5 cricketers who Kolkata Knight Riders should not retain for the upcoming IPL season
Each team will be able to retain a maximum of five players.
The Kolkata Knight Riders are one of the most successful Indian Premier League teams ever. With two titles to their name, they are one of the most feared oppositions.
They have achieved a lot under Gautam Gambhir's captaincy and the team has had great chemistry over the years with the players sharing a great camaraderie amongst themselves.
However, there will be a lot of new faces in the team next year given the new policy set by the board with regards to player retention. Each side will be able to retain a maximum of five players.
This means that many KKR will have to let go of many familiar faces.
In this article, we take a look at the 5 cricketers who KKR should not retain for the upcoming IPL auction:
#5 Umesh Yadav
The Indian pacer has been in great form in the longer format of the game. He is one of the go-to bowlers for Virat Kohli and picked up wickets at regular intervals during India's recently concluded extended home season.
However, his form in the limited-overs formats has not been great as Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have outperformed him.
He has been a valuable addition to the Kolkata Knight Riders over the past couple of years; however, with the new retention policy, it looks like the team management will have to do away with him given the number of T20 specialists in the side.