Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders

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The two times IPL champion KKR released five players and have kept the core of their team unchanged ahead of IPL 2021 Auction.

From the past few seasons, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have struggled to perform consistently. On the previous two occasions, KKR missed out to qualify for the playoffs after finishing at the fifth spot in both the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

The two-time champions have retained a 17-member squad, including star players like Morgan, Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Lockie Ferguson. They now have seven spots left in the squad with one place for an overseas player and six for Indians.

Kolkata Knight Riders Purse Value

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) entered the IPL 2021 Auction with a purse value of Rs 10.85 Cr. 

Players retained

Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, 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, Ali Khan, and Tim Seifert.

Players Released

Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Manimaran Siddharth, Chris Green, Tom Banton, and Harry Gurney.

Players Brought by KKR in IPL 2021 Auction

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
  • Shakib AL Hasan roped for Rs. 3.2 Crores.
  • Harbhajan Singh roped for Rs. 2 Crores.
  • Sheldon Jackson roped for Rs. 20 Lakhs.
  • Pawan Negi roped for Rs. 50 Lakhs.
  • Karun Nair roped for Rs. 50 Lakhs.
  • Venkatesh Iyer roped for Rs. 20 Lakhs.
  • Vaibhav Arora roped for Rs. 20 Lakhs.

IPL 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders New Signings

  • Tim Southee has been roped in as a replacement for Pat Cummins for the remaining 31 games of the IPL 2021.

IPL 2021 Final Squad

Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Ali Khan, Tim Seifert, Shakib AL Hasan, Harbhajan Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Pawan Negi, Karun Nair, Venkatesh Iyer, Vaibhav Arora, Tim Southee.

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