With the three days left for the IPL 5 auction, Shah Rukh Khan, principal owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders, on Wednesday said the team think-tank under new coach Trevor Bayliss was going in the right direction to fill up the places.
Expressing confidence on their preparation for the auction, Shah Rukh said he would be meeting their new coach for the first time on Thursday to get first-hand knowledge about the team management’s plans.
“I will be meeting him (Trevor) in Mumbai tomorrow. To be frank, I myself don’t know about the specifics on the preparation.
“Cricketing decisions lie with our captain Gautam Gambhir and the support staff. I will get to know about the preparation tomorrow night and discuss the technical details,” he said.
The Knight Riders have already started their preparation for the fifth season with a week’s camp in Kolkata last month. The team’s new coach, though, is yet to join the squad.
Shah Rukh said they would move to Bangalore for the IPL 5 auction on February 4.
A total of 144 players, including Indian Test batsman VVS Laxman, paceman S Sreesanth and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, will go under the hammer.