IPL 2022 Auction: 5 players for whom Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) can bid in Mega Auction – The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have five players for whom they can bid in the IPL Mega Auction.
Because the IPL Governing Council permitted every franchise to keep a maximum of four players, most clubs took use of the opportunity to keep their best players for a longer time.
The eight current teams kept a total of 27 players on the retention list.
Ace players such as Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Kane Williamson have already been retained by their respective franchises ahead of the 2022 big auction.
Runners-up in the IPL 2021 Sunil Narine and Andre Russell of the West Indies, as well as Indian teenagers Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy, have remained with the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Because Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik underperformed in IPL 2021, the team was supposed to disclose their leadership group. KKR was also unable to keep Pat Cummins due to the high price tag of Rs 15.5 crore for that he was purchased in 2020.
KKR made a strong comeback in IPL 2021, winning only two of seven games in the Indian leg to reach the final. With in finals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, they were defeated by CSK by a score of 27 runs.
Let’s take a look at five prospective players for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL Mega auction.
The left-handed batsman joined KKR in 2018 and has proven to be an important component in the team’s batting lineup. In the IPL, he has consistently scored more than 300 runs for his team, and he hit 383 runs with a strike rate of over 122 last season.
His brilliant 56-ball 80 helped KKR beat SRH by 10 runs, and the squad also won their 100th IPL match. Rana will be crucial in KKR’s middle-order defence, and the team will want his services.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) released England all-rounder Ben Stokes on expected terms ahead of the IPL 2022 big auction. Stokes appeared in just one game for the franchise during the IPL 2021 season before suffering a finger injury while fielding. Due to mental health difficulties, he did not return for the second half in the UAE.
While buying Stokes comes with its own set of hazards, it is worth taking a chance. At the moment, there is no greater all-rounder in the world than England’s cricketer. KKR has previously spent a lot of money on players like quick bowler Pat Cummins. While the Australian performed admirably, he fell short of expectations.
Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine were retained by KKR for Rs 8 crore and Rs 6 crore, accordingly, ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega auction. They would like to get a good pace bowler at the IPL 2022 super auction. Deepak Chahar, who has performed admirably for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in recent years, could be a viable choice. The fast bowler took 14 wickets in 15 games with an average rating of 8.35. He had a mixed run, although his greatest performances were two four-wicket hauls. KKR may bid for him at upcoming auction.
KKR should also consider repurchasing Shubman Gill at the mammoth auction. During IPL 2021, Gill and Venkatesh Iyer were a wonderful match. While Gill appeared to be underperforming in the first half, he was a totally different player in the second quarter, opening up impressively. He finished the IPL 2021 season with 478 runs in 17 matches at a strike rate of 118.90, including three fifty-plus scores. Before the IPL 2022 season, KKR must attempt to re-unite Gill and Iyer.
Nathan Coulter-Nile, an Australian pacer, made an immediate impact for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the few games he appeared in during the IPL 2021 season. He took seven wickets in five games, with a great economy rate of 6.35 and a top of 4/14. Coulter-Nile brings a wealth of foreign and domestic experience to the table. He is a battle-tested cricketer who can be counted on to perform under pressure. Without a doubt, he is a player who is underutilized.