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Kolkata Knight Riders

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The team with the slogan “korbo lorbo jeetbo re” has been one of the strongest teams that have grown with each IPL season. Yes, we are talking about none other than the Kolkata Knight Riders. The team is owned by the ‘King Khan’ of Bollywood ‘ Shahrukh Khan’ and the actress Juhi Chawla & her spouse Jay Mehta. Kolkata Knight Riders had a tough time if we talk about starting seasons of the Indian premier league.

They started to show up some character from season 2011 where they qualified for the playoffs and finished 4th on the table. In 2012 they crowned as IPL champions and showed what they are capable of. After disappointing in 2013 where they finished seventh, they came with a bang in 2014 by winning the trophy again, for the second time.

Sourav Ganguly was the icon player of this KKR franchise for 2008 and 2010 seasons. Sourav Ganguly was so popular with KKR that in 2011 when he was not purchased it lead to the protest where fans said that no Dada no KKR. This situation got the attention of both national and international press.

KKR 2-Times champion:

The only consistent performers of KKR were Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Naraine. Gautam Gambhir was appointed as keeper of the team after Dada failed to make in the auctions. These two were also the only players the team retained before 2014 auctions.

A surprising decision made by the team management is the release of Gautam Gambhir in 2018, while they retained only Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. In this season 2018 Dinesh Karthik was named the captain along with Robin Uthappa as vice-captain. During that season they managed to reach the playoffs and finished third on the points table.

IPL 2024 was not good for Kolkata Knight Riders as they were eliminated in the league stage finishing fifth. In champions league twenty20 as well they do not have a good past. They never won the championship despite qualifying three times in 2011, 2012 and 2014. All they could manage was being the runners-up in 2014.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team 2024-

They have a lot to deliver in the coming season with huge expectations of fans as well as the team owners. KKR has the potential to lift the trophy for the third time joining with CSK who already has won the title three times.

Having Brendon McCullum as the head coach with the veteran David Hussey as the mentor, there are huge possibilities that this team will give a tough competition to their opponents. With the unpredictable Andre Russell and Sunil Naraine, the team has got the speed of Pat Cummins, though at a huge price. Plus, with 48-year-old Pravin Tambe who has a good IPL experience with unpredictable bowling, this team can turn tables around.

In a total number of appearances in 14 IPL seasons, Kolkata Knight Riders have managed to reach playoffs 6 times and out of those 6 playoff appearances, KKR won the title twice. This team can surprise its opponent any time and have the potential to be in the top four on the points table.

Some big guns of KKR are Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Andre Russel, Sunil Naraine, Dinesh Karthik, and the chinaman Kuldeep Yadav. You might see these names in the playing XI of every game and no wonders anyone could win you matches single-handedly.

Today KKR Match Schedule 2024 – Kolkata Knight Riders Match List 2024:

Match No
IPL Teams
Match Date
Match Time
Match Stadium
Match Venue
Match- 01 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)SAT 26 MARCH, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT) Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Match- 06 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)WED 30 MARCH, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT) DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai
Match- 08 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Punjab Kings (PBKS)FRI 1 APRIL, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT) Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Match- 14 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) WED 6 APRIL, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT) MCA Stadium Pune
Match- 19 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) SUN 10 APRIL, 2022 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT) Brabourne - CCI Mumbai
Match- 25 Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)FRI 15 APRIL, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Brabourne - CCI Mumbai
Match- 30 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)MON 18 APRIL, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Brabourne - CCI Mumbai
Match- 35 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Gujrat Titans (GT)SAT 23 APRIL, 2022 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)
DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai
Match- 41 Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)THU 28 APRIL, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Match- 47 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)MON 2 MAY, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Match- 53 Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)SAT 7 MAY, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
MCA Stadium Pune
Match- 56 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)MON 9 MAY, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai
Match- 61 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)SAT 14 MAY, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
MCA Stadium Pune
Match- 66 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)WED 18 MAY, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team after the first day of IPL Auction 2024 (Player List) –

S. No.PlayersPrice
01.Andre RussellINR 12 croresRetained
02.Varun ChakravarthyINR 8 croresRetained
03.Venkatesh IyerINR 8 croresRetained
04.Sunil NarineINR 6 croresRetained
05.Pat CumminsINR 7.25 croreBought Player on First Day
06.Shreyas IyerINR 12.25 croreBought Player on First Day
07.Nitish RanaINR 8 croreBought Player on First Day
08.Shivam MaviINR 7.25 croreBought Player on First Day
09.Sheldon JacksonINR 60 lakhBought Player on First Day
10.Ajinkya RahaneINR 1 croreBought Player on First Day
11.Rinku SinghINR 55 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day
12.Anukul RoyINR 20 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day
13.Rasikh DarINR 20 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day
14.Baba IndrajithINR 20 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day
15.Ashok SharmaINR 55 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day
16.Pratham SinghINR 20 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day
17.Abhijeet TomarINR 40 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day
18.Chamika KarunaratneINR 50 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day
19.Sam Billings INR 2 croreBought Player on 2nd Day
20.Alex HalesINR 1.5 croreBought Player on 2nd Day
21.Tim SoutheeINR 1.5 croreBought Player on 2nd Day
22.Ramesh KumarINR 20 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Best Playing 11 of Season 17 /2024:

  1. Venkatesh Iyer
  2. Ajinkya Rahane
  3. Shreyas Iyer (c)
  4. Nitish Rana
  5. Sam Billings✈
  6. Andre Russell✈
  7. Sunil Narine✈
  8. Sheldon Jackson (wk)✈
  9. Umesh Yadav
  10. Shivam Mavi
  11. Varun Chakravarthy

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team Squad of 2024:

Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Pat Cummins, Abhijeet Tomar, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Aman Khan, Umesh Yadav, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh.

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