IPL 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Full Schedule: Key players, Captain, KKR hotel in UAE, players salary, IPL Records, Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad – All you need to know: The two-time IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders have failed to reach the playoffs since 2018 edition. In the last two seasons – 2019 & 2020- KKR finished fifth in the league standings and missed out on the playoffs just due to a lower run-rate than the fourth-placed outfits. The Eoin-Morgan-led outfit will be hoping to end that drought this time around but it seems quite difficult as they are languishing at the bottom-second spot after the end of phase 1.
Kolkata Knight Riders are sitting at the seventh spot in the IPL 2021 phase 1 standings with just two wins in seven games played so far. Just like SRH, Kolkata Knight Riders have also suffered from batting woes and it will be interesting to watch if the change in venue works in favor of Eoin Morgan and Co. or not.
Here’s the full list of fixtures, venues, and match timings of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
|Match No.||Day||Date||Time (IST)||Match||Venue|
|31||Monday||20-Sep-21||07:30 PM||KKR vs RCB||Abu Dhabi|
|34||Thursday||23-Sep-21||07:30 PM||MI vs KKR||Abu Dhabi|
|38||Sunday||26-Sep-21||03:30 PM||CSK vs KKR||Abu Dhabi|
|41||Tuesday||28-Sep-21||03:30 PM||KKR vs DC||Sharjah|
|45||Friday||01-Oct-21||07:30 PM||KKR vs PBKS||Dubai|
|49||Sunday||03-Oct-21||07:30 PM||KKR vs SRH||Dubai|
|54||Thursday||07-Oct-21||07:30 PM||KKR vs RR||Sharjah|
IPL 2021 UAE Phase: Three key players for KKR:
Andre Russell – The all-time best strike rate in the history of the IPL has been recorded by DreRuss – 179.29. The Caribbean power-hitter has been one of the key players for KKR with both bat and ball. However, he hasn’t been at his best in the 2021 season as he has managed 163 runs in 7 innings at an average of 27.16 and has picked up 7 wickets in total.
Pat Cummins – The Aussie pacer is the key-wicket taker for the side and is the top wicket-taker for KKR in IPL 2021 with 9 scalps to his name. He is handy with the bat too which makes him a key all-rounder on the side. Cummins was the most expensive player in the 2020 IPL Auction as he bagged a whopping 15.50 crores, and it’s time to prove his worth.
Shubhman Gill – The 20-year-old promising talent, Shubman Gill made his IPL debut in 2018 and has quickly become one of the core members of the franchise. In IPL 2020, Gill amassed 440 runs in 14 matches at an impressive average of 33.84 but failed to deliver to his potential in the first phase of IPL 2021. In 7 innings, he has managed just 132 runs at an average of 18.85 and needs to up the ante to propel his side into the playoffs.
IPL 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Full Squad:
Eoin Morgan (C), Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer.
KKR Hotel in UAE: There’s no official update on when KKR will leave for UAE. Stay tuned for the updates on KKR’s hotel in UAE
IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Players Salary
KKR 2021 – Eoin Morgan Retain – 52500000
KKR 2021 – Dinesh Karthik Retain – 74000000
KKR 2021 – Nitish Rana Retain – 34000000
KKR 2021 – Shubman Gill Retain – 18000000
KKR 2021 – Rinku Singh Retain – 8000000
KKR 2021 – Rahul Tripathi Retain – 6000000
KKR 2021 – Sunil Narine Retain – 125000000
KKR 2021 – Andre Russell Retain – 85000000
KKR 2021 – Pat Cummins Retain – 155000000
KKR 2021 – Varun Chakaravarthy Retain – 40000000
KKR 2021 – Lockie Ferguson Retain – 16000000
KKR 2021 – Kuldeep Yadav Retain – 58000000
KKR 2021 – Kamlesh Nagarkoti Retain – 32000000
KKR 2021 – Shivam Mavi Retain – 30000000
KKR 2021 – Prasidh Krishna Retain – 2000000
KKR 2021 – Tim Seifert Retain – 5000000
KKR 2021 – Sandeep Warrier Retain – 2000000
KKR 2021 – Shakib Al Hasan – 3,20,00,000
KKR 2021 – Harbhajan Singh – 2,00,00,000
KKR 2021 – Ben Cutting – 75,00,000
KKR 2021 – Karun Nair – 50,00,000
KKR 2021 – Pawan Negi – 50,00,000
KKR 2021 – Venkatesh Iyer – 20,00,000
KKR 2021 – Sheldon Jackson – 20,00,000
KKR 2021 – Vaibhav Arora – 20,00,000
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