What they had at the start of the auction: Kolkata Knight Riders

What they had at the start of the auction: Kolkata Knight Riders

What they had at the start of the auction: Kolkata Knight Riders (Pic Source : IPLT20)

Team Composition: Kolkata Knight Riders

Top-order batsmen: Shubman Gill, Siddesh Lad

Finishers: Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rinku Singh

All-rounders: Nitish Rana

Spinners: Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav

Fast bowlers: Harry Gurney, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier

Slots Available: Total- 11 || Overseas: 4

Remaining Purse: INR 35.65Cr

What they needed:

Kolkata Knight Riders need an opener batsman to partner Shubman Gill. They will also look for a middle-order batsman and an all-rounder as a backup for injury-prone De Russ. Their spin stocks are also light considering their previous teams.

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What Kolkata Knight Riders bought at IPL 2020 Auction

Eoin Morgan-5.5Cr

Pat Cummins- 15.5Cr

Rahul Tripathi- 60Lakh

Varun Chakaravarthy- 4Cr

Siddarth Manimaran-20Lakh

Chris Green- 20 Lakh

Tom Banton- INR 1Cr

Pravin Tambe- 20Lakh

Nikhil Naik- INR 20Lakh

Auction Rating:  8/10

How they stand after auction:

Presence of Jacus Kallis as head coach felt in the way they approached the auction as they picked up Pat Cummins as their first player of the day. Kolkata Knight Riders spent almost half of their purse for that. After that they bought England world cup winning captain for no.4 slot. They rounded off the auction with the smart buys like Chris Green and Tom Banton, T20 specialists.

Final Team:

Top-order batsmen: Shubman Gill, Siddesh Lad, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton

Finishers: Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rinku Singh

All-rounders: Nitish Rana

Spinners: Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Pravin Tambe, Varun Chakaravarthy, Chris Green

Fast bowlers: Harry Gurney, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Pat Cummins

Probable XI:

Shubman Gill, Siddesh Lad/Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik(c&wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav/Varun Chakaravarthy, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna/Sandeep Warrier

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