Kolkata Knight Riders are facing various problems in team building. For which there has been a problem to choose the best XI in the IPL again and again. Which players will KKR target in the auction to meet the problem? Who can take the knights back to victory? Let’s take a look.
Riddhiman Saha: The effectiveness of this Bengali wicketkeeper has been well seen in this IPL. There can be no question about him behind the wicket. He has also proved that he is effective in white ball cricket with the bat.
The main problem with KKR is the opening combination. Riddhi can only pair up with young Shubhaman Gill there. However, the question is whether Sunrisers Hyderabad will release him.
Parthiv Patel: This wicketkeeper-batsman did not get a chance in IPL this time. If Royal Challengers Bangalore release him before the auction, then Kolkata could jump in to take the world.
If Dinesh Karthik is released, the team will have to take the wicketkeeper. If Riddhi is not found, Kolkata may lean towards the world. He can solve two problems of opening batsman and wicketkeeper.
Chris Lynn: He was in the Kolkata team before. When the Knight Riders left the opener in Marquette, he moved to Mumbai. Although Lin did not get a chance to play a single match.
Mumbai are more likely not to keep him in the team. Kolkata can take him if given a chance in the auction. He can make a storm in the open with Shubhaman.
Suresh Raina: Chennai Super Kings had cut his name from their website. There are also questions about whether he will be included in the next IPL. The middle order will be stronger if Raina is in the team.
There are very few successful players like him in the IPL. If Kolkata gets a left-arm batsman like him in the team, the balance in batting will increase a lot. In the middle order, Rainai could become the main hope of the team instead of Karthik.
Rahul Teotia: This all-rounder of Rajasthan Royals has caught the eye in this IPL. With 255 runs in 14 matches and 10 wickets, he became the confidence of the team.
If he is found at auction, KKR will benefit greatly. He can pick up wickets as fast as he can in quick runs in death overs. He has hit 17 sixes in the tournament this time, averaging 42.5. KKR needs such a person in the middle order.
Ravi Vishnui: Along with Kolkata’s pull towards spinners. Robi watched the IPL for Punjab this time. He took 12 wickets in 14 matches.
The team has lost confidence in Kuldeep Yadav. They have relied on Varun Chakraborty this time. Leaving Kuldeep in the auction and taking a leg spinner like Robi in the team will increase the diversity.
Anrikh Nokhiai: The South African fast bowler was in great form for Delhi this time. He has taken 22 wickets in 16 matches. KKR will want to take an effective pacer like him.
If Delhi releases him in the auction, KKR can take Anrikh to diversify the pace attack. Pat Cummins did not succeed in that way. The South African fast bowler can solve that problem.