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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are a cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta. The Knight Riders play at the Eden Gardens stadium.
Kolkata Knight Riders have got huge publicity due to its connection with celebrity owners. they were qualified for the IPL for the first time in 2011. They became the IPL champions in 2012, by beating Chennai Super Kings in the final. Again they won the championship in 2014, beating Kings XI Punjab.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
|No.||Name||Nationality||Batting style||Bowling style||Year signed||Notes|
|1||Shreyas Iyer||India||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2022||Captain|
|2||Ajinkya Rahane||India||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin||2022|
|3||Aaron Finch||Australia||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2022||Overseas|
|4||Ramesh Kumar||India||Left-handed||Left-arm spin||2022|
|5||Rinku Singh||India||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2022|
|6||Abhijeet Tomar||India||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2022|
|7||Pratham Singh||India||Left-handed||Right-arm off spin||2022|
|8||Anukul Roy||India||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox spin||2022|
|9||Mohammad Nabi||Afghanistan||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2022||Overseas|
|10||Andre Russell||West Indies||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2014||Overseas|
|11||Venkatesh Iyer||India||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||2021|
|12||Shivam Mavi||India||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||2022|
|13||Nitish Rana||India||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2022|
|14||Pat Cummins||Australia||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||2022||Overseas|
|15||Sunil Narine||West Indies||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2012||Overseas|
|16||Aman Khan||India||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2022|
|17||Chamika Karunaratne||Sri Lanka||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2022||Overseas|
|18||Sheldon Jackson||India||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2022|
|20||Baba Indarjith||India||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2022|
|21||Varun Chakravarthy||India||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2020|
|22||Rasikh Dar||India||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2022|
|23||Umesh Yadav||India||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||2022|
|24||Tim Southee||New Zealand||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2022||Overseas|
|25||Ashok Sharma||India||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||2022|
KKR Team Profile 2022
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who have won the IPL two times before, will be trying their best to become champions this season. KKR will be playing under the young leadership of Shreyas Iyer and this change in captaincy is expected to make this season more interesting.
For IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Rider bid farewell to some of their experienced members like Eoin Morgan, Dines Kartik and welcomed some members like Shreyas Iyer for a huge amount of Rs. 12.25 crores.
KKR Squad 2022: Check Player Buying Price
IPL 2022 Squad – KKR
|Shreyas Iyer||India||INR 12.25 Crores||Batsman|
|Nitish Rana||India||INR 8 crores||Batsman|
|Ajinkya Rahane||India||INR 1 crores||Batsman|
|Rinku Singh||India||INR 55 Lakhs||Batsman|
|Abhijeet Tomar||India||INR 40 Lakhs||Batsman|
|Pratham Singh||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Batsman|
|Aaron Finch||Australia||INR 1.5 crores||Batsman|
|Ramesh Kumar||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Batsman|
|Sheldon Jackson(WK)||India||INR 60 Lakhs||WK-Batsman|
|Sam Billings(WK)||England||INR 2 crores||WK-Batsman|
|Baba Indrajith||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Batsman|
|Varun Chakravarty||India||INR 8 Cr(Retained)||Bowlers|
|Pat Cummins||Australia||INR 7.25 Crores||Bowlers|
|Rasikh Dar||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Bowlers|
|Ashok Sharma||India||INR 55 Lakhs||Bowlers|
|Tim Southee||New Zealand||INR 1.5 crores||Bowlers|
|Umesh Yadav||India||INR 2 crores||Bowlers|
|Chamika Karunaratne||Sri Lanka||INR 50 Lakhs||Bowlers|
|Shivam Mavi||India||INR 7.25 Crores||Bowlers|
|Andre Russell||West Indies||INR 12 Cr(Retained)||All-rounder|
|Venkatesh Iyer||India||INR 8 Cr(Retained)||All-rounder|
|Sunil Narine||West Indies||INR 6 Cr(Retained)||All-rounder|
|Anukul Roy||India||INR 20 Lakhs||All-rounder|
|Nitish Rana||India||INR 8 crores||All-rounder|
|Mohammad Nabi||Afghanistan||INR 1 crores||All-rounder|
IPL 2022 KKR Full Schedule
Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) played their debut IPL 2022 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer in the night match on March 26 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has won two IPL titles, one in 2012 and the other in 2014. They last won the IPL trophy in 2014 under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir. The team led by Eoin Morgan reached by 2021 in the finals but lost to MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
TATA IPL 2022: Kolkata Knight Ridebrs (KKR) Schedule
Check the timetable and venue of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) below.
|1.||CSK vs KKR||26 March 2022||07:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|2.||KKR vs RCB||30 March 2022||07:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|3.||KKR vs PKBS||1 April 2022||07:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|4.||KKR vs MI||6 April 2022||07:30 PM||MCA Stadium|
|5.||KKR vs DC||10 April 2022||03:30 PM||Cricket Club of India|
|6.||KKR vs SRH||15 April 2022||07:30 PM||Cricket Club of India|
|7.||RR vs KKR||18 April 2022||07:30 PM||Cricket Club of India|
|8.||KKR vs GT||23 April 2022||03:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|9.||DC vs KKR||28 April 2022||07:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|10.||KKR vs RR||2 May 2022||07:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|11.||LSG vs KKR||7 May 2022||07:30 PM||MCA Stadium|
|12.||MI vs KKR||9 May 2022||07:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|13.||KKR vs SRH||14 May 2022||07:30 PM||MCA Stadium|
|14.||KKR vs LSG||18 May 2022||07:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
KKR Team Player List with Profile- Check Runs, Matches played, Wickets
KKR Team Player List 2022: Player Profiles- Matches, Runs & Wickets
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Kolkata Knight Riders Captain 2022
Kolkata Knight Riders for the IPL 2022 will be led under the young leadership of Shreyas Iyer. According to the coach of KKR, Brendon McCullum, the new skipper has all the qualities to be the franchise’s ‘player of the decade’. Shreyas Iyer, who previously led Delhi Capitals for their IPL Final 2020, was taken away by the Kolkata Knight Riders for a huge sum of Rs. 12.5 crores after aggressive auction and was made captain of the two-time Champions-KKR. Shreyas Iyer has been in a form as in the recent T20 series against Sri Lanka, the player remained unbeaten in three matches.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Strengths and Weaknesses
As Kolkata Knight Riders released both the previous skippers- Dinesh Kartik and Eoin Morgan, the team will try to win their third IPL Trophy under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer.
One of the main player of the present Indian team, Shreyas Iyer will be one of the best players of Kolkata Knight Riders. His leadership will be KKR’s biggest strength, as he previously led Delhi Capitals to their first playoffs in 2019 after 2012 and also to a maiden final in IPL 2020.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) also have a powerful middle-order and the spinners which is again team’s biggest strengths.
The main weakness of Kolkata Knight Riders is the lack of balance in the team that will bother the team during IPL 2022. One of the main area of weakness will be wicketkeeping as the team had a last-minute confusion during the IPL auction to select Alex Hales and Sam Billings. The lack of Indian talent in KKR will also be another area to worry for the previous IPL champions.