KKR to chalk out strategy for IPL 5 on Thursday: Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan was hopeful of filling up the spaces where the team is lacking right now Getty Images

Kolkata: Feb 1, 2012

Bollywood superstar and owner of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Shah Rukh Khan said the team management will sit for a discussion Thursday to decide strategy of for the upcoming cricket season.

“We are having a new coach as Trevor (Trevor Bayliss), because we were not aware whether our old coach would have been able to stay with us. I will be meeting him tomorrow (Thursday) at Mumbai. The cricketing decisions will be taken by captain Gautam (Gambhir), coach and other cricketing heads. We will start our preparations from tomorrow (Thursday) night,” said Shah Rukh while addressing a programme in Kolkata.

King Khan was hopeful of filling up the spaces where the team is lacking right now.

“In that meeting we will have the technical details about how many players we can take or not. Hopefully we will try and gets the players that we need. If we can fill up the spaces where we lack then it would be wonderful,”

Shah Rukh also expressed his satisfaction over the team’s performance last year.

“We are in touch with Gautam from Australia. Hopefully tomorrow we will starting and hope to taker positions which will strengthen the team. Our last year’s performance was much better than last few years,” said Shah Rukh.

KKR, which was in a much better position in the IPL 2011 season, had fared badly in the earlier three editions. It is the only franchise which failed to make it to the semi-finals even once between 2008 and 2010.(IANS)