams were at loggerheads to get this explosive batsman plus fast bowler. The other team that tried to win this Bangladeshi player was Kings XI Punjab. KKR's bowling includes Ishant Sharma, spin whizkid Ajantha Mendis, Ashok Dinda, Murali Karthik and the South African Charl Langeveldt.
With all the ruckus over the captaincy and the right mix of players on the ground. The question over whether the Knights can be crowned Kings by the end of IPL 2 remains to be seen.