Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was handed his KKR debut headdress up of Kolkata Knight Rider's IPL 2021 opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad successful Chennai connected Sunday. The 40-year-old, who besides played for Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians successful the past, was bought by KKR for INR 2 crore earlier this twelvemonth successful the mini-auction.
Harbhajan volition beryllium returning to cricket aft a span of astir 2 years. His past quality was for CSK successful the IPL 2019 Final against Mumbai Indians connected May 12, 2019 699 days ago. Harbhajan had made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) portion playing for Mumbai Indians (MI) successful the inaugural season.April 11, 2021
Harbhajan's tally of 150 wickets successful IPL is the 5th astir successful the tourney aft Lasith Malinga, Mishra (160), Chawla (156) and Dwayne Bravo (153). Harbhajan has been preferred implicit Sunil Narine oregon Kuldeep Yadav due to the fact that helium is good versed with the conditions astatine the Chepauk Stadium since helium was with CSK for the past 3 years.
"I haven't looked astatine the manager dynamic, but they person been magnificent successful the background. We missed retired narrowly past twelvemonth with qualifying truthful we volition effort and spell 1 amended this time. Our 4 overseas players are Russell, Shakib, Cummins and myself (Morgan)," Eoin Morgan said astatine the flip ceremony.
Sunrisers Hyderabad triumph the flip and opt to vessel against Kolkata Knight Riders successful Chennai. KKR picked Shakib al Hasan, Andre Russell, and Pat Cummins isolated from skipper Eoin Morgan arsenic their 4 overseas players successful the match, portion Narine was amazingly near out.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma