IPL 2018: KKR begins camp without Karthik, Kallis

There was no net session as a total of 11 KKR players, including vice-captain Robin Uthappa, trained on the first day of the camp at the Jadavpur University second campus ground, in Salt Lake.

Dinesh Karthik’s sensational 28 not out from eight balls, in its last-ball win over Bangladesh, in the T20 Tri-Series final last night, has given a big boost to the Kolkata franchise.   -  AP

Man of the moment, Dinesh Karthik, was yet to join as skipper of his franchise, as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) sweated it out in its first practice session, ahead of the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), here, on Monday.

The newly-appointed KKR skipper’s sensational 28 not out from eight balls, in its last-ball win over Bangladesh, in the T20 Tri-Series final last night, has given a big boost to the Kolkata franchise, who have overhauled the squad for the 11th season.

Karthik is expected to join the squad later in March, along with coach Jacques Kallis, as KKR opted to begin its pre-season training with light warm-up sessions.

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There was no net session as a total of 11 KKR players, including vice-captain Robin Uthappa, trained on the first day of the camp at the Jadavpur University second campus ground, in Salt Lake.

The players included U19 World Cup winning duo of Shubman Gill and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, veteran pacer R. Vinay Kumar, Ishank Jaggi and West Indies recruit Javon Searless. along with trainer Adrian Le Roux.

The two-time champions. Kolkata Knight Riders. begins iys campaign, at home, against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), on April 8.

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