Both the Knights and defending champions MI were a part of utterly lopsided campaigns in their respective lung openers.
     
While Knights clinically decimated Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets having bowled the opposition for a sub-100 score, the Mumbai Indians were at the receiving end with league debutants Rising Pune Supergiants giving them a sound thrashing by 9 wickets.
     
Narine, who had left for the Caribbean after his father's demise is back in Kolkata, and with clearance from the ICC will like to forge a lethal combination with 45-year-old chinaman exponent Brad Hogg, if both are picked as overseas recruits.
     
Narine with 74 IPL scalps from four seasons has been instrumental in leading the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned franchise to titles in 2012 and 2014.
     
If the jet-lagged Narine is available, it will mean a selection dilemma for Gambhir with the Aussie veteran Brad Hogg (3/19) being the pick of their bowler rattling DD for 98 in 17.4 overs.
     
In that case, Gambhir may like to dump John Hastings, who did bowl well against Daredevils. A look at India's recent series in Australia will indicate that Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma had really played the big-bodied Aussie really well. The other option is to play a batsman less to induct Narine and in that case Colin Munro may be made to sit out.

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