KKR is considered a strong contender to win the title this season, know what is the strongest link theinsiderinsight

IPL 2024: KKR is one of the most impressive teams in the initial phase of the 17th season of the Indian Premier League. Kolkata Knight Riders have won all three of their matches so far in IPL 2024 and the team is placed second in the points table with 6 points. From batting to bowling, Kolkata players are being praised a lot. On one hand, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine and other batsmen are busy hitting sixes and the bowlers are also leaving no stone unturned in scattering the wickets. So let us know what things are making KKR the biggest contender to win the trophy in IPL 2024.

Not averse to scoring and chasing big scores

Kolkata has played 3 matches so far in IPL 2024, out of which the team has crossed the 200-run mark twice and on the third occasion also scored more than 180 runs. The high-scoring of all three of their matches and their winning every time is the biggest proof of the form KKR's batsmen are in. Kolkata won while chasing SRH's 204 runs, while RCB's score of 182 runs was chased in the 17th over itself. Apart from this, KKR had scored 272 runs against Delhi. The fearless nature of the batsmen is proving Kolkata Knight Riders to be a very dangerous team.

There was aggression among the players due to the arrival of Gautam Gambhir.

The credit for KKR's excellent performance so far in IPL 2024 has also been given to Gautam Gambhir, who has returned to the Kolkata team as a mentor in 2024. It was his aggression when he led KKR to the IPL trophy under his captaincy in 2012 and 2014. As soon as Gambhir came, Sunil Narine has been brought back to open, who has scored 134 runs at a strike rate of more than 206 in the current season. Due to the strong start from the top order, KKR puts pressure on the opposition teams in the beginning. Sunil Narine and Andre Russell together have hit 22 sixes in 3 matches, while Phil Salt and Rinku Singh in the lower order are also not shying away from playing big shots.

Although Mitchell Starc has been beaten a lot in bowling so far, but in the match against Delhi Capitals, he has opened his wicket account in IPL 2024. He will be expected to bowl well in the next matches. Apart from them, Vaibhav Arora and Sunil Narine are not only taking wickets but their economy rate of less than 7.5 is proving them to be very lethal bowlers. Although other bowlers will also have to improve, but Vaibhav and Narine still remain the backbone of KKR's bowling.

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