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IPL 2020 Auction: 5 Players KKR Can Target for IPL 2020

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5 Players that KKR can go for in the IPL 2020 Auction | How could the KKR squad look like for IPL 2020 season? | 5 Players KKR can Buy for IPL 2020

This article is part of an IPL Auction series, where we explore each team. Also check out the players CSK, DC, KXIP, SRH and RCB could look at buying!

Kolkata Knight Riders, a team touted as possible title challengers in 2019, fell away badly to miss the playoffs altogether.

Now, after releasing many players and with a very healthy purse left, KKR need to replace some of their big guns who have performed well for them over the years.

Let’s take a look which five players they can for this auction:

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5. Rahul Tripathi

Rahul Tripathi made his name while playing for RPS in the top order with a very high strike rate. Although KKR have many Indian players, they can go for Tripathi to build a squad that has plenty of options and depth.

4. Ben Cutting

Ben Cutting will be a good choice for Kolkata as a fast bowling all-rounder. He can bowl four overs and can deal some heavy blows down the order. If he’s picked, it will be very hard for other teams if he gets going with Andre Russell.

5 Players that KKR can go for in the IPL 2020 Auction | How could the KKR squad look like for IPL 2020 season? | 5 Players KKR can Buy for IPL 2020
Ben Cutting could be a good option for KKR.

3. Colin Ingram

Colin Ingram may surprise many. However, if KKR decide to open with Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine, Ingram can play a very important role in the middle order considering his record and experience in T20s. He can replicate the role of the now-released Robin Uthappa in the KKR lineup.

2. Chris Green

Chris Green is one of the most underrated cricketers in the shortest format of the game. He is an exceptional bowler in both the powerplay and death overs, limiting the scoring rate and taking wickets. Also, he is capable of scoring runs down the order. He is a perfect replacement for Piyush Chawla.

1. Martin Guptill

After releasing Lynn, KKR need someone to fill the opening slot. Martin Guptill is one of the best in the business right now. Guptill, released by SRH this year, will have a point to prove. The Kiwi opener is known for his explosive batting at the top and can really give the Knight Riders a headstart in the powerplay with Narine. Of course, he is also one of the best fielders in the cricketing world, which is key in T20s.

5 Players that KKR can go for in the IPL 2020 Auction | How could the KKR squad look like for IPL 2020 season? | 5 Players KKR can Buy for IPL 2020
Can Guptill fire for KKR?

So these were the players KKR might go for in the auction.

This article is part of a special series, where we explore each team. Also check out the players CSK, DC, KXIP, SRH, RR and RCB could look at buying!

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Thanks for reading!

Robin Rounder
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Robin Rounder, based in India, specialises in Dream11 fantasy content including tips & tricks and match previews. Also, Robin contributes cricket news and opinion pieces, with examples being pre-IPL auction content. He is a passionate India and Chennai Super Kings fan. Connect with Robin on X at: https://x.com/robin_rounder

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