The Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Team also known as KKR is an IPL Franchise Cricket team. The KKR IPL team owner is Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The home ground for the KKR is Eden Gardens, Kolkata which is one of the largest and the most Iconic stadium in the country. In the press conference post Auction, Brendon MCcullum (assistant coach) and few of management team members told the press that Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Team Captain is set to be Dinesh Kartik, Under his captaincy, KKR finshed 5 th in the points table with 12 points (just below SRH due to net run rate. The two times Champions will hope for a better performance this year as they have got a balanced squad with the likes of Morgan, Russell, Pat Cummins and Narine.
The two-time IPL champion had retained 14 players and had 11 slots to fill, four solely for foreign players ahead of the auction. KKR IPL team Owner Shahrukh, will be thinking for yet 3 rd title trophy in this season of IPL as they have revamped the squad after a disappointing last season.
This is the list of players which were released by KKR IPL Team 2020 Auction :-
Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, Joe Denly, Yarra Prithviraj, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Matthew Kelly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Anrich Nortje
KKR started the IPL 2020 auction with a bang as they went all out for England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan for Rs 5.50 crore before making Australian pacer Pat Cummins the costliest overseas player ever in the history of IPL. they picked up IPL most expensive overseas purchase in the form of Australian Pacer Pat Cummins for a whooping 15.50 crore. DC and RCB were bidding aggressively for Cummins, before KKR open up the bid at 15 crore.
They bought as many as 9 players and 1 Traded for the Auction 2020 Purchased players includes England Captain Eoin Morgan (5.25 Crore); Australian premier pacer Pat Cummins (15.5 Crore); Batsman Rahul Tripathi (60 lakh); Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy (4 Crore); Bowler M Sidhharth (20 lakh), Australian allrounder Chris Green (20 lakh), England young sensation Tom Banton (1 Crore); Pravin Tambe (20 lakh) (which is now no longer part of squad as took part in overseas league); Nikhil Naik (20 lakh)
Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik
Dinesh Karthik has been named as franchise captain even after the inclusion Eoin Morgan.
Having entered the team in 2018 (earlier the captaincy role was handled by Gautam Gambhir), He has finished two seasons with the team as a role for wicket keeper batsman who plays a part of a finisher in the team. He had some great innings and many unbeaten knock which took his team home comfortably. He has also captained brilliantly as he was handed over a squad which was filled with young raw talent like Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Rinku Singh and Prasidh Krishna.
Now we will have a look towards the probable XI of KKR Team Player that can be played in the first match. As we all know how important it is to know which players are playing in the match for a Fantasy gamer. Here you will get a glimpse of the KKR Playing XI.
Now let us take a look at the best possible combination for the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team during the upcoming IPL season.
Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Team management is expect go with these two for the opening slot after Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa being dropped from this year squad. All eyes will be on Shubhman Gill, with limited opportunities they have got, he has got all eyes lit up the audience with his audacious shot making. He is one for the future.
Both of these players are the integral part of the KKR Fantasy Cricket League Team. The other likely choice for the opening slot can be Siddhesh Lad and Tom Banton.
This team has got a stable middle order with experience of Dinesh Kartik and Eoin Morgan and young guns. Nitesh Rana has done good enough for KKR to retain him for the upcoming season. Last time around, the Delhi batsman scored 344 runs at 34.40 with a strike-rate of 146.38. He also bowled some decent part time off spin. The Muscle Russell is again expected to be the player to watch out for, he had a great season with the bat last season Batting mostly at six or even seven, he got 510 runs at an average of 56.66 and strike rate of almost 200. Dinesh Kartik, Eoin Morgan and Rinku Singh will handle the lower middle and finishing role
They have got the most inexperienced yet talented Fast Bowling pool headed by Pat Cummins. In 16 IPL games, Cummins only has 17 wickets, but his form for the Aussies made him a hot pick in the auction. Kamlesh has been retained by KKR for almost 2 years without being played a single match due to foot injury. He is fit and expected to be part of the playing XI along with death specialist Prasidh Krishna The spin department will be handled by the likes of Narine and Kuldeep Kuldeep being seen as one of India’s key elements for the T20 World Cup. Prior to the tournament, Yadav will be looking for a good outing in the IPL.
Shubhman Gil, Sunil Narine, Nitesh Rana, Dinesh Kartik, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna
This section is made for all fantasy cricket lovers. As here you will get the players who can turn the chances of winning any KKR Fantasy League. Here are few Kolkata Knight Riders Fantasy Cricket Tips which you must keep in your mind when creating a team for KKR fantasy cricket league team.
KKR have got many players who can perform both the task in the field (batting and bowling) so try to take the bowlers you will give you full 4 overs quota like Pat Cummins and Kuldeep Yadav.
One of the KKR Fantasy Cricket Tips that you should follow, if the match happens at Eden Garden. Generally it suits the fast bowler in the first few over and then expects to be batting platter in the later stages of the match. If KKR is playing on the Batting track, so expect their top 4 to score the bulk of the runs.
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