Similar to SunRisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders also had only INR 10.75 crores left in their purse. Kolkata Knight Riders’ biggest buy of the IPL 2021 auction was Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who they purchased for INR 3.2 crores. With all their bases already covered, the Knight Riders did not need extensive spending.
IPL 2021 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders’ Performance Rating
The two-time champions also made some smart buys that included Sheldon Jackson, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer. The Knight Riders’ decision to recruit Ben Cutting was a masterstroke since he could be an excellent backup for Andre Russell, who remained out of form in IPL 2020. Their performance rating is 8/10 after the IPL 2021 auction.