Another exciting edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is round the corner. The franchises have already started their preparation for the auction to take place in Kolkata on December 19. Knight Riders, who have won the IPL title twice in the last 12 years will be keen to add more trophy to their cabinet in the upcoming season.
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Meanwhile, the Dinesh Karthik-led side did not have a great outing last year as they finished at the 5th position on the points table with just 12 points from 14 outings. They had a perfect mixture of Indian and foreign talent yet it did not live up to expectations.
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The Kolkata Knight Riders management will have the task to identify the problem areas and look for better players as they prepare for the IPL 2020 auctions. A few players will also be in their head whom they would want to release ahead of the next season.
We at Cricket Addictor will take a look at the three players Kolkata Knight Riders might release ahead of the next edition of the Indian Premier League:
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Many consider Rinku Singh to be one of the brightest talents in the country. However, the Uttar Pradesh cricketer has failed to justify the tag in the big stage. Kolkata Knight Riders signed the 21-year-old Indian batsman Rinku for Rs 80 lakhs during the IPL 2018 auction following his excellent domestic record.
But the left-handed batsman failed to put runs on the board. In the five matches, he played in the last season, Rinky managed to score only 37 runs. Kolkata, who has quality batsmen in their ranks will not want to waste money on the uncapped player.
As a result, it is highly likely that they will release him ahead of the auctions for the next Indian Premier League.