Kolkata Knight Riders, KKR
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IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 3 Players Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Can Retain. After winning the IPL 2021 title, CSK skipper MS Dhoni stated that if anyone deserved to win the title it was Kolkata Knight Riders, and rightly so. From languishing at seventh on the points table at the end of the league stage to reaching the final of the tournament, Kolkata Knight Riders made a remarkable turnaround in their fortunes.

They added a batter at the expense of a fast bowler and it proved out to be a masterstroke for them. Through consistent performances, they finished the league stage with a top-four finish and went on to reach the finals after beating RCB and DC in the Eliminator and Qualifier 2.

Kolkata Knight Riders might have lost to CSK in the final but there were a lot of positives to take out from their campaign. Next year will be a mega auction and KKR would be contemplating on the players they need to retain.

In this article, we will be talking about three probable retentions that Kolkata Knight Riders would be opting for:

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 3 Players Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Can Retain

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill, Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill. Credits: IPL

Shubman Gill is one player they would look to retain. Head coach Brendon McCullum has time and again spoken highly of the Indian batsman. There might be a chance that Gill could even become the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021.

Gill played with a different intent as opposed to how he played in the first leg of the tournament. The 22-year-old played a lot of consistent knocks during the tournament. In all, he amassed 478 runs in 17 matches at an average of 28.11. There is no denying that he would be one of the front-runners as far as the retentions are concerned.

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