IPL 2021 POINTS TABLE

TEAM PLD W L T
Mumbai IndiansMI 14 7 7 0
Chennai Super KingsCSK 14 9 5 0
Royal Challengers BangaloreRCB 14 9 5 0
Delhi CapitalsDC 14 10 4 0
Punjab KingsPK 14 6 8 0

TOP RUN SCORERS

Player Innings Runs
Virat Kohli 191 6076
Shikhar Dhawan 183 5577
Suresh Raina 195 5491
Rohit Sharma 202 5480
David Warner 148 5447

IPL 2021: Best Predicted Playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Kolkata Knight Riders, the two-time titleholder, is a strong team with the right mix of talent and experience. The franchise retained 17 players, released 06, and bought 08 in the recent auction. With so much to choose from, Skipper, Eoin Morgan could have a tough time selecting the final playing 11. Here’s the combination he should go with in the first encounter against SRH.

Player

Matches / S. Rate

Total Runs / Wickets

Role

Eoin Morgan

66 / 138.41

1272 / 00

Left Handed Bat (captain)

Shubman Gill

41 / 125.20

939 / 00

Right Handed Bat

Andre Russell

74 / 182.33

1,517 / 61

All-rounder

Nitish Rana

        60 / 135.56

1,437 / 07 

Left Handed Bat

Prasidh Krishna

24 / 27.27

03 / 18

Bowler Right Arm

Shivam Mavi

17 / 79.31

23 / 14

Bowler Right Arm

Sandeep Warrier

04 / 00

02 / 00

Bowler Right Arm

Kuldeep Yadav

45 / 76.00

57 / 40 

Bowler Left Arm

Shakib Al Hasan

63 / 126.65

746 / 59

All Rounder

Sunil Narine

120 / 164.27

892 / 127 

All Rounder

Vaibhav Arora

00 / 00

00 / 00 

Bowler Right Arm

Lockie Ferguson

14 / 146.66

44 / 11

Bowler Right Arm

Ben Cutting

21 / 168.79

238 / 10

All Rounder

Tim Seifert

00 / 00 

00 / 00

Wicketkeeper /Right Handed Bat

Karun Nair

73 / 128.36

1,480 / 00

Right Handed Bat

Sheldon Jackson

04 / 122.58

38 / 00

Wicketkeeper / Right Handed Bat

Venkatesh Iyer

00 / 00

00 / 00

All Rounder

Dinesh Karthik

196 / 129.63

3,823 / 00

Wicketkeeper /Right

Harbhajan Singh

160 / 138.16 

829 / 150 

Bowler Right Arm

Pat Cummins

30 / 131.95

223 / 29

Bowler Right Arm

Pawan Negi

50 / 126.29

365 / 34

All Rounder

Kamlesh Nagarkoti

          10 / 70.96

22 / 05 

Bowler Right Arm

Varun Chakravarthy

        14 / 66.66 

10 / 18 

Bowler Right Arm

Rahul Tripathi

45 / 134.78

988 / 00

Right Handed Bat

Gurkeerat Mann

41 / 121.09

511 / 05

All Rounder

1. Shubman Gill

The highest scorer for KKR in the 2020 edition, the talented youngster should open the innings. He can make the most of the power play and can carry the bat through the innings. 

2. Nitish Rana

With a strike rate of 138 plus, Rana can hit the ball long and hard. He’s an ideal foil for Gill.

3. Rahul Tripathi

Rahul has made the number 03 spot his own with a fine performance in the last season. He should continue batting at the same spot to provide the required stability to the top order. 

4. Eoin Morgan: (overseas)

Skipper, Morgan has a reputation for innovation and stroke play. His presence at number 04 would help KKR pose big totals batting first and chase down any total batting second. 

5. Andre Russell: (overseas)

With 1,517 total IPL runs at a strike rate of 182.3374, the West Indian is perhaps the most destructive batsman. His form at number 05 will decide KKR’s fortunes in the upcoming season. 

6. Dinesh Karthik

DK brings in loads of experience into the line-up, which would be crucial in crunch situations. Plus, he can bat well with the lower order and keep wickets. That’s an added advantage.  

7. Sunil Narine:  

While Shakib Al Hasan can be considered for the role of a spin all-rounder, Narine could be a better choice for his wicket-taking abilities. He can decimate bowlers with the bat as well.   

8. Pat Cummins: (overseas)

Cummins is one of the top bowlers on the international circuit and should spearhead the KKR’s pace attack. His nagging line and length and lively pace could be difficult to handle for batsmen.  

9. Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep should be preferred over Varun Chakravarthy for his experience and skills.  

10. Shivam Mavi

Young Mavi can unsettle batsmen with his sheer pace, making him a wise choice. 

11. Prasidh Krishna

Krishna has to be the second seamer to open with Cummins. He’s pacy and accurate. 

KKR is a talented team, and we are looking forward to see who plays in the final XI in the upcoming matches.

 

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