KKR Team in IPL 2021: Complete Player list of Kolkata Knight Riders after Auction

It is a new year and a new hope for the Kolkata Knight Riders’ fans. It has been seven years since they kissed the trophy, and since then, the performance has been linear. Though they were victorious in 2012 and 2014, their performance is nothing to write home about in the last few years. Last year also did not start well for them. With sudden mid-tournament alterations and disheartening goodbyes, the team had to start fresh in the middle of the series. But this year, the Knights are back in their warrior spirit, and we are sure to get some outstanding performances. 

But before the big festival of T-20 cricket comes the auction. Last year KKR had the highest bid of 15.5cr for an overseas player – Pat Cummins. This year KKR has made well-thought out changes to the team. The decision-makers have spent a fortune to hold back long-time team members and add new promising members who are expected to establish themselves as cricketing superstars.

The planning and bidding has helped the team retain and introduce cricketers of different capabilities to make a more robust Kolkata Knight Riders team. 

The KKR player list 2021 with price and roles.

KKR team 2021

Team full squad for IPL 2021:

Player

Price

(in cr.)

Role

Eoin Morgan (C)

5.25

Middle order batsman

Dinesh Karthik (WK)

7.4

Wicketkeeper – Batsman

Sunil Narine

12.5

Allrounder

Andre Russell

8.5

Allrounder

Harbhajan Singh

2

Bowler

Kuldeep Yadav

5.8

Bowler

Shubman Gill

1.8

Opening batsman

Shakib Al Hasan

3.2

Allrounder

Pat Cummins

15.5

Bowler

Vaibhav Arora

0.2

Bowler

Venkatesh Iyer

0.2

Allrounder

Lockie Ferguson

1.6

Bowler

Ben Cutting

0.75

Allrounder

Sheldon Jackson

0.2

Wicketkeeper – Batsman

Kamlesh Nagarkoti

3.2

Bowler

Karun Nair

0.5

Top order batsman

Pawan Negi

0.5

Bowler

Nitish Rana

3.4

Middle order batsman

Prasidh Krishna

0.2

Bowler

Sandeep Warrier

0.2

Bowler

Shivam Mavi

3

Allrounder

Rinku Singh

0.8

Middle order batsman

Rahul Tripathi

0.6

Top order batsman

Varun Chakravarthy

4

Bowler

Tim Seifert

0.5

Wicketkeeper – Batsman

Retained players list

KKR team 2021

Eoin Morgan

Shivam Mavi

Dinesh Karthik

Lockie Ferguson

Kuldeep Yadav

Nitish Rana

Sunil Narine

Rinku Singh

Shubman Gill

Rahul Tripathi

Andre Russell

Sandeep Warrier

Tim Seifert

Prasidh Krishna

Pat Commins

Varun Chakravarthy

Kamlesh Nagarkoti

 

Released players list

KKR team 2021

Siddhesh Lad

Nikhil Naik

M Siddharth

Tom Baton

Chris Green

What does the team represent?

The KKR 2021 new players list gives a quick peek into the capabilities of the team for a fiery season. Destructive young blood batsmen like Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana will have the opposite teams chasing the abscess all the way to the boundary. With a more consonant team this year, fans can hope for a place in the playoffs. The English World-Cup winning captain, Eoin Morgan looks all charged to get on the pitch and start the innings by grabbing the top spot on the points table. On the bowling side, the team is hoping that leg spinner Varun Chakravarthy becomes the highest wicket taker for IPL 2021.

The Kolkata Knight Riders team 2021 players list encourages the fans to think beyond the playoffs. The are now hoping for a title win. The 2021 team has a talent leading the team, Coach Brendon McCullum and performance mentor David Hussey. The team hopes that the tight schedules and intense training of these two experienced individuals will help the team reach the finals. 

KKR are all set to lock horns with the Sunrisers on the 11th of April in Chennai. We can wait and watch to see how the initial performance will affect team morale and the fan’s spirit. 

 

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