Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore today made it clear that the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned franchise would like the composition of the squad for the seventh edition of IPL to be “compact and manageable”.
“We want to keep our squad very compact to make it more manageable. It will be based on need. We will figure out the optimum size, keeping in mind the need for this year and the future,” Mysore said during a press conference at the JU (Salt Lake ground) here today.
Predictably enough, Mysore did not divulge the franchise's strategy ahead of the auctions in Bangalore on February 12 and 13.
“I don't know, so we will wait and see. We have to balance it some how and try and figure out what is the optimum formula keeping in mind of the auction.”
Mysore however did not give a very convincing answer as to why current India speedster Mohammed Shami was not retained by the franchise along with Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine.