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IPL 2021: Good news for KKR; Nitish Rana tests Covid-19 negative in 2nd Test

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IPL 2021: Nitish Rana tests Covid-19 negative in 2nd Test; Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Nitish Rana has tested negative for coronavirus after returning a positive result on March 22.

Commenting on the turn of events, KKR issued a statement which read: “Nitish Rana had checked into the KKR team hotel in Mumbai, on March 21, 2021 with a negative COVID report which was done on March 19, 2021. As per IPL protocol, he was tested on March 22, during his quarantine and the report showed that he was positive. He has had no symptoms and has been completely asymptomatic since. Again as per IPL protocol, he isolated himself and was tested again today. We are glad to report that he has tested negative. We expect him to start training with the team shortly and be fully fit well before the start of the season.”

IPL 2021: Nitish Rana’s availability

Having undergone self-isolation after the positive result, he underwent a COVID-19 test on Thursday and tested negative. He will start training shortly with an eye on the opening game against SunRisers Hyderabad on April 11.

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IPL 2021: Nitish Rana’s recent performance

KKR would be happy to get their star batsman back, especially after his recent red-hot form. The right-handed batsman, who took part in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy, is a vital cog in the KKR batting unit.

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Despite being slightly inconsistent, he still managed to amass 352 runs in IPL 2020. Notably, he has racked up over 300 runs in each of the last four IPL seasons.

IPL 2021: KKR schedule, fixtures, timings

KKR will kick-start their IPL 2021 season with the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 11.

Matches Date Time Home Away Venue
1 11th April 7.30 pm SRH KKR Chennai
2 13th April 7.30 pm KKR MI Chennai
3 18th April 3.30 pm RCB KKR Chennai
4 21st April 7.30 pm KKR CSK Mumbai
5 24th April 7.30 pm RR KKR Mumbai
6 26th April 7.30 pm PK KKR Ahmedabad
7 29th April 7.30 pm DC KKR Ahmedabad
8 3rd May 7.30 pm KKR RCB Ahmedabad
9 8th May 3.30 pm KKR DC Ahmedabad
10 10th May 7.30 pm MI KKR Bangalore
11 12th May 7.30 pm CSK KKR Bangalore
12 15th May 7.30 pm KKR PK Bangalore
13 18th May 7.30 pm KKR RR Bangalore
14 21st May 3.30 pm KKR SRH Bangalore


IPL 2021 KKR Squad

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi

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