Australia batsman and KKR assistant coach Simon Katich stated that Kolkata based franchise has the strongest batting line-up in the Indian Premier League. With players like Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell and Carlos Brathwaite in the side, Katich feels KKR can go all the way in the tournament. With a maximum of four foreigners allowed in the playing XI, it may be a selection headache for the team management.

“The big fella (Brathwaite) here has potentially one of the best strike rates in World T20. So in terms of our batting, it’s the strongest in the competition.”

“We are blessed with a lot of powerful players such as Lynn and Sunil Narine, who is good in the Powerplay. Then we have Robin (Uthappa), Nitish (Rana), DK (Dinesh Karthik) and Shubman (Gill),” he said.

“Last year, six of our batsmen (Karthik, Lynn, Narine, Uthappa, Russell and Nitish Rana) were inside the top-25 leading run getters in the tournament,” he pointed out.

“So we have a very powerful batting line-up. It would be great to see the big fella (Brathwaite) get out there and start swatting sixes like flies at the back-end of the innings,” said Katich.

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