3 Players KKR likely to release ahead of IPL 2023

KKR will look to end their woes in the opening slot and death bowling department for the next season.

TEJAS RATHI

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Published - May 22, 2022, 01:34 IST | Updated - May 22, 2022, 01:37 IST

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2. Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Since his debut in IPL, the seasoned campaigner has tried to play a second fiddle to his partner. On most occasions, he surely has succeeded but it has not helped his respective teams to get over the line at end of the game. In the IPL 2022 auction, the 33-year was snapped up by KKR for a base price of 1 Crore.

Rahane started with a knock of 44 off 34 in the tournament opener against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which helped the team to seal the victory. However, in his next four innings, he returned with scores of 9,12,7, and 8. These knocks forced the team management to ouster him from the first XI.

In the last two innings, the top-order batter scored a total of 53 runs, which came in 48 balls. The hamstring injury kept him out of the contention for featuring the team’s last league game. With only 133 runs in seven innings, he is another player who is not likely to be retained by Knight Riders.

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