Given how Kolkata Knight Riders performed in the first leg of IPL 2021, perhaps, very few people would have predicted them to reach the playoffs. They were languishing at second from the bottom of the points table at that time. Come to the second leg of the tournament, KKR impressed one and all with their all-round performances.
They registered a string of wins and not only reached the playoffs but also went on to play the final against CSK. Kolkata Knight Riders, unfortunately, couldn’t win the title as they lost to Chennai Super Kings in the summit clash. Nevertheless, they would look to win the title in the upcoming edition.
They have retained four players for the next edition, namely Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sunil Chakravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer. KKR had some notable fast bowlers as well but they decided to let them go.
Perhaps, they will look to acquire them back in the auctions or might target some new faces. Here’s a look at three pacers that Kolkata Knight Riders will target in the Mega Auctions.
IPL Auction 2022: 3 Pacers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Will Target In The Mega Auction
Pat Cummins made headlines in the 2020 edition of IPL after Kolkata Knight Riders bought his services for a whopping amount of 15.5 crores. He dished out impressive performances with both bat and ball that year and lived up to all the expectations.
Cummins bowled well in the first leg of IPL 2021 as well but wasn’t available for the second half of the season. Kolkata Knight Riders should look to buy him again at the auctions. They are likely to, once again, engage in a bidding war to acquire his services and might spend more than how much they spent in 2020.