The two time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders had a disappointing season in the IPL-2020. They even had a lot of misconceptions in the team and even their skipper Dinesh Karthik quit the captaincy in mid of the tournament thus making Eoin Morgan as the skipper of the team.
Ahead of IPL-2021, Kolkata Knight Riders will try to rectify their team in each and every department so as to keep the morale on.
The franchise will look to build a team which can also be consists of back-up of few players. In the IPL-2020, with an injury of destruction Russell in mid season made them to almost collapse easily in front of other teams so this time they will think to bid on some all rounders who can be a perfect back-up for him.
So regarding this Aakash Chopra quoted on his YouTube channel that-
“They need a backup for Russell, a player who can do two things because when Russell gets injured then the whole scenario changes. They could go for Cameron Green or Moises Henriques as a backup for Russell if they are looking for fast-bowling all-rounders”
He also thinks that Eoin Morgan would definitely try to carry Dawid Malan to the squad as both of them are from same team
“KKR have Tim Seifert as an option to open with Shubman Gill. But they could look towards Dawid Malan.. With Morgan as the captain, I think they will have a greater interest in Malan. Otherwise, they have Tripathi and Nitish Rana has also opened a few times,” added by Chopra.
He also believes that franchise could bid on few all rounders as well to keep the momentum in arise manner
“They could also go for Moeen Ali or Shakib, who are spinning all-rounders. Shakib has also played earlier from this franchise. So they may want to take one out of these four and an overseas top-order batsman if they want”.