Kolkata Knight Riders, who finished the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the bottom half of the points table are left with INR 7.05 Crore ahead of the mini-auction 2023.
They have already acquired the services of Shardul Thakur, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Lockie Ferguson via trade ahead of the IPL 2023 auction and must be looking to fill the remaining voids, which includes three overseas slots as well.
They need to be smart while making a call on the auction table as they do not have enough balance left in their purse. On that note, let’s have a look at three players Kolkata Knight Riders could sign in the marquee event.
1. Harry Brook
The 23-year-old has been one of the most consistent batters across formats for England. KKR are looking for a middle-order batter, and Brook can be a perfect pick for the role. Given his ability to smash the boundaries, he can be a great addition to the KKR squad which currently lacks the explosive middle order.
Harry Brook T20 Career Stats – Batting
2. Phil Salt
Kolkata Knight Riders will look to sign a backup wicket-keeper batter and Phil Salt could be a great choice in that case. Also, the two-time champions are looking for a good opener after the departure of Aaron Finch and Salt can very well fill the shoes of the Australian batter.
Phil Salt T20 Career Stats – Batting
3. Sanjay Yadav
The Tamil Nadu all-rounder has been released by Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2023 auction. KKR, who are in dire need of an Indian spinner can go for him. He has the ability to smoke sixes and finish matches as well. He was in blistering form in the 2022 edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League. Given, he is available at the base price of INR 20 Lakh, KKR can invest in him easily.
Sanjay Yadav T20 Career Stats – Batting
Sanjay Yadav T20 Career Stats – Bowling
T20 Stats till December 18, 2022