In front of the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Australia pace initiate Pat Cummins was held by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday, and lead trainer Brendon McCullum feels the side will be at its forceful best during the 2021 version.
Cummins was purchased for Rs 15.5 crores for the IPL 2020 season Brendon McCullum wearing purple and gold. KKR delivered Tom Banton and Chris Green while holding New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson, West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and Sunil Narine.
Brendon McCullum was satisfied:
McCullum was satisfied to hold the center crew for the forthcoming competition and said his group will be serious in the current year’s IPL.
“Satisfied that we have had the option to hold lion’s share of our @KKRiders for the forthcoming @IPL season. We weren’t far away last time and I’m certain this gathering will be extremely serious this year. Because of the folks who were delivered for your endeavors last season. We wish you well,” McCullum said in a tweet on Thursday.
KKR held players: Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh.
Delivered players: Chris Green, Siddesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, M Siddharth, Tom Banton.
In the 2020 season, KKR had missed the end of the season games by a hair because of net run-rate and the side completed the season at the fifth spot.
The side additionally picked a captaincy change halfway and Dinesh Karthik passed the twirly doo to England white-ball pioneer Eoin Morgan.
KKR has won the IPL twice (2012 and 2014) and both the title wins went under the administration of Gautam Gambhir.