Kolkata Knight Riders
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IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad, Schedule, Updated Time And Venue. Kolkata Knight Riders will play the opening game of the IPL 2021 UAE leg against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match will be played on September 20 in Abu Dhabi, one day after the tournament opener Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians clash. During the UAE leg of IPL 2021, KKR will play 7 matches during the group stage.

Kolkata Knight Riders will aim for a better show in the UAE leg as they gave a miserable performance in the 1st leg of IPL 2021. The team, led by Eoin Morgan, won just 2 matches out of the 7 they played and lost 5. KKR managed to win against Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Kolkata Knight Riders
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Their 5 losses arrived against Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Delhi Capitals. With only 4 points in their pockets, KKR holds the second-last 7th spot in the IPL 2021 points table.

IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad, Schedule, Updated Time And Venue
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So far, Nitish Rana is the most successful batsman for the team. In 7 innings, the left-handed batsman scored 207 runs at an average of 28.71. He also hit 2 half-centuries. Next is Rahul Tripathi, who has piled up 187 runs in 7 innings. In the bowling department, Pat Cummins picked most 9 wickets for KKR.

The Aussie pacer has opted out of the IPL 2021 UAE leg due to personal reasons and will be replaced by New Zealand’s Tim Southee. After Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna has scalped most wickets for KKR with 8 scalps. Below we take a look at the KKR schedule, updated time, and venue for the UAE leg of IPL 2021.

IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad, Schedule, Updated Time And Venue
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IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders Schedule, Updated Time And Venue

Match Details Date Time Venue
KKR vs Royal Challengers Bangalore September 20, 2021 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
KKR vs Mumbai Indians September 23, 2021 7:30 PM  Abu Dhabi
KKR vs Chennai Super Kings September 26, 2021 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi
KKR vs Delhi Capitals September 28, 2021 3:30 PM Sharjah
KKR vs Punjab Kings October 1, 2021 7:30 PM Dubai
KKR vs Sunrisers Hyderabad October 3, 2021 7:30 PM Dubai
KKR vs Rajasthan Royals October 7, 2021 7:30 PM Sharjah

Kolkata Knight Riders Updated Squad For UAE Leg

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders (Image Credit: Twitter)

KKR will be led by Eoin Morgan. Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine are some key players in the team. Pat Cummins will not be available for the UAE leg and Tim Southee has been roped in as a replacement.

Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad

Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee.