Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has slammed the selection of players made by his former IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. According to him, they are lacking in back up options in case any star player suffers from injury. KKR bought Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan and couple of other players.
“The positive part about Pat Cummins is that you can expect him to take wickets with the new ball because he has a good swing and he bowls at good pace, he might be a concern for the death overs but he has good bowling skills and he has been with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 and has improved a lot since then,” said Gambhir.
“I hope he plays all the matches and makes the team win 3-4 matches single-handedly because he has been bought for such a high amount,” he added.
“But if you look at the squad as a whole, there is no backup for Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine who is a one of a kind bowler. If Eoin Morgan suffers an injury, the team has no middle order overseas batsman.