IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders aim for 3rd title post tough transition

2-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) can be seeking to recreate outdated magic beneath the astute Eoin Morgan in a bid for their 3rd Indian Premier League title in IPL 2021. Notably, KKR struggled for stability within the final version within the UAE, whereas a change of captaincy on the midway stage didn’t assist them both.

However, in Eoin Morgan, Kolkata have gotten one of the astute brains of the white-ball format. KKR have made some good additions to their squad within the mini-auction, other than retaining their core of the facet — 17 gamers — regardless of a disappointing season.

Experienced Turks to enrich younger KKR knights

Kolkata Knight Riders missed out on a playoff berth in two successive seasons, however they’ve strengthened themselves in two key areas forward of the Indian Premier League’s 14th version. The two-time champion has added expertise and likewise enhanced its choices in each division.

By bringing again Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan and signing 2016 IPL Final man-of-the-match Ben Cutting, they’ve the much-needed back-ups for the Windies duo of Narine and Russell, who failed to fireplace final season.

Australia’s Pat Cummins will lead the pacers whereas Lockie Ferguson with a bunch of promising Indians — Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Sandeep Warrier — will add firepower to the KKR tempo assault. Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and thriller spinner Varun Chakravarthy complement Harbhajan Singh’s off-spin.

KKR to overlook Eden Gardens?

Kolkata Knight Riders will certainly miss the useful circumstances for tempo bowlers that Eden Gardens affords. Notably, KKR will play their first three league video games in Chennai earlier than shifting to Mumbai for their subsequent two league video games. Morgan & Co. will then fly to Ahmedabad for 4 extra video games earlier than ending their league stage in Bangalore with their final 5 video games.

IPL 2021 Auctions

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan returned to Kolkata Knight Riders after the franchise paid Rs 3.2 crore to get his companies on the public sale. KKR additionally roped in India spinner Harbhajan Singh for Rs 2 crores. India Test triple-centurion and skilled home cricketer Karun Nair, too, obtained a brand new residence at KKR, as he was purchased by the franchise at his base value of fifty lakh.

Venkatesh Iyer and Vaibhav Arora had been the uncapped picks of the franchise whereas Sheldon Jackson would be the backup for Dinesh Karthik as he was the one keeper within the staff previous to the public sale.

KKR FULL Squad

Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer and Pawan Negi.

KKR FULL SCHEDULE FOR IPL 2021

April eleventh, Sunday, 2021, 07:30 PM: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai

April thirteenth, Tuesday, 07:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians in Chennai

April 18th, 2021, Sunday, 03:30 PM: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai

April twenty first, 2021, Wednesday, 07:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai

April twenty fourth, 2021, Saturday, 07:30 PM: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai

April twenty sixth, 2021, Monday, 07:30 PM: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad

April twenty ninth, 2021, Thursday, 07:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad

May 3rd, 2021, Monday, 07:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad

May eighth, 2021, Saturday, 03:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad

May tenth, 2021, Monday, 07:30 PM: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Bangalore

May twelfth, 2021, Wednesday, 07:30 PM: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Bangalore

May fifteenth, 2021, Saturday, 07:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings in Bangalore

May 18th, 2021, Tuesday, 7:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals in Bangalore

May twenty first, 2021, Friday, 03:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bangalore

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