Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have relied a lot on their overseas bowlers to come good and they will be hoping that the Indian bowlers come into play on a large occasion. They have roped in a lot of Indian contingents who have performed well in the IPL previously.
They have acquired the services of Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as a backup option for Sunil Narine or Andre Russell. They have also bought veteran Harbhajan Singh for his base price which was a very wise pick. Kolkata Knight Riders have already won the IPL twice in 2012 and 2014 under Gautam Gambhir’s captaincy.
IPL 2021: 5 Bowlers From Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Who Can Be The Highest Wicket Taker
Shivam Mavi was a U-19 sensation who had instilled a lot of expectations in the Indian fans for the future. He swings the new ball at a good pace and can bowl lethal Yorkers. He can hit the deck hard as well but is very inconsistent and relatively inexperienced.
He has been expensive more often in the previous editions but is a wicket-taker always. He finished with 9 wickets in the 8 games he played in the IPL 2020.
Lockie Ferguson is one of those bowlers who can crank up to high speeds and can extract bounce with an uncanny action. He was part of the world cup squad that made it to the finals in 2019 and has been around the limited-overs set up for New Zealand.
Lockie Ferguson can be used as a wicket-taker in the middle overs, but with the amount of quality with the overseas players in the Kolkata Knight Riders set up, he is most likely to be a backup option for Pat Cummins. Given the opportunity on a consistent basis, he can be the highest wicket-taker.