Kolkata Knight Riders
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IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad, Schedule, Updated Time And Venue. Kolkata Knight Riders will play their first match of IPL 2021 UAE leg against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match will take place in Abu Dhabi on September 20. IPL 2021 will see the opening clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians on September 19 in Dubai. KKR will play a total of 7 matches during the UAE leg.

KKR will aim for a better show in the second leg. The team, led by Eoin Morgan, gave a miserable performance in the 1st leg of IPL 2021. Out of 7 games, they managed to win just 2. KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings. However, they lost against Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore,  Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Delhi Capitals. With 4 points, KKR are placed on the 7th spot in IPL 2021 points table.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Credits: Twitter

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Nitish Rana is the top run-scorer in the team so far. The left-handed batsman has scored 207 runs at an average of 28.71 with 2 half-centuries. After Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi is the team’s highest run-getter with 187 runs in 7 innings.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins (Image Credit: ANI)

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In bowling, Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna are the team’s top 2 wicket-takers with 9 and 8 wickets respectively. Cummins will be unavailable in IPL 2021 UAE leg and has been replaced by Tim Southee. 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
Pat Cummins knocked over Rohit Sharma [Image-IPLT20]
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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

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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.