IPL 2020 Team Preview: All-embracing Kolkata Knight Riders squad ready for new accolades in UAE
The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI), in all its glory, gave life to its brainchild -the Indian Premier League- in the year 2008. For the past 12 seasons, the IPL has been one of the most tantalising global cricketing events and has formed a huge fanbase all across the world. It’s not just a platform for Indian players but also young foreign talents and has been successful in its prime motive since its inception.
The first-ever IPL game took place at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore with the Kolkata Knight Riders side taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore. KKR started with a huge win, a margin of 140 runs, with Brendon McCullum smashing an unbeaten 158. Ever since their opening game in the inaugural IPL edition, KKR have been a promising side and also the winners of two IPL titles (2012 and 2014 under captain Gautam Gambhir) but it’s been a long time that the Kolkata-based franchise made it to the top. With the great IPL auction that KKR had, it’s their time to shine again. KKR are scheduled to begin their IPL 2020 campaign on September 23, as they lock horns with 4-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.
2008: Knocked out in group stage after finishing 6th out of 8 teams
2009: Knocked out in group stage after finishing last out of 8 teams
2010: Knocked out in group stage after finishing 6th out of 8 teams
2011: Qualified for playoffs eventually finishing in 4th place
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