IPL 2021: KKR squad released, check complete list of players

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KKR squad big update : The two times champions entered into the mega auction with a salary cap of 10.75 Crores . The team has already released 5 of it’s player and retained 17 of them . KKR also had only 8 slots left to make up the KKR squad. The team made some fantastic buys and hence did smart work at the mega auction . In this post we are going to cover each major topic about the KKR’s squad. So make sure you read the entire post.

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KKR squad auction overview

Now let’s talk about the auction overview for kolkata’s squad. As we discussed earlier the team has made some smart buys and filled up all of their 8 slots in just 10.75 Crores. The players bought also include some big names such as shakib-al-hasan and Harbhajan singh . Overall we are very impressed from the buys that KKR made in a very liitle budget. Now let’s have a look at the complete squad of Kolkata.

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KKR team 2021 list

The 2 times champion have also made their squad strong enough that it seems to enter in playoffs surely . The team on which we are predicting this is as follows –

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

Retained players in KKR squad

Let’s discuss more about the retained players in the KKR squad . The defending champions have retained 17 of their superstars players which will help the team to dominate in the entire season . Now let’s have a look at the retained players in the Knight Riders squad –

  • Dinesh Kartik
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Nitish Rana
  • Shubman Gill
  • Rinku Singh
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Pat Cummins
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Sandeep Warrier
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Varun Chakaravarthy
  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • Tim Seifert.

KKR released players

Apart from the retained players there are also some players that were released by the Knight Riders .The players that were released were not popular enough. Let’s have a look at the released players.

The List of released players is as follows –

  • Tom Banton
  • Chris Green
  • Nikhil Naik
  • Siddhesh Lad
  • Siddharth M

Players buyed by Kolkata Knight Riders

Management community of KKR has chosen to buy 8 players among which only 3 players were overseas and therefore they moved forward with 5 Indian players. The buys also include the old all rounder and the bangladeshi skipper of the team Shakib AL Hasan . The team also went behind Harbhajan Singh and buyed him in 2 Crores.

The complete list of buyed players is as follows :

  • Harbhajan Singh (Bowler)- Rs. 2 crore
  • Shakib Al Hasan (All-Rounder)- Rs. 3.2 crore
  • Ben Cutting (All-Rounder)- Rs. 75 lakh
  • Karun Nair (Batsman)- Rs. 50 lakh
  • Pawan Negi (All-Rounder)- Rs. 50 lakh
  • Venkatesh Iyer (All-Rounder)- Rs. 20 lakh
  • Vaibhav Arora (Bowler)- Rs. 20 lakh
  • Sheldon Jackson (Wicket-Keeper)- Rs. 20 lakh

Probable reasons behind the buys in KKR squad

Now let’s discuss some of the probable reasons behind the big buys.

1. Harbhajan Singh

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Harbhajan Singh was a buy made by KKR which costed them 2 Crores . The buy seems reasonable due to popularity of Harbhajan Singh . Knight Riders might went behind Bhajji to improve their spin attack and also their spin department lacks experience . Add-on of bhajji will increase the experience of the spin department and also Harbhajan’s performace with bat is quite nice. These are the probable reasons behind the buy of Harbhajan Singh.

2. Shakib AL Hasan

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KKR bought shakib-al-hasan for 3.2 Crores . Also shakib’s buy was the biggest buy made by the KKR in this season . Shakib have an experience of playing in KKR as he was a player of KKR in 2012 and 2014. This was a good buy because this will provide KKR’s squad a batting depth and also he is an Off-spinner which will provide KKR a extra bowler.

Conclusion

To conclude KKR has impressed in this auction and was smart enough . The team have no fields in which they are laging behind. Shakib’s entry has reduced the tension of the management as he will provide a batting depth for the team . Overall the team is looking fantastic and it may end upp in reaching the finals. The retained players such as Prasidha krishna are doing great at international levels which is increasing the overall stats of the team .We hope you liked this post , if so then do comment down your thoughts and also share our website. We will meet you in the next wonderful post ,till then

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