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Kolkata Knight Riders’ top 3 contenders to win the orange cap in IPL 2024

In this article, we will discuss the Kolkata Knight Riders’ top 3 contenders to win the orange cap in IPL 2024. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are back in discussion this year. With the return of Gautam Gambhir as the mentor the fanbase is charged up and the team looks galvanized to prove a point. They have not won the title in a long time and this season KKR will be desperate to end their trophy drought. 

They already have a dangerous side with a much-balanced combination than the last season. A lot will depend on how their batting unit performs as the championship-winning side must put on a solid show with the bat. Let us take a look at the top 3 names who are going to be the leaders of this batting unit and can also be the orange cap winners at the end of this season. 

Shreyas Iyer

Kolkata Knight Riders' top 3 contenders to win the orange cap in IPL 2024
Shreyas Iyer

The KKR captain will certainly be the most-watched batter for his side this season. He missed the action last season due to an injury but this time around there are no injury scars. He will be the most prominent name in the middle order and it will be his responsibility to anchor the team while batting. With an impressive performance in the Ranji Trophy final, he is back in form and that is a very encouraging sign for Kolkata.

Phil Salt

Kolkata Knight Riders' top 3 contenders to win the orange cap in IPL 2024
Phil Salt

A new entrant in the franchise but a very potent name. Phil Salt has been one of the star performers in franchise leagues around the globe. The start to his international career has also been incredible and the wicketkeeper batter has the ability to take league by storm. Phil Salt is an aggressive batter in the top order and he is exactly the player that the franchise was looking for. Without a shadow of a doubt, he is one of the probable names who can end up as the leading run scorer in the tournament. 

Nitish Rana

Kolkata Knight Riders' top 3 contenders to win the orange cap in IPL 2024
Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders last season. Now he is back in his vice captain’s role. Rana is a much-evolved player and he has the sense of how important he is for his franchise as a batter. The left-hander had an impressive last season with the bat and he will be looking to further improve upon that performance. Left-handers always have additional eyeballs and the fans will be expecting a run-fest from him this season.

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