The whole of India is buzzing with excitement as the sixteenth edition of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) is just ten days away. Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders will begin the quest for their third TATA IPL title with an away clash against Punjab Kings in Mohali on April 1.
Needless to say, the TATA IPL fever has already gripped the denizens of Kolkata as members of their beloved Purple & Gold brigade have begun arriving in the City of Joy. Under the stewardship of their new Head Coach ChandrakantPandit, for whom winning laurels is a way of life, the Knights have started training in full swing from Monday, March 20.
Which of the Knights have already arrived in Kolkata? Here are some snippets from the KKR camp:
1. Guru Pravesh
New KKR Head Coach ChandrakantPandit was the first member of the Purple & Gold Brigade to arrive in Kolkata. He checked in at the team hotel on Saturday (March 18) evening. All the KKR support staff members have reached the city and have been overseeing the team’s training sessions.
The KKR support staff this year comprises the usual members – Assisatant Coaches AbhishekNayar and James Foster, Bowling Coach Bharat Arun, Assistant Bowling Coach OmkarSalvi, Performance Analyst AR Srikkanth, Team Manager Wayne Bentley, Strength & Conditioning Coach Chris Donaldson, besides Fielding Coach Ryan ten Doeschate, who himself is a former Knight.