KKR Get Grand Welcome As Burj Khalifa Lights Up

Kolkata Knight Riders Get Grand Welcome As Burj Khalifa Lights Up

Brendon McCullum, Dinesh Karthlk, Andre Russell
Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell [Photo-PTI]

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), ahead of their IPL 2020 opener against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, grabbed all the limelight in UAE as the Burj Khalifa welcomed the franchise with light works. The grand welcome saw the tallest building in the world turn purple with gold patches and with picture of their star player’s and franchise emblem is show.

Incidentally, bollywood superstar and KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan is the brand ambassador of Dubai. KKR, on their twitter handle, posted a video of the light works ahead of their inaugural fixture against defending champions Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will open their IPL 2020 campaign against defending champions Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. KKR have a well-balanced unit and will look to leave an early mark in the game. While Mumbai Indians will look to bounce back after their defeat in the inaugural IPL 2020 clash and register the first winning points to their tally.

Kolkata Knight Riders Get Grand Welcome As Burj Khalifa Lights Up
Credits: BCCI

KKR will have a mix of experience and young players in their ranks. England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan can well assist captain Dinesh Karthik. While Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine might open the batting for the Kolkata franchise. Andre Russell, the most valuable player of the side, will look to help the side post big totals and later chip in with a few wickets.

Mumbai Indians, with a star-studded line-up, might look to make a few crucial changes. The Mumbai franchise might replace James Pattinson with Nathan Coulter-Nile in their line-up. They will also expect their all-rounders Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and the top-order batsmen to fire for them.