Despite a star-studded squad, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have had a torrid first half of the IPL 2021, losing 5 out 7 matches, and languishing at the 7th place on the points table, just a couple of points above Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Captain Eoin Morgan and coach Brendon McCullum have been criticized for some of the tactics in the field and with the batting order. The Knight Riders will be in concerning jeopardy if some of their overseas players opt out of the remainder of the IPL 2021, which is set to resume in September in the UAE.
Here we look at the 5 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Players Who Might Miss The UAE Leg Of The IPL 2021:
The first major blow for KKR could be their captain himself. The ECB officials have stated that the England players will not be released for the second half of the IPL as they plan to give their cricketers some rest in a packed international schedule.
Eoin Morgan, who took over Dinesh Karthik mid-season last year, hasn’t sparkled with the bat this season yet, scoring 92 runs in 7 matches at a strike rate of 112.19. If Morgan doesn’t turn for the remaining matches, it would be interesting to see if KKR fall back to Karthik, or any other player.