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Indian T20 League Kolkata Full Squad 2021

The Kolkata Team retained 17 players and released six players before the 2021 season of the Indian T20 League. They have bought seven players in the 2021 Auction.

Kolkata Team Top Players

Below are the players in different categories that can be crucial to the team's chances in the 2021 season of the Indian T20 League.

Top Batters

    • Eoin Morgan World cup winning captain Morgan has been a part of the Kolkata team since 2020 and took over captaincy duties from Dinesh Karthik mid-season in 2020. With a reputation for inventive and audacious stroke-play, he has proved to be one of the most innovative players in international cricket. He has limited success with the bat in the league history and will be looking to take Kolkata to title glory in 2021. Read more..
    • Shubman Gill A future batting star, Shubman has been impressive with the bat since winning the U-19 World Cup in 2018. Acquired by Kolkata in 2018, he has turned in useful contributions in the last 3 seasons. Gill has immense batting potential in him and is touted for a core leadership role in the future for the team. Read more..
    • Nitish Rana Rana has been a vital cog in the Kolkata batting unit over the past 3 years. He has made useful contributions in the middle and often helped the team to chase or put up high scores on the board. He had a decent 2020 season, making 352 runs from 14 matches at a strike-rate of 138.58. Rana adds value to the side with an ability to stabilise the innings and with his part-time off spin bowling. Read more..

Wicketkeeper

    • Dinesh Karthik One of the most experienced wicketkeeper-batters in the league, he has led Kolkata to playoffs in 2018. Known for his finishing skills in the shortest version, Karthik has a career tally of 3823 runs at a strike rate of 129.63 plus being good behind the stumps is the immense value he brings to the table. Read more..

All-rounder

    • Andre Russell Russell is one of the oldest active members of the Kolkata team and has been with the side since 2014. He has the highest strike rate in the league and has the ability to win matches almost single-handedly. Russell is loved by the Kolkata fans and is going to be an important player if Kolkata is to win the title. Read more..
    • Sunil Narine Mainstay of Kolkata’s bowling attack for years, Sunil Narine’s batting exploits have increased in the past few seasons. Called for a suspect bowling action, Narine has redeemed himself back with his batting capabilities when he was promoted as an opener. The team has time and again put faith in his all-round abilities and will be looking to contribute big this season as well. Read more..

Top Bowlers

    • Prasidh Krishna Since making his debut back in 2018, he has grown in stature with each season. His raw pace and wicket-taking abilities earned him a ODI national call-up against England in 2021. He has taken 30 wickets in 4 seasons and is a key component in the Kolkata pace battery. He will be looking to share pace bowling duties with the KIwi pair of Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee. Read more..
    • Lockie Ferguson Known for his raw pace, Lockie has been part of Kolkata's pace unit since 2019. Although he has not played regularly for the team, he brings an X-factor in the team with his express speed and ability to pick wickets. With more accuracy, he can be one of the key players in the Kolkata team in the 2021 season. Read more..
    • Varun Chakravarthy Went for an astonishing price of 8.4 crore at the auctions prior to the 2019 edition, Varun Chakaravarthy became an overnight sensation in the league. Deemed as a mystery spinner, he has several variations up his sleeve, and was picked up by Kolkata in 2020 to beef up their spin bowling department. He did not disappoint and picked 17 wickets in the season at an average of 20.94. Read more..

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