Kolkata, April 5: Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Piyush Chawla and Mitchell Johnson were seen bonding well and knowing each other during a practice session at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. The Indo-Aussie pair have played as counter-parts for their respective nations in the recent past but now have converted the relationship into a familiar one.

Following the Mitchell Starc injury, which saw him missing out on the upcoming lucrative season, Johnson will spearhead the pace bowling department for KKR while Chawla will be the key man in the spin department for the Kolkata outfit.

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:

Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Starc, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Singh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Vijay Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi.