Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has been playing moderate cricket for the last few seasons. Eon Morgan was made the captain of KKR mid-way last season after Dinesh Kartik stepped down from the captaincy.
The KKR team management needs to find ways to have a more settled team. We have listed below 4 players KKR might retain ahead of IPL 2022 mega auctions.
3 Players Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Might Retain In IPL 2022
Shubman Gill has been touted to be the next Virat Kohli of the Indian cricket team. His batting skill has been praised by cricket pundits across the globe. Gill has played few quality innings for KKR. The team management would surely like to retain him ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction. There is even a possibility of him being handed over the captaincy of the team.
At just 21 years of age, he looks well settled to become the next cricket superstar. Shubman Gill has scored 1071 runs in 45 innings with an average of 30.6. He has also scored 7 half-centuries.
Rahul Tripathi was purchased by KKR in 2020 for 60 lakhs. He has looked impressive so far with his batting skills. Rahul Tripathi is known for his hard-hitting batting skills. In the 52 matches, he has scored 1175 runs at an average of 25.54 and strike-rate of 134.90.
He can play at any batting order which gives him an added advantage. The 30 years old flamboyant batsmen can be retained by KKR ahead of IPL 2022 mega auctions.
Varun Chakravarthy has impressed everyone with his slow off-spin bowling. He was even selected for team India recently but failed to pass the fitness test. He has been an integral member of the KKR bowling department.
In 21 innings, he has picked 25 wickets at an economy rate of 7.35. His bowling figure has been 5/20. KKR team management can retain Varun ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction.