Kolkata Knight Riders will start their IPL 2021 journey with the first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 11, 2021. Kolkata Knight Riders finished on the 5th spot on the points table in IPL 2020. This time, Eoin Morgan will again lead the team.
Ahead of IPL 2021 auction, Kolkata Knight Riders dropped 6 players out of their squad. Chris Green, Harry Gurney, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, and Tom Banton were the 6 players that Kolkata Knight Riders released from the squad.
During IPL 2021 auction, Kolkata Knight Riders bought 8 new players. Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, and Vaibhav Arora were the players that Kolkata Knight Riders added to their squad during the mini-auction.
In the past, Kolkata Knight Riders have won the IPL titles two times. The team won the trophy in IPL 2012 and IPL 2013. In IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders can again lift the trophy. Here we look at 5 reasons why Kolkata Knight Riders are favourites to win the title in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Reasons Why Kolkata Knight Riders Are Favourites To Win The Title
Big Hitters In The Team
Kolkata Knight Riders is a team with big hitters in the squad. Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik, and Andre Russell are all big hitters. The presence of these batsmen in the team helps Kolkata Knight Riders with a strong batting attack.