IPL 2021: Gurkeerat Singh Mann joins Kolkata Knight Riders as Rinku Singh’s replacement
The IPL 2021 will be Gurkeerat's eighth IPL season.
Updated - Apr 3, 2021 10:40 pm
Kolkata Knight Riders have signed up Gurkeerat Singh Mann as a replacement for batsman Rinku Singh, who will be unavailable for the entire season due to a knee injury. Rinku, who made his IPL debut in 2017 has played a total of 11 IPL games.
His replacement, Gurkeerat, last played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020 before being released ahead of the VIVO IPL 2021 auction. Kolkata Knight Riders have acquired Gurkeerat at his base price of INR 50 lakhs.
The VIVO IPL 2021 will be Gurkeerat’s eighth IPL season. Mann played a total of 8 IPL matches so far, scoring 71 runs. It will be interesting to see how KKR will use his services in the Indian Premier League 2021 season.
Kolkata Knight Riders will play their first game of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai on April 11th. Eoin Morgan will lead the Knights this year right from the start of the season.
KKR full squad for IPL 2021:
Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Tim Seifert, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi, Vaibhav Arora and Karun Nair.
Here is KKR’s schedule for IPL 2021:
|MAT No||DATE & DAY||MATCH||TIME (IST)||VENUE|
|3||April 11, Sunday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||19:30||Chennai|
|5||April 13, Tuesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||19:30||Chennai|
|10||April 18, Sunday||Royal Challengers vs Kolkata Knight Riders||15:30||Chennai|
|15||April 21, Wed||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings||19:30||Mumbai|
|18||April 24, Saturday||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||19:30||Mumbai|
|21||April 26, Monday||Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||19:30||Ahmedabad|
|25||April 29, Thu||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||19:30||Ahmedabad|
|30||May 3, Monday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers||19:30||Ahmedabad|
|35||May 8, Saturday||Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Capitals||3.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|39||May 10, Monday||Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|41||May 12, Wed||Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|45||May 15, Saturday||Kolkata Knight Riders v Punjab Kings||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|49||May 18, Tuesday||Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|52||May 21, Friday||Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|