Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2021: Fixtures, squad and more!
IPL 2020: How did KKR fare?
Kolkata Knight Riders had another underwhelming Indian Premier League season last year. KKR claimed seven wins and seven losses at a NRR of -0.214. For the second season in succession, KKR failed to qualify for the playoffs as they also had a leadership change midway in the 2020 season. They lost three of their last five games to throw away the momentum.
Squad: Players retained and bought
Retained: Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy.
Players bought: Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi.
How do we rate them?
Kolkata Knight Riders bought Shakib Al Hasan and Ben Cutting to add more firepower in their all-round department.
The team will no longer need to just depend on Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. The spin quartet gets heavier with experienced campaigners like Harbhajan Singh and Pawan Negi.
The batting has the usual presence but a quality player to support Shubman Gill atop is missing.
IPL 2021: Fixtures (KKR)
|April 11||SRH vs KKR||Chennai||7:30 PM|
|April 13||KKR vs MI||Chennai||7:30 PM|
|April 18||RCB vs KKR||Chennai||3:30 PM|
|April 21||KKR vs CSK||Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|April 24||RR vs KKR||Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|April 26||PK vs KKR||Ahmedabad||7:30 PM|
|April 29||DC vs KKR||Ahmedabad||7:30 PM|
|May 3||KKR vs RCB||Ahmedabad||7:30 PM|
|May 8||KKR vs DC||Ahmedabad||3:30 PM|
|May 10||MI vs KKR||Bangalore||7:30 PM|
|May 12||CSK vs KKR||Bangalore||7:30 PM|
|May 15||KKR vs PK||Bangalore||7:30 PM|
|May 18||KKR vs RR||Bangalore||7:30 PM|
|May 21||KKR vs SRH||Bangalore||3:30 PM|