During the trade window, KKR traded in Siddesh Lad, who might find a place in the middle order, in place of Robin Uthappa.
Kolkata Knight riders have also made changes to their coaching staff ahead of IPL 2020
auction, bringing in former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum as head coach. McCullum had hit the first century in IPL history while playing for KKR in the first match of the inaugural season. The franchise has also brought in Australia’s David Hussey as chief mentor and former Kiwi pacer Kyle Mills as bowling coach. Hussey had represented KKR as a player from 2008 to 2010.
The team have the deepest available purse of Rs 35.65 crore, which they will use to bid aggressively for key players during the IPL 2020
Here is the full list of players retained, traded and released by KKR:
Retained players: Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi.
Players traded in: Siddhesh Lad
Players released: Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Joe Denly, Srikant Munde, Yarra Prithviraj, Anrich Nortje.