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Akash Chopra revealed that players should keep KKR ahead of IPL 2021

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Akash Chopra. (Photo Source: Facebook)

Kolkata Knight Riders had an inconsistent run Ipl 2020 With seven wins and seven defeats. His kitty had 14 points, but his negative NRR resulted in him being disqualified from the event before the playoffs. Ultimately, SRH and RCB, two teams with 14 points, but an improved NRR, qualified for the third and fourth playoffs.

Dinesh Karthik relinquished the captaincy mid-season and his new captain Eoin Morgan tried to stabilize the ship, but the damage was already there. KKR won two of their last five matches of the season. The change in captaincy has not been more fortunate for the team.

Former Indian cricketer and commentator Akash Chopra revealed that players should move on to the Kolkata franchise for the IPL 2021 season. Chopra feels that KKR should retain only three players. He chose Andre Russell, Varun Chakraborty, and Shubman Gill as his retention options.

He said, ‘I thought a lot and I think there are only three players that they should retain. If they retain any more, they will lose money from the kitty and will not be able to build a good team, ”Aakash Chopra stated in his Facebook video.

Andre Russell better to retain: Akash Chopra

“First name is Andre Russell.” This year may not have been good but he is a T20 rockstar. If you release it and try to buy it at auction, it will be very expensive, so it is better to keep it. You also form a relationship with the player and tell him that he is an integral part of the team. “

Russell scored just 117 runs in 9 innings for KKR in IPL 2020. He managed to take only 6 wickets in 7 innings for the franchise. The big man was expected a lot but he failed to live up to the expectations in the UAE.

“The other player I can see is Varun Chakraborty. He is taking wickets, he is a mystery bowler and to be precise, if he goes to auction, he will be very expensive, everyone needs a mystery spinner and Varun Chakraborty is that man for you. “

Varun Chakraborty was among the top wicket takers with 17 scales in 13 innings. His best figures of 5/20 came against the Delhi Capitals. Interestingly, he was selected for the Australia T20 series but was sidelined due to a shoulder injury.

“Last but not least, which may actually be his first retention. The name is Shubhaman Gill.” The KKR opener scored 440 runs in 14 innings for KKR in the IPL 2020.