Kolkata Knight Riders will start their IPL 2021 journey with the first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 11, 2021. Kolkata Knight Riders finished on the 5th spot in IPL 2020 and failed to qualify for playoffs. The team faced issues after their bowlers and batsmen could not perform brilliantly in IPL 2020. Kolkata Knight Riders is a strong team in IPL who have won trophies two times in IPL 2012 and IPL 2014.
Ahead of IPL 2021 auction, Kolkata Knight Riders dropped Chris Green, Harry Gurney, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, and Tom Banton from their squad. During the auction, the franchisee bought 8 players into the squad. Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Harbhajan Singh were KKR’s popular buys in the auction.
Overseas players constitute an important part of any team in IPL and the same is the case with Kolkata Knight Riders. Only 4 players are allowed in the playing 11 for any IPL team during a match. Here we talk about 4 overseas players who will play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the first match of IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 4 Overseas Players Who Will Play For Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) In Their First Game Of The Season
Eoin Morgan is going to lead Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 so he will definitely be part of the playing 11 in the first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Morgan was given the skipper responsibilities midway during IPL 2021 after the team was performing poorly under Dinesh Karthik. The English cricketer Morgan will again lead the team in IPL 2021 and hence he will play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the first game of the tournament.