With a settled squad that has a good mix of young guns and established hands, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have all the ingredients and are primed to mount a serious title challenge in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season. They face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – the same team that knocked them out of last year’s campaign in Qualifier 2 – in their tournament opener on March 24. (READ: KKR have plan B and C ready if home matches are shifted)

KKR, a side that has qualified for the playoffs six times out of the 11 seasons, were crowned champions in 2012 and 2014 and will look to add a third to their trophy cabinet this year.