Only a few days are left for the world’s biggest cricket league to start. The first match of IPL 2024 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chepauk Stadium from March 22. Whereas the second match of the 17th season is to be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer is making a comeback once again in IPL 2024. Last season, he missed the entire season due to injury, but he is all set to make a comeback for his franchise once again. It is not yet clear what will be the playing eleven of KKR in the opening match, but before that let us tell you what could be the possible playing eleven of KKR.

Shreyas Iyer will be the captain

After the injury to Shreyas Iyer in IPL 2023, left-handed batsman Nitish Rana took charge of the team. Under Rana’s captaincy, KKR won 6 out of 14 matches and was ranked 7th in the points table. Now once again the regular captain of KKR is returning to the team. Whereas before IPL 2024, Iyer has also indicated his return to form. Iyer played an important inning of 95 runs in the second innings of Ranji Trophy 2024. Whereas KKR fans are expecting Iyer to win the title this year. KKR last won the IPL title in 2014 under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. After which she has failed to win the title till now.

There will be special expectations from Venkatesh. KKR’s star batsman Rinku Singh is in great form at the moment. Rinku Singh had performed well in India’s T20 matches and scored a lot of runs. Rinku Singh played a brilliant inning of 69 runs in 39 balls in the last T20 match against Afghanistan. This innings of Rinku included more sixes than fours. Apart from this, whenever he has got a chance to play for India, he has scored runs.

Now in IPL 2024 also, KKR fans are expecting their favorite batsman to score a lot of runs. Apart from Rinku, in the last season, KKR opener Venkatesh Iyer also performed brilliantly and scored 404 runs in 14 matches. If KKR has to win the IPL title this time, then apart from the top order, the middle order will also have to perform brilliantly.

He may get a chance under the captaincy of Shreyas. KKR had bought 10 players in the mini auction of IPL 2024. In this, Afghanistan’s leg spinner Mujeeb Rahman, West Indies’ Sherfane Rutherford and Australia’s star fast bowler Mitchell Starc were included in their team for Rs 24 crore 75 lakh. After this Mitchell Starc became the most expensive player in IPL history. After buying Starc for such an expensive amount, it is almost certain that he will play all the matches. Mujeeb Rahman can be seen supporting Sunil Narine in the spin department. However, it remains to be seen whether Manish Pandey gets a chance to play in the playing eleven under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer or he is kept on the bench.

KKR’s playing 11 could be something like this

  • Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz,
  • Middle Order-Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana
  • All-rounder-Andre Russell, Sunil Narayan, Ramandeep Singh
  • Bowling: Mitchell Starc, Mujeeb Rahman, Chetan Sakariya