IPL Auction 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) arrives in Chennai for IPL mini-auction; shares pic on social media- Check out

IPL Auction 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) arrives in Chennai for IPL mini-auction; With just only 1 day left, all 8 IPL teams are busy with their penultimate preparations for the upcoming mini-auctions in Chennai tomorrow.

Two-time IPL winners are amongst the early teams to have reached Chennai for tomorrow’s auction. The KKR franchise shared the picture on their official Instagram with the caption, “We have arrived”

The BCCI has slated the ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai as the rendezvous for the IPL Auction 2021. The venue was confirmed on the official IPL twitter handle on Wednesday.

IPL Auction 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders Auction Strategy

Purse: Eoin Morgan-led KKR will enter the IPL 2021 auction with Rs 10.75 crore in their kitty.

KKR full list of Retained players: Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert.

KKR full list of Released players: Tom Banton, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Siddharth M and Siddhesh Lad

Auction strategy:Kolkata Knight Riders have eight slots available, including two overseas slots. So, they will give more importance to pick up the Indian talents during the IPL 2021 auction.

Given that KKR struggled with their opening batting combination for the majority of the last season, they will target an opener whom they can pair with Shubman Gill. Hence, Alex Carey, Steve Smith and Dawid Malan will be on their radar. Also, to bolster their all-rounder department and have a backup for inconsistent Andre Russell, KKR might want to add Shivam Dube, who has been released by RCB.

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