After the disappointing 2019 season, the auction for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League was always going to be crucial for Kolkata Knight Riders. The pace attack, especially, lacked a bit of experience last year and it showed; KKR picked only 56 wickets throughout the tournament – the lowest ever by any team in any edition. Bowling in the powerplay also left a lot to be desired, with just 16 wickets in their kitty in the first six overs through the tournament.