Kolkata Knight Riders announced their Players Retention list and, barring a few names (Tom Banton, Chris Green, Ali Khan, Nikhil Naik, Siddharth Manimaran, Harry Gurney and Siddhesh Lad), the core team remains the same.

Talking about the narrow window between the two editions of IPL, KKR CEO Venky Mysore said, “Firstly on behalf of KKR, we are really excited about the upcoming IPL season 2021. Seems like 2020 just got over and here we are ready. That’s the excitement of IPL and we have had barely some time to catch our breath. But the real thing that we were really happy about was we had the opportunity to retain our entire squad. Barring some fine tuning, we have pretty much retained the same squad.”