The two times champions of Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders have already begun their first practice session before the starting of IPL 2018, the 11th edition of Indian Premier League. The first pre-session training of the team was held at Jadavpur University second campus ground, in Salt Lake, Kolkata.
For Kolkata Knight Riders, Dinesh Karthik is the newly appointed captain of the team for IPL 2018. In the last few days, this cricketer became the toast of the nation after his wonderful performance in India vs. Bangladesh finale match for the Nidahas Trophy T20 2018. He was the person, who has India, the last moment victory by hitting six at the last ball in Colombo. India was about to lose the game because only 5 runs were needed in the last ball of the finale match, but Dinesh Karthik hit a six in a dramatic fashion and sealed the deal in the name of team India.
After this superb performance, the presence of Dinesh Karthik will surely bolster Kolkata Knight Riders in this season of IPL. Dinesh Karthik is expected to join the KKR squad later this month with the coach of the team, Jacques Kallis.
A total of 11 players in the KKR team, which included the vice-captain of the team Robin Uthappa, sweated in the preseason training for IPL 2018. Some of the names who were included in the pre-season training are Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shubman Gill, leggie Ishank Jaggi, pacer R. Vinay Kumar, and Javon Searles.
The first match of KKR in the IPL 2018 will be held on April 8, 2018, against Royal Challengers Bangalore at their home ground. All the KKR fans are waiting for this day and for this beginning match of the team for IPL 2018.