IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders reach UAE for IPL 2021 Phase 2- Follow LIVE updates- The two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who left for Abu Dhabi, UAE on Friday have reached the Gulf country. The update of their arrival came via KKR player- Vaibhav Arora’s Instagram story. The purple brigade has reached their hotel- The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal where they will quarantine for the next six days.
The franchisee had earlier arrived at ITC Maratha, Mumbai on Thursday before flying to the UAE for the second leg of the tournament. They will join a number of franchises- Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Mumbai Indians (MI), and Delhi Capitals (DC) who are already in UAE. The KKR players and support staff will undergo a mandatory quarantine for six days at the team hotel before joining the bio-bubble. The players will have as many as three weeks to prepare for the IPL 2021 Phase 2.
13:13 PM: KKR have left for UAE from Mumbai, confirmed KKR’s Shivam Mavi via Instagram post.
- KKR will kick off their IPL 2021 Phase 2 campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on September 20.
- The Kolkata-based franchise has brought in Tim Southee as replacement of pace spearhead Pat Cummins for the remaining fixtures of IPL 2021.
- KKR are currently placed seventh in the IPL 2021 Points Table. They have managed just a couple of wins in the last seven matches
- It will be interesting to see if captain Eoin Morgan can turn the tables for KKR in the remaining fixtures. They need to win at least 5 matches to remain in contention for the IPL 2021 playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Eoin Morgan (C), Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Tim Southee, Rahul Tripathi, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer.
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|
Meanwhile, the two most successful teams of the IPL- Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK)- as well as Delhi Capitals had already reached the gulf country.
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