The 13th edition of the IPL will kickstart on Saturday with Mumbai Indians squaring off against the Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi.
Kolkata Knight Riders, who will kickstart their 2020 campaign on September 23, have a great mix of Indian and overseas talent this time around, making them one of the prime contenders for the title in Michael Vaughan’s books.
Vaughan also went on to laud KKR coach Brendon McCullum, who recently led the TKR franchise to title glory in the CPL.
“Kolkata Knight Riders (will win the IPL). Baz McCullum as a coach. I just think they’ve got enough, and with him coaching, he’s just won the Caribbean Premier League, as a coach. I just think he’s going to to have enough,” he said.
Pat Cummins might not play all the games for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020- Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan lauded the quality that Kolkata Knight Riders have in their set-up. He, however, added that Pat Cummins- the most expensive overseas player in the history of the IPL- might not play all the games since the pitches in the UAE are expected to slow down as the tournament progresses.
“There’s plenty there for them to be competitive. Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, probably won’t play all games, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana. Lots of quality in there. It might be that they don’t have enough power in their batting. But there you go. Kolkata Knight Riders are your IPL champions,” Vaughan signed off.
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