IPL 2021: KKR’s Morgan, Karthik and Co leaves for Chennai; Check pics

IPL 2021: Two-time Indian Premier League winners Kolkata Knight Riders are once again ready to begin their hunt for the title in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: Two-time Indian Premier League winners Kolkata Knight Riders are once again ready to begin their hunt for the title in IPL 2021.

IPL 2021: Two-time Indian Premier League winners Kolkata Knight Riders are once again ready to begin their hunt for the title in IPL 2021. Earlier today, Shubhman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan and Co left Mumbai for Chennai where they play their season’s first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 11th April.

The franchise shared the in-flight photos of the players on their official Twitter handle.

IPL 2021: KKR’s Morgan, Karthik and Co leaves for Chennai; Check pics

Will Dinesh Karthik be able to guide KKR to their 3rd IPL title in IPL 2021?

Going by the wicket-keeper batsman’s form, it was difficult to assume that Kolkata Knight Riders would retain him ahead of the IPL 2021 auction. But they showed faith in the Tamil Nadu batsman, giving him vice-captain’s responsibility after he stepped down as the captain during last season.

The last IPL was particularly hard on him. Karthik managed only 169 runs in 14 innings including just one fifty. His strike rate of just 126.11 also did not help his case. In Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, although he returned to form, scoring 183 runs for Tamil Nadu’s title run with an average of 61.00, Karthik could only manage 83 runs from five innings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

But now that the captaincy responsibility is off him, Karthik will want to get back to scoring form for KKR and silence his critics who wanted him to be dropped. However, if he does not do well this time, not only he will not have the chance to compete for a place in India’s T20 World Cup squad but will lose his place in KKR as well.

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