Kolkata Knight Riders need Indian batters to perform well in IPL 2023

KKR have a couple of players out injured. Captain Shreyas lyer and Lockie Ferguson are poised to be sidelined.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Indian batters will have to step up their game considerably to help the Knight Riders do well in this edition

Kolkata Knight Riders

N Jagadeesan was bought by KKR for INR 90 Lakh. He did extremely well for Tamil Nadu in domestic season.

Jagadeesan has to fire

Top-order batter Nitish Rana's off form has to transform as the left- handed batter will be key to KKR's success.

Nitish Rana consistency

All-rounder Venkatesh lyer was outstanding for KKR in 2021 season. He too needs to replicate his performance

Lyer will be key at the top

Rinku Singh can be the perfect finisher as he has excelled for the two time champions in the past

Rinku Singh is pivotal

Shreyas lyer's injury issue means the KKR captain may be out of action for the entirety of the IPL 2023

Shreyas lyer conundrum