Kolkata Knight Riders will kickstart their IPL 2021 journey with the first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 11, 2021. Kolkata Knight Riders did not qualify for playoffs in IPL 2020 after they finished on the 5th spot on the points table after the group stage.
This time, the two-time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders will aim to showcase a much better performance. Ahead of IPL 2021 auction, Kolkata Knight Riders released 6 players out of their squad. Chris Green, Harry Gurney, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, and Tom Banton were the players KKR parted ways with.
During IPL 2021 auction, Kolkata Knight Riders bought Shakib Al Hasan, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, and Vaibhav Arora. With the revised squad, KKR is all set to start its journey in IPL 2021.
Kolkata Knight Riders is a powerful team in the Indian Premier League. They have some dominant players who can give a tough fight to the opposition team. The team will play under the leadership of Eoin Morgon in IPL 2021.
Here we take a glance at 3 players who can become the highest wicket-takers for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021:
Leg spinner Varun Chakravarthy is the first contender who can bag most wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021. He was the highest wicket-taker for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 with 17 wickets in 13 matches. He also attained 5 wickets in a match in IPL 2020.