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Revealed! Top 3 players KKR should target for IPL 2022 Mega Auction

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have a remaining purse of 48 crores for IPL 2022 mega auction.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Two-time tournament winners and last year’s runners-up Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have named their four retentions ahead of the forthcoming season. Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, and Sunil Narine are set to once again play for KKR in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

Their four retained players include two fast-bowling all-rounders in the form of Russell and Iyer. On the other hand, they have also secured two quality spinners in Narine and Chakravarthy for the 15th edition of the Indian cash-rich league.

Let’s look at three players KKR might target at the IPL 2022 mega auction:

KL Rahul

KL Rahul

With zero batters in KKR’s retentions, they are very much likely to go after quality batters in the auction. One of the most consistent players in the tournament and 2020’s Orange Cap winner, KL Rahul might be a great buy for the Knight Riders in IPL 2022.

The Karnataka batter is one of the current finest batters in limited-overs cricket across the globe. However, his chances of making it to the auction seem difficult as either of the two new teams is likely to grab him.

Liam Livingstone

Liam Livingstone

KKR have invested in a hard-hitting all-rounder in the form of Dre Russ. However, there is a constant risk of injury concerns attached with the big West Indian. As a result, they will definitely look to add a backup in their side and England’s Liam Livingstone could be the perfect answer to it.

The Englishman is one of the cleanest hitters of the white ball and the ground of Eden Gardens will suit his game as well. KKR going big after Livingstone won’t be a surprise for cricket fans.

Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran

The Kolkata-based franchise released their former captain and wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik ahead of IPL 2022. This opens up a window for someone like Nicholas Pooran who can not just don the wicket-keeping gloves but will be a vital middle-order batter as well. 

His miserable form for the franchise of Punjab Kings (PBKS) could be the sole reason behind doubts over going after him for KKR at the auction. However, he is a young, talented cricketer with ample temperament to overcome his past performances.

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