Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) could not get going in this IPL edition despite having all the stars and they will have to make some key decisions ahead of the mega auction in IPL 2022. Eoin Morgan hasn’t satisfied the expectations on him after handing over the captaincy in the last season and KKR is more likely to move on from him if the mega auction takes place.
Kolkata Knight Riders retained Sunil Narine and Andre Russell ahead of the previous mega auction and they picked up Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, and Robin Uthappa through RTM cards. The team has completely changed over the years and it will be interesting to see how KKR goes about the retention. Here are 3 players Kolkata Knight Riders might retain for IPL 2022.
3 Players Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Might Retain:
Shubman Gill was expected to have a big season this time but it did not happen and he has been going on the downward spiral after starting really well in the test series against Australia. He struggled in the home series against England and it has continued into the IPL 2021 too despite getting an extended run.
There is no doubt about the talent he possesses but he needs to work on his shot selection and getting his strike rate up in the powerplay.
He plays some incredible shots but gets dismissed soon after a good start. But, being touted as the future of Indian cricket, the youngster might still get the nod and be the first player to be retained by the franchise.