Kolkata Knight Riders will step in IPL 2021 with an aim to lift their third trophy in the tournament. The franchisee won IPL titles in 2012 and 2014. Last season, they lost out to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the race for playoffs. Although both RCB and KKR had equal points on the points table, RCB qualified for the playoffs with a better net run rate. In IPL 2021 auction, Kolkata Knight Riders had an available salary cap of Rs. 10.35 crore. The franchisee bought 8 players during the mini-auction.
KKR bought their former teammate Shakib-Al-Hasan for Rs. 3.2 crore. KKR also bought Harbhajan Singh and Ben Cutting for Rs. 2 crore and Rs. 75 lakh respectively. Karun Nair and Pawan Negi were bought for Rs. 50 lakh each. Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, and Vaibhav Arora were bought at Rs. 20 lakh each. Ahead of the auction, Kolkata Knight Riders released 6 players out of their squad while retaining 17 players. With 25 players in the squad, Kolkata Knight Riders are set to showcase their magic in IPL 2021. KKR has few brilliant batsmen in the team. Here we look at 5 players who can be top scorers for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Players Who Can Be The Top Scorer For Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Shubman Gill was the leading run-scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020. The right-handed batsman scored 440 runs in 14 games along with 3 fifties. After his amazing batting at the opening spot, Shubman Gill will again bat as an opener for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021. He can again pile up maximum runs for KKR like the last season.