Kolkata Knight Riders are one franchise that has a very loyal fan base all over the country. In the years 2012 and 2014, Kolkata got its hands on the bright golden trophy. Gautam Gambhir was the leader of the side back then and he had given the Kolkata Knight Riders a new free spirit. The management changes made sure that the Kolkata Knight Riders are on a song and win the tournament twice. But after that particular year, Kolkata has missed the mark. They definitely are an entertaining side and will be looking to win the title in 2022. Here are the 4 players Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to retain in IPL 2022: –
Kolkata Knight Riders Team in IPL 2021: –
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi
Kolkata Knight Riders will Retain Andre Russell: –
Andre Russell definitely has to be the first player retained by Kolkata Knight Riders in the auction next year. He has unmatched abilities on the global stage. Like you have just one Pollard, so do you have one Dre Russ. He has been in the squad for a very long time and has found a place in the hearts of Kolkata Knight Riders’ fans. His bowling and pinch-hitting abilities are one of a kind.
Kolkata Knight Riders will Retain Shubhman Gill: –
Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking for an Indian Batsmen and Shubhman Gill is currently one of the best young prospects. The young lad after his Gabba heroics is certain to get retained by Kolkata Knight Riders. He plays fast bowling very well and is a beast against the short ball. He is confident about his abilities and is a captaincy prospect for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders will Retain Pat Cummins: –
Pat Cummins also becomes an automatic pick because of his excellent bowling and power-hitting abilities. Although the player is expensive he well and truly justifies his price. There is no replacement for Pat Cummins. He has a good mix of pace and T20 variations. The pinpoint yorkers give him an added advantage. He is one of the best T20 players in the world at the moment.
Kolkata Knight Riders will Retain Varun Chakravarthy: –
The last draft for Kolkata Knight Riders will be Varun Chakravarthy. Chakravarthy is a definite pick in the Indian T20 team because of his mystery element. He also has age on his side. VC has 4-5 good variations that deceit the batsmen. He is economical and has the knack for taking wickets. All in all, Varun is a good package.