Kolkata Knight Riders have pulled off a coup by getting their former captain Gautam Gambhir onboard as the Mentor. Gautam comes in with a lot of experience and will instantly improve the chances of the side. He likes to build his sides on quality Indian players and that would be a challenge. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of three players Gautam Gambhir might target for KKR for IPL 2024.
1) Navdeep Saini (If released by Rajasthan Royals)
Navdeep Saini‘s position at RR is now precarious considering Avesh Khan has arrived at the franchise. It needs to be noted that Saini was first spotted by Gambhir.
KKR needs some good Indian pacers. Eden Gardens pitch may not suit Saini but he can be a top option at some of the other venues. Hence, Gambhir could sign him.
2) Manish Pandey (If released by Delhi Capitals)
Manish Pandey is one of the players Gautam Gambhir might target for KKR for IPL 2024. As per reports, Manish Pandey is set to be released by Delhi Capitals.
Gambhir needs a reliable Indian opener for KKR. In the powerplay, Manish can be a good option against pace bowling. He is an experienced cricketer and has found success at the franchise before. If he returns to this environment, maybe, things could improve for him. Hence, he is on this list.
3) Shreyas Gopal
Shreyas Gopal went unsold in IPL 2023 Auctions. In the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he was in decent touch with the ball and the bat.
Eden Gardens pitch, going by how it behaved in the ODI World Cup, is likely to assist spinners. While Suyash Sharma is there as the leg-spinner, there might be an option needed on the bench. Here is where an experienced player like Shreyas Gopal can add value to the outfit.