Kolkata Knight Riders were pretty satisfied with how IPL 2022 Mega Auctions went for them. Before the auctions, they had retained the likes of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy. We will cover Kolkata Knight Riders Probable XI, key batsman, bowler and allrounders in this article.
The franchise made some notable acquisitions at the auction in the form of Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer, Alex Hales etc. KKR reached the finals last year but lost to CSK in the summit clash. It will be interesting to see if they could lift the trophy this time around. In this article, we have compiled a list of KKR’s key batsmen, key bowlers and key all-rounders. Here’s a look at it.
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Key Batsmen To Watch Out For :
Kolkata Knight Riders went on all out to buy the services of Shreyas Iyer at the Mega Auction. He will lead the team this year. Shreyas Iyer is one of the best Indian batsmen going around in white-ball cricket and is likely to be key to the team’s fortune in the upcoming edition of the tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders managed to bring Nitish Rana back into the team after bidding heavily for him at the auction. He has been a consistent performer for the side, over the years. In 17 matches, Rana scored 383 runs in 2021 at an average of 29.46.
Key All-rounders To Watch Out For:
Venkatesh Iyer announced his arrival in IPL 2021 with a match-winning knock against RCB. That knock saw a remarkable turnaround for KKR. Iyer has come a long way since. He has managed to claim his position in India’s white-ball side and strengthened his chances of becoming a regular in the T20 side. He will be one of the players to watch out for in the next edition of the tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders retained the services of Andre Russell for the next edition of the tournament. He has been one of the vital cogs for KKR over the years. KKR would want him to be fully fit and contribute both with bat and ball in the upcoming edition.
Key Bowlers To Watch Out For:
Kolkata Knight Riders spent INR 7.25 crore to buy Pat Cummins back into the team for the next edition of the tournament. Cummins has played a stellar role for the team in the last couple of years. IPL 2021 saw him claim 9 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 30.13.
Sunil Narine has been one of the biggest assets for the side for a long time now. He has been performing consistently for a number of years with both bat and ball and is expected to produce goods in the next edition as well. Last year, he picked 16 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 22.56.
Kolkata Knight Riders Probable XI
Alex Hales, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (C), Sheldon Jackson (WK), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy & Umesh Yadav