The team, which is keen to get back its core team, has already retained Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja.
Combating the fearsome batting duo of Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle is no less than going into the 'battlefield', Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji said on Saturday.
Lakshmipathy Balaji, who retired from First-Class cricket in September 2016, remains associated with the Tamil Nadu team as its bowling coach.
Laxmipathy Balaji felt Indian team have the right combination going into the ICC World T20.
Lakshmipathy Balaji will be Tamil Nadu squad's player-cum-bowling coach as they take on Baroda in the opening game of the Ranji Trophy at the Chepauk from October 1-4.
Railways still need 95 runs to take first innings lead but Tamil Nadu taking the last two wickets and getting a first innings lead to ensure three points and a safe passage into the quarter-finals.
KKR's Sunil Narine grabbed the purple cap in process with amazing figures of 4/22. All other bowlers - L Balaji (2/22), Jacques Kallis (2/17) and Sachithra Senanayake (1/17)
The Kolkata Knight Riders skipper also heaped praise on his bowlers while adding that KKR still have a 'very good chance' of making the playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won all four games against Pune Warriors at the IPL. Kolkata's 46-run win is their biggest in terms of runs over Pune at the IPL, surpassing the 34-run victory at Pune on May 19, 2012. Here are the other statistical highlights from Thursday's game.
Balaji has said that while the team enjoys its cricket, Kolkata Knight Riders have been unable to combine the various aspects of the sport.
A regular face in Chennai's social circles, Priya recently participated in a marathon event to raise funds for underprivileged kids.
The former Australian pacer replaced 'Sultan of Swing' Wasim Akram who earlier stepped down as KKR bowling coach as he wanted to spend more time with his family.
Vinay Kumar has suffered a hamstring strain. He himself had replaced an injured L Balaji.
L Balaji has suffered a stress injury to his right big toe, and has been ruled out of the T20 International series against England. The selectors have picked R Vinay Kumar as his replacement in the Indian team.
Fazal was undefeated on 110 off 271 balls (19X4) as Vidarbha ended the day 229 runs short of Tamil Nadu's first innings total of 449 for eight declared at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground.
L Balaji succeeded in dismissing the Maharashtra openers Harshad Khadiwale and Chirag Khurana, and with Malolan chipping in with his nippy and good length deliveries, the Maharashtra top-order collapsed to 41 for four.
Amid the hype surrounding Yuvraj Singh's return after conquering cancer, pacer Laxmipathy Balaji would make a quiet comeback to the Indian cricket team, more than three-and-a-half years after his last international outing.
Going by past records, the difference between the two sides is quite stark. Yet, when Kolkata Knight Riders attempt to halt Chennai Super Kings' march towards the Indian Premier League crown for the third consecutive year, the contest will surely be riveting and pulsating courtesy the quality of players who will take to the field.