The two-time winners of the IPL i.e., Kolkata Knight Riders are looking forward this year to their third chance to hold the cup. Although last year’s performance was not quite good, Dinesh Kartik handed the position of captain to Eoin Morgan who is a World Cup champion, but this year they are in full enthusiasm. They gave a great competition in the previous season but didn’t win because of the net run rate. This time KKR is solely aiming to win the season. Here is the cumulative analysis and KKR IPL 2021 Prediction.
Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi, Lockie Ferguson, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Tim Seifert.
Strengths of KKR:
This team boasts of having the strength of overseas players, and why not? Players like Pat Cummins, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine make a great and undefeated force. Led by the World Cup winner Morgan, this team is surely strengthful enough. Lockie Ferguson and Shaikh-Al-Hasan also will ensure KKR rank high and keep other teams in worry. Other players like Shubham Gill, Nitish Rana, and Prashidh Krishan add some weight to their team.
Shortcomings of KKR:
Dinesh Karthik, who is a former skipper, was not so consistent in the last season, Kolkata Knight Riders can replace him with Tim Seifert or Sheldon Jackson. Also, West Indies’s versatile player Andre Russel struggled a lot while last IPL season. Depending too much on an all-rounder might hamper the winning chances of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Top XI playing of KKR for IPL 2021:
Shubham gill who remained consistent last season and achieved 440 runs in 14 innings will also play this year. We expect Nitish Rana to play in the inning’s opening, as he too can do wonders. His last season was although average. They will see Rahul Tripathi playing in the lower middle order and will give a good finish to the game.
They will see Eoin Morgan to address coming up in order. His last season was a good one. Dinesh Kartik performed terribly last year and handed over captainship to Morgan. But this year he will address all the critics.
Shivam Mavi had played great last season, but his bowling economy was 8 that is high, and needs to be corrected. Prasidh Krishna has achieved 4 wickets in 6 matched and is expected to do pace balling for KKR.
Varun Chakravarthy has bowled last year at a fabulous economy rate i.e., 6.84, and had taken off 17 wickets in 13 matches and is expected to do the same this year.
Andre Russel had the worst season last year he just scored 117 runs in 10 matches and snatched only six wickets. This year he will strive to get his standards up again. Shakib Al Hasan is back after a year’s ban. He is good both in bowling and batting. He is suspected to come before Sunil Narine and is expected to enter the pitch at number three.
Pat Cummins has achieved 12 wickets and scored 146 runs. They bought him ar15.50 they expected crores and to spill magic but he didn’t meet the expectations. Although we can expect a great season from him this year.
KKR IPL 2021 Prediction this year seems to be a powerful team with many powerful players. This year KKR will make its way to the playoffs with a glorious victory.
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