KKR’s Well-Rounded Squad Powers Them to IPL 2024 Victory

In this article, we mentioned which players played an important role in the Kolkata Knight Riders’ victory in the IPL 2024 season. Read the full article 

This year, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the IPL 2024 title. By winning the trophy after 10 years, they proved once again that they are no less than anyone. In this victory, along with all the players from Kolkata, their supporting staff also played a very good role. Gautam Gambhir won the cup this season while returning to Kolkata as a mentor. Players and supporting staff who played an important role in Kolkata’s victory this season are

Gautam Gambhir (Mentor)

Captain Gautam Gambhir, who made the Kolkata Knight Riders champions in 2012 and 2014, has made an important contribution to bringing more trophies to Kolkata this season while returning as a mentor. Before this, he was the mentor of the Lucknow Super Giants.

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Shreyas Iyer (Captain)

After not playing IPL last year due to injury and returning this year, he played a very important role in making the team win this year. This year, along with good batting, he also showed good captaincy. He scored 351 runs in 15 matches at a strike rate of 146.86. In the Qualifier 1 he smashed a half-century against SRH.

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Sunil Narine (All-rounder)

One of the major reasons for KKR being so successful this year was their opening batsmen, and with the stormy start of Sunil Narine, Kolkata started dominating the other teams from the very first overs this season. He scored 488 runs in 15 matches this season at a strike rate of 180.74 and was the highest run-scorer for KKR this season. Along with that, he also took 17 wickets in bowling this season.

Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer’s initial matches were not special, but he is the batsman who scored the most runs in the qualifiers. He has scored 370 runs in 14 matches, with a strike rate of 158.80. In Qualifier 1, he scored 51 runs in 28 balls, and in the finals, he scored 52 runs in 26 balls against Sunrises Hyderabad

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Abhishek Nair

Apart from all this, there was one person who played an important role in making the team champion, and after the final victory, Varun Chakraborty and Venkatesh Iyer also mentioned him. This person is the batting coach of the team, Abhishek Nair. Abhishek Nair has been associated with KKR as the batting coach for the last 3–4 seasons, and he played an important role in preparing many players. Venkatesh Iyer, who made the team champion by playing an excellent inning of 52 runs in 26 balls in the final, said that people do not pay attention to some things, but he will not let this happen. Venkatesh gave credit to Abhishek Nair for the improvement in his batting.

Mitchell Starc

When Gambhir bought Mitchell Starc for Rs 24.75 crore in the IPL auction, in the initial matches many people raised many questions about his move, but silencing all the critics, Mitchell Starc played a huge role in making the team win in the qualifiers and the final. They asked why Gambhir bought him for so much money.

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