Kolkata Knight Riders will play their first match of IPL 2021 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 11, 2021. Kolkata Knight Riders finished on the 5th spot in IPL 2020. The team won the IPL titles twice in 2012 and 2014 and has some strong players in the squad. The Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Ahead of IPL 2021 auction, Kolkata Knight Riders bid goodbye to six players from the squad who were Chris Green, Harry Gurney, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, and Tom Banton. The franchisee backed their crucial players in the team but also bought 8 new players in IPL 2021 auction. Out of these, many few players have joined the Kolkata Knight Riders squad for the first time. Here we look at 5 players who can make a debut for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Players Who Can Make Their Debut For Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) This Year
Harbhajan Singh was bought for Rs. 2 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 auction. The Indian spinner was released by Chennai Super Kings ahead of IPL 2021 auction, after playing for the team since IPL 2018. He did not play in IPL 2020 as he opted out due to personal reasons. Earlier, Harbhajan played for Mumbai Indians from IPL 2008 to IPL 2017. He also led the team for some matches in the initial IPL seasons. The off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has played 160 matches in IPL and grabbed 150 wickets. He is the 5th highest wicket-taker in the tournament.