After losing to qualify for the playoffs last season, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will aim for a better show in IPL 2021. The two-time IPL champions will start their IPL 2021 journey with the first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 11, 2021. Last season in IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders players did not perform very well. The team also changed the skipper midway during the season.
Chris Green, Harry Gurney, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, and Tom Banton were the 6 players which Kolkata Knight Riders dropped ahead of the IPL 2021 auction. During the mini-auction, Kolkata Knight Riders bought 8 new players. Their popular purchases in IPL 2021 auction were Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, and Harbhajan Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders have an overseas captain who is Eoin Morgan. Therefore, he will take one spot out of the 4 overseas spots in the team. Kolkata Knight Riders will have to smartly choose the rest of the overseas players in the match. Here we talk about 4 overseas players of Kolkata Knight Riders who might be benched throughout IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 4 Overseas Players Of Kolkata Knight Riders Who Might Be Benched Throughout The Season
Tim Seifert will play for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021. Tim Seifert was also part of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020 but he did not play any game. Tim Seifert is a wicket-keeper batsman and Kolkata Knight Riders already have wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik in the team.
With his great experience, Karthik is less likely to not play a match in IPL 2021. Hence, Seifert will find it hard to take the wicket-keeper’s spot in the team and he might again be benched throughout IPL 2021.