IPL 2021: Good news for KKR fans, after Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi smashes unbeaten 98* in practice game – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have ramped up their preparations for the upcoming IPL 2021 Phase 2 and their batsmen seem to be making the right impression so far. The two-time champions have a mountain to climb as they aim to make the playoffs for IPL 2021, and will need their batsmen in top form when they begin their campaign against RCB next week. Luckily for them, two of their top order mainstays have announced their arrival in style, with Rahul Tripathi following up on Shubman Gill’s heroics in their intra-squad practice game.
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Rahul Tripathi scored a blistering 98* in the practice game following up Shubman Gill’s half-century as KKR players got into their groove ahead of the resumption of the IPL 2021. languishing at seventh in the points table, the two-time champions need to turn their fortunes around if they have to qualify for the playoffs, and the form of Tripathi and Gill will certainly please captain Eoin Morgan and head coach Brendon McCullum. With 7 remaining games, KKR needs a minimum of 5 victories and will hope others in contention slip. KKR have to lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Delhi Capitals (DC), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Mumbai Indians (MI), and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the remaining 7 matches.
KKR’s schedule in IPL 2021 phase 2
|KKR vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||September 20, 2021||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|KKR vs Mumbai Indians||September 23, 2021||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|KKR vs Chennai Super Kings||September 26, 2021||3:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|KKR vs Delhi Capitals||September 28, 2021||3:30 PM||Sharjah|
|KKR vs Punjab Kings||October 1, 2021||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|KKR vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||October 3, 2021||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|KKR vs Rajasthan Royals||October 7, 2021||7:30 PM||Sharjah|
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) / Rajasthan Royals (RR) / Punjab Kings (PBKS) / Delhi Capitals (DC) / Mumbai Indians (MI) / Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) / Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) / Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad
Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee.