strongest xi of kkr in ipl 2024

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The Kolkata Knight Riders made massive waves ahead of IPL 2024 after making Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc the most player in auction history. The two-time champions paid INR 24.75 crore for Starc and have grown into one of the top teams in the tournament ahead of the 2024 season. 

Alongside Starc, the Knight Riders also received a massive boost with the return of captain Shreyas Iyer, who missed IPL 2023 due to a back injury. After finishing seventh in the last season, KKR will hope to make a massive improvement in IPL 2024. To achieve these expectations, let's look at Kolkata Knight Riders' top-playing XI ahead of IPL 2024.

Strongest Playing XI of Kolkata Knight Riders

Openers - Phil Salt and Venkatesh Iyer

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After the IPL 2024 auction, Kolkata's opening seemed like a major issue which was resolved after Jason Roy pulled out and the team drafted Phli Salt as a replacement. Salt has been in stunning form in T20s over 2023 and will also double up as the wicketkeeper. Alongside the Englishman, Venkatesh Iyer will also open the innings and will look to build on a decent IPL 2023 performance.