[caption id="attachment_698785" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Jacques-Kallis-during-KKR-training-session.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-698785" alt="Jacques Kallis, Virat Kohli, IPL 2018, RCB, KKR" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Jacques-Kallis-during-KKR-training-session.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Jacques Kallis during KKR training session PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/kolkata-knight-riders">Kolkata Knight riders</a>(KKR) seem all set to take on <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/royal-challengers-bangalore">Royal Challengers Bangalore</a>(RCB) in their opening game of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a>(IPL) 2018. the game is scheduled to be played on April 8 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli </a> last played in India's tour of South Africa. He was rested for the Nidahas Trophy 2018 in which <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rohit-sharma/">Rohit Sharma </a>led the team to the title. <p></p> <p></p>Ahead of the game <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jacques-kallis/">Jacques Kallis</a> in a press conference revealed that the plan set is against the whole team and not Kohli. <p></p> <p></p><strong>One batter doesn't make a team</strong> <p></p> <p></p>"We have got plans for all the batters. One batter (Kohli) doesn't make a team. When you fall into the trap of one batter then you are focusing on wrong things, you need to focus on all the batters," Kallis said <p></p> <p></p>Yuzvendra Chahal and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kuldeep-yadav/">Kuldeep Yadav</a> were the most successful bowlers in the limited over series against South Africa as they trapped the players in their spin-web. Wrist spin has proved to be a vital weapon for teams in recent times. With two wrist spinners in the side Kallis expressed his excitement for the tournament. <p></p> <p></p>"Wrist spinners play a big role in this format. A mystery bowl is slightly difficult to pick than the conventional players. We have got a couple (Kuldeep and Piyush Chawla), we are looking forward to some exciting time," he said. <p></p> <p></p>KKR will miss their most successful captain this season as Dinesh Karthik will lead the side. Karthik who rose to fame in the Nidahas trophy seems to be in a perfect mind frame to lead the team. KKR have a 12-9 win-loss record against RCB. <p></p> <p></p>"You want to start off the tournament well. RCB are a good side. A team that starts off well, are the teams who know their players' roles and where they fit in and how they settle down. We have a good record against them and want to make sure we play some good cricket," Kallis told reporters. <p></p> <p></p>KKR will miss the services of Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc who has been ruled out due to leg injury. Starc was replaced by English allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/tom-curran/">Tom Curran</a>. <p></p> <p></p>"Unfortunately Starc got injured but we have got replacement in Curran. We look forward to some exciting stuff from Tom. Should stand up and play a big role in absence of Mitchell," Kallis concluded.