Two-time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have recently struggled to be consistent. Thus, they will see the 2021 IPL auction as a massive opportunity to acquire new talent and regain their former dominant status in the IPL.
Over the past two IPL seasons, the Kolkata Knight Cavaliers narrowly missed their qualifying for the playoffs as they finished as the fifth-best team in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. KKR, who changed management in the middle of the season. ‘IPL 2020 from Dinesh Karthik to Eoin Morgan, just released Chris Green, Harry Gurney, Mr. Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad and Tom Banton.
Ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, Kolkata Knight Riders has eight locations, two of which are overseas. Thus, they will give more importance to recover Indian talents during the IPL 2021 auction.
Currently, KKR requires at least a good opening batsman, a good all-rounder, a good spin thrower, etc.
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Delhi capitals recently released Australian wicket beater Alex carey for his poor performance at IPL 2020. Playing his first IPL tournament in the 2020 edition, Carey scored 32 points in three matches.
However, there is no doubt that Carey is improving as a drummer. In the recent BBL 2020/21, Carey showed excellent form as an opener as he scored 412 points in 12 games, including a century and two half-centuries. After Carey was freed by Delhi Capitals, he slammed a century into the BBL the next day.
While Shubman Gill performs well as the KKR opener, Carey can be a good opener for him. Additionally, the Australian cricketer can be used as a backup wicket keeper, despite New Zealand goalkeeper batsman Tim Seifert.