IPL 2021: 3 players that KKR could target in the IPL 2021 auctions.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: The two-time IPL champions have been in a constant debacle for the past two years. The 2020 IPL was no less, KKR failed to capitalize on the starts they got and had to do a lot of swapping and combining to seal the place for the playoffs. However, they could not qualify for lack of points at the end of the playoffs.
The Knights will be keen to change their achievement and do their best in the next IPL season. Mid-season KKR changed the leadership when Dinesh Karthik stepped down and Eoin Morgan was named skipper.
In the coming season, KKR decided to go with the majority of the previous team and didn’t release a lot of cricketers. It will be interesting to observe their choices during the IPL 2021 auction which is scheduled for February 18 in Chennai.
In this article, we will discuss three players KKR could target in the 2021 IPL auctions.
3 players KKR could target in the 2021 IPL auctions:
Opening was the problem for KKR the last time they came to play in the United Arab Emirates. Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine didn’t work for them. They can go for Alex Hales who has been in great shape lately.
In the recently concluded BBL, Hales emerged as Sydney Thunders’ top points scorer. Shubman Gill and Alex Hales could be a deadly pair for KKR. The right-handed batsman has scored 543 points in 15 games, including a century.
The lack of Indian all-rounder in the middle order ticked the management of KKR for some time. With Andree Russell crossing a lean area of his form and Sunil Narine failing to connect the ball, Shivam Dube can serve as a shield for the Knight Riders.
Shivam Dube was released by RCB ahead of the 2021 IPL auction and it will go to auction. KKR can occupy the all-rounder in his arsenal and maximize strength. IPL 2021 will be played in India and most likely in the outskirts of Maharashtra, being the regular player in these conditions can become a deadly weapon for them.
The Australian all-rounder will be the one to cause the franchise bidding war. Labuschagne during season 10 of the BBL put in a superb performance and acted like a pure all-rounder.
KKR has a location for the foreign player he can chase after the Aussie star. In 6 BBL 10 outings, Labuschagne scored 176 points with a 123 strike rate and picked 10 crucial scalps for his Brisbane Heat team.
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