IPL Mega Auction
Each team can retain a maximum of 4 players per mega auction. It must retain at least one foreign player. So the expectation has arisen among the fans as to which teams are going to retain whom. The Kolkata Knight Riders have taken action in this regard.
The captain was stripped
The Kolkata Knight Riders, led by Ian Morgan, lost in the first half of last season but played well in the second and advanced to the final. While all of the players on that team performed well, Captain Ian Morgan was not the only one who was greatly impressed. So the KKR management has decided to oust Captain Morgan.
West Indies’ Andre Russell has been retained as the team’s primary choice. Russell, who is a pillar in the middle order, has been signed for Rs 16 crore. The 2nd player is spinner Varun Chakraborty with Rs. 8 crore has been retained.
Opportunity for the young player
Next to them is youngster Venkatesh Iyer who is the 3rd player to earn Rs. 8 crore has been retained. Venkatesh Iyer, who played in only a few matches last season, has been named in the Indian squad. Thus increasing his value. He is followed by West Indies’ Sunil Narine for Rs 6 crore. It is noteworthy that the team’s senior player Dinesh Karthik has also been removed.