Under the new leadership of Shreyas Iyer, Kolkata will be eyeing their third Indian T20 League title. They made it to the final last year but lost to MS Dhoni-led Chennai. This time around, they would expect the team to go all the way. Kolkata managed to get back a few players from last season, and they have some new faces as well. Here is the strongest playing XI for them.
Alex Hales- A last-minute buy for Kolkata in the auction can prove to be a game-changer for them. Hales is a match-winner in his own rights and gives Kolkata a very good option at the top.
Venkatesh Iyer- Kolkata put in a lot of trust in this youngster as they retained him ahead of the auction, and deservingly so. He did wonders for them in the second half of the 2021 season and earned them a place in the final. Iyer at the top along with Hales makes up a destructive opening pair.
Shreyas Iyer- Iyer has been named the team captain but he is so much more than that. He bats very sensibly and gives the team a stable option at number three or four.