Kolkata Knight Riders finished fifth in IPL 2020 winning seven and losing seven games this season. On the way, Dinesh Karthik stepped down as the captain and Eoin Morgan was selected as the new skipper of the side. Though he batted well, he failed to lead the team well and in the process, the weakness of the team was exposed.
Not having a solid opener, a proper number three and a reputed finisher at the end were the three big concern areas for KKR this season. With BCCI announcing full auction ahead of next season, a franchise can retain a maximum of five players. Meanwhile, we take a look at the possible options for KKR in these three areas.
Here is a look at 3 players KKR Might Target in IPL 2021:
Chris Lynn was released by KKR ahead of the IPL 2020 auction. Mumbai Indians bought him for 2 crores at the auction but did not give him a game. Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock was a settled opening pair at the top and the management did not want to disturb that.
With KKR struggling to get runs from their openers throughout the season, buying Lynn back would solve the problem. Lynn was previously with KKR between 2014 to 2019 scoring over 1000 runs for the franchise. He formed a formidable partnership with Sunil Narine at the top. If he returns, KKR can go back to them at the top of the order.