Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders’ latest addition in the spin department, Harbhajan Singh, checked into the team hotel on Saturday afternoon as few other players started training at the DY Patil stadium.
The veteran off-spinner will turn up in Purple and Gold for the first time after having represented Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in the previous editions of the lucrative league.
The likes of mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, and newcomer Vaibhav Aurora have already started practicing under the watchful eyes of KKR’s assistant coach Abhishek Nayar and Omkar Salvi.
Also, none of the teams will have a chance to play at their home grounds this year which means KKR’s date with Eden Garden needs to wait.
“Coming and playing at Eden Garden is something that we take pride in and we enjoy. To be honest, not playing at Eden Garden despite playing India is going to be an only con if you could say so,” Nayar told press.
The team is also enthusiastic about their pacer Prasidh Krishna’s superb debut against England. In the first ODI against England, Prasidh finished with 4/54 to break the record for best figures by an Indian seamer on debut.
“I feel like it was quite important for him to go on a big stage as this will give him a lot of confidence.” Nayar remarked.