2021 IPL Players List: Kolkata Knight Riders

2021 IPL Players List

2021 IPL Players List: Kolkata Knight Riders

2021 IPL Players List: Kolkata Knight Riders

February 4, 2021

Author 77baji

Kolkata Knight Riders didn't have a very successful tournament last year. They failed to qualify and finished in fifth place in the playoffs. The 2020 edition also saw the side also changing captaincy duties, with Eoin Morgan after Dinesh Karthik stepped down wearing the skipper's hat.

The last time KKR lift the IPL trophy was way back in 2014. The 3rd IPL title has always shunned them even though they made the playoffs for three consecutive years (2016, 2017 and 2018). And that side has struggled to qualify for the IPL playoffs in the last two seasons.

Kolkata Knight Riders have agreed to let Tom Banton go before the 2021 IPL edition. The right-hander struggled to succeed in the 13th edition of the IPL with the willow. Banton scored 18 runs in two matches, posting low scores in each of the opportunities he got in the UAE's deserts. Banton has not performed well as expected in the IPL and also in the international arena.

KKR have retained their squad core, immensely talented foreign recruits like Lockie Ferguson, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell. They also have some competent youngsters in the squad like Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shubman Gill.

Players retained:

Pat Cummins
Dinesh Karthik
Tim Seifert
Andre Russell
Kuldeep Yadav
Lockie Ferguson
Nitish Rana
Varun Chakravarthy
Shubman Gill
Sunil Narine
Rinku Singh
Sandeep Warrier
Shivam Mavi
Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Eoin Morgan
Prasidh Krishna
Rahul Tripathi

Players released:
Tom Banton, Chris Green, HarryGurney, Siddhesh Lad, Manimaran Siddharth, Nikhil Naik

Purse Remaining: 10.85 Crores