Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, have unveiled their new jersey for the upcoming 2019 season on Sunday
The two time champions unveiled their brand new kit for the upcoming season, with shades of purple and gold. In this video Karthik says “Hi guys, it is the KKR fans including mine’s biggest treasure, the jersey. Like every year, it has a different style, different look, and a different feel to it. He urged his fans to get the original one instead of fake version. Nokia are the main sponsors of the KKR 2019 IPL Kit, with the logo Lux Cozi also appearing on the jersey.
KKR will start their campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 24. Ahead of their season opener, Karthik unveiled the new jersey for the KKR franchise, with shades of purple and gold. Kolkata Knight Riders have been champions in the year 2012 and 2014 under Gautam Gambhir who took retirement earlier this month.
West Indies hard hitting all-rounder batsman Carlos Brathwaite, who played for Delhi Dardevils in the last season (Now knows as Delhi Capitals) was bought by Kolkata.
The players that have been released are Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade and Javon Searles.
Ahead of IPL 2019, India’s U-19 World Cup heroes Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti have been ruled out of the entire season due to injury. This will be second year in a row that Nagarkoti has been ruled out of the season. The team has roped in Sandeep Warrier as a replacement for 19 year old Nagarkoti, while KC Cariappa will replace Mavi respectively
The 33 year old Karthik’s performance in the forthcoming season of the Indian Premier League will be closely observed. He remains in contention along with young Rishabh Pant for the second wicket keeper spot for India’s World Cup 2019 in England. In the previous edition of IPL, he scored 498 runs at an average of 49.84 with two fifties. A good season this year would almost certainly book him a spot in the 15 member squad.