Given how Kolkata Knight Riders faired in the first leg of the tournament, perhaps, no one would have thought that the franchise would go on to reach the finals. KKR were languishing at second from the bottom of the table after the India leg of IPL 2021 was suspended in May.
However, they made a fantastic turnaround in the second leg of the tournament and went on to reach the finals. They might have lost the final to CSK but won several hearts.
Ahead of the Mega Auction taking place next year, it would be difficult for KKR to choose their four retentions. In this article, we look at three players that Kolkata Knight Riders can target in IPL 2022 Auction.
IPL 2022 Auction: 3 Players KKR Can Target
With only three Indians to be retained by each franchise, Chennai Super Kings will have to release Shardul Thakur from the squad. If he gets into the auction pool, Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to splurge money on him. Thakur’s variations with the ball come in handy in T20 cricket.
Add to that, he will add depth to the batting unit. KKR failed to make a strong finish in the death overs due to the lack of form from T20 specialists such as Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, and Dinesh Karthik. Keeping that in mind, Kolkata Knight Riders would be wanting to add more depth in their batting unit.