Kolkata Knight Riders are completely ready for the IPL session in 2021 to win their streak and join the other two teams in the club with three winnings. The team showed much embarking performance last year but unfortunately was not able to have a significant win. The team is undoubtedly relied on the Kolkata-based franchise and Kolkata Knight Riders owner is famous actor of India, Shahrukh Khan. Players showed their best performance last year but could not qualify for the playoffs because of the last game’s loss to make to the playoff.
Previous years went quite well for the team, but that was not enough to make it for the title, and for that, they need to work hard. It has been seen in the past few years that the team cannot make it to the playoff, but now they have tried to change the strategy. The team owner has now made a lot of possessions and other important decisions to have the title of IPL 2021.
New Strategy By The Owner Of Team
The owner of Kolkata Knight Riders had entered the auction with a huge value in the bank, and their purse still has Rs.3.2 crores left in it. Kolkata franchise this year bought eight new players and spent over Rs.7.75 crores on them. Shakib Al Hasan was the costliest player bought by the franchise in the auction with about Rs.3 crores, and Harbajan Singh, the former Indian team’s player, in Rs.2 crore.
However, there have been many changes in the structure of the team. Many of the players have been released by the franchise, like Chris Green, Tom Banton, Siddharth M, Nikhil Naik, and Siddesh Lad. Also, many of the team’s best performing players in last year’s are retained by the franchise.
Full Squad Of The Kolkata Knight Riders
The final squad of Kolkata Knight Riders 2021 team consists of Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarty, Tim Seifert, Ali Khan, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Shakib Al Hasan, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, and Pawan Negi.
This is the Kolkata Knight Riders squad 2021 described above is the final squad with all the releases and additions made after the auction.
Some Deeper Analysis About The Game Of Dinesh Karthik
Last year’s tournament didn’t go well for Dinesh as he could not perform well when they needed to score some good scores. The same condition was with Andre Russell: when it came to the slog over’s the fire in them was lost and didn’t show up their talent. The reason behind the worse performance of both last years was that they were not able to make the ball come in the middle of the bat and hit it hard enough.
In some cases, the performance still makes him exist in the middle order, but the problem arises when they have to keep him out of the league. If the thinking is for the wicket-keeper, then Tim Seifert could replace him better, but what about the batting in the middle order? Also, it should be reminded by the team that Tim is a good opening batsman.
Also, for the franchise, Pawan Negi and Rinku Singh could be an option as they both are India’s top players and also could be called Kolkata Knight Riders best players, but Negi is supposed to be only the All-rounder in bowling.
Opportunity To Show Talent To The Public
There is a great chance for the left uncapped players till now; they can show their talent to the public. They can also show the real ability in the IPL 2021 to gain a position in the country’s respective team and be able to play the World cup. This could help those who have just started their career and need a chance in the respective team and dares to play and lead the world cup. Although, the Kolkata Knight Riders captain 2021 is supposed to be Eoin Morgan.
The best thing to be noticed is that soon after the IPL session, world cups are going to be organized, and players should give their best to impress the authority responsible for the selection in the respective national team. Rana and Tripathi have been good in their previous matches in the past few years and can get a chance in the Indian team to play the T20 World cups by doing well in the IPLs.
The must be a thing to be done to maintain the consistency they have and perform better in every game to remain noticeable. It was so pleasant to notice when Virat Kohli was impressed by the pace bowling done by the Prasidh Krishna. This would have been proved because when SKY and Ishan performed well in the IPL tournament, they were given a chance in the Indian cricket team.
Issue In The Department Of Spin Department
Kolkata-based franchise has the best overseas spinner in the form of Sunil Narine. But this player has to go under the issue of checking, and the board banned his bowling style because it seemed inappropriate to the authority. So, this came as a drawback because after his style was changed, Sunil could not perform well. Taking about Harbhajan Singh, he also doesn’t have any such practice for heading the games in IPL tournament 2021.
When the three matches were held in the Delhi of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, Pawan Negi also has to go wicketless. This could have a large impact on the whole team, and they would be in difficulty. Varun, who played well in the England T20 series and was injured, is deemed to return in good form besides the hardship to recover the injury.
Kuldeep Yadav, a good player earlier, but now he is not in good form, and Shakib, who has been bought costly, is injured. These scenarios would make the Kolkata team so weak in the bowling line-up. The team would not have a good spin attack due to such circumstances in the IPL 2021.