Kolkata Knight Riders Highlights in the IPL 2021

The 2021 season will be the 14th season for the Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). They are one of the eight teams that compete in the 2021 Indian Premier League.The franchise qualified for the IPL playoffs for the first time in 2011 and won the tournament in 2012 and 2014. Post this, the franchise also qualified for the playoffs in the three consecutive years of 2016, 2017 and 2018. The team is being captained by Eoin Morgan with Brendon McCullum as the new team coach.

In the UAE leg of IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders will kick off their journey with the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The clash will take place on September 20 in Abu Dhabi. KKR are set to play a total of 7 matches during the group stage of the UAE leg of IPL 2021.

The Eoin Morgan-led KKR played 7 matches during the first leg. Showcasing a poor performance, KKR lost 5 games out of 7. They managed to win against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings. However, KKR lost encounters against Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore,  Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Delhi Capitals. With 4 points, KKR are placed on the 7th spot in IPL 2021 points table.

Nitish Rana piled up most runs for the team in the 1st leg. In 7 innings, the left-handed batsman scored 207 runs at an average of 28.71 with 2 half-centuries. Rahul Tripathi is the team’s highest run-getter after Nitish Rana, with 187 runs in 7 innings.

In bowling, Australia’s Pat Cummins scalped most wickets for KKR in IPL 2021 first leg. Cummins has opted out of the UAE leg due to personal reasons and New Zealand’s Tim Southee will replace him in the squad. Prasidh Krishna follows Pat Cummins with 9 wickets for the team. 

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad For UAE Leg

KKR will be led by Eoin Morgan. Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine are some key players in the team. Pat Cummins will not be available for the UAE leg and Tim Southee has been roped in as a replacement.

Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee.

IPL 2021: KKR’s Schedule, Updated Time And Venue

Match DetailsDateTimeVenue
KKR vs Royal Challengers BangaloreSeptember 20, 20217:30 PMAbu Dhabi
KKR vs Mumbai IndiansSeptember 23, 20217:30 PMAbu Dhabi
KKR vs Chennai Super KingsSeptember 26, 20213:30 PMAbu Dhabi
KKR vs Delhi CapitalsSeptember 28, 20213:30 PMSharjah
KKR vs Punjab KingsOctober 1, 20217:30 PMDubai
KKR vs Sunrisers HyderabadOctober 3, 20217:30 PMDubai
KKR vs Rajasthan RoyalsOctober 7, 20217:30 PMSharjah
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