Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a franchise cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta.
The franchise, which has gained immense popularity due to its association with celebrity owners, qualified for the IPL playoffs for the first time in 2011.
They became IPL champions in 2012 by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final. They repeated the feat in 2014 by defeating Kings XI Punjab. Knight Riders hold the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20Is (14).
Two-time champions In every IPL season, Kolkata Knight Riders has consistently emerged as one of the strongest teams. The team has a reputation for brutal and incredibly potent middle and death over hitting.
Are they capable enough for this time of year? Can they win the championship a third time? You will, however, find your response here. We will go through the entire roster, the schedule, the captain, and the 11 strongest players for the KKR in this article.
Also, we will forecast the franchise’s standing after the competition.
The regular skipper Shreyas Iyer of the Kolkata Knight Riders will be absent for at least the first half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.
Shreyas is expected to have surgery after being benched at the start of the fourth and final Test against Australia earlier this month due to a lower-back problem.
NITISH RANA has been named as the new stand-in captain for the IPL 2023 season by KKR in place of Shreyas Iyer. Prior to the 2018 season, the team acquired the middle-order left-handed striker, 29, and has kept him on the roster ever since.
Rana has played in 74 games for KKR and has scored 1744 runs with a 135.61 strike rate.
Let’s look at the KKR schedule, team, strongest playing 11, and other information.
Kolkata Knights Riders Full Squads.
|Nitish Rana(c)||Batsmen||8 crore|
|Venkatesh Iyer||All-Rounder||8 Crore|
|Andre Russell||All-Rounder||12 Crore|
|Sunil Narine||All-Rounder||6 Crore|
|Umesh Yadav||Bowler||2 crore|
|Tim Southee||Bowler||1.5 crore|
|Harshit Rana||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Varun Chakravarthy||Bowler||8 Crore|
|Anukul Roy||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
|Rinku Singh||Batsmen||55 lakh|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||50 lakh|
|Shardul Thakur||Bowler||10.75 Crore|
|Lockie Ferguson||Bowler||10 Crore|
|N Jagadeesan||Batsmen||90 lakh|
|Vaibhav Arora||Bowler||60 lakh|
|Suyash Sharma||Bowler||20 lakh|
|David Wiese||All-Rounder||1 crore|
|Kulwant Khejroliya||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Litton Das||Wicket-keeper||50 lakh|
|Mandeep Singh||Batsmen||50 lakh|
|Shakib Al Hasan||All-Rounder||1.5 crore|
Kolkata Knights Riders Full Schedule & Winning Result.
Kolkata Knights Riders Administration & Supprt Staf.
|Shah Rukh Khan, Jay Mehta, Juhi Chawla||Owner|
|Venky Mysore||CEO and Managing Director|
|Wayne Bentley||Team manager|
|Chandrakant Pandit||Head coach|
|Abhishek Nayar||Assistant coach|
|James Foster||Assistant coach|
|Bharat Arun||Bowling coach|
|Omkar Salvi||Assistant bowling coach|
|Ryan ten Doeschate||Fielding coach|
|Chris Donaldson||Strength and conditioning coach|
KKR’s strongest playing 11 in IPL 2023
Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Nitish Rana (c),
Prediction for KKR
Nitish Rana, the new captain, will score the most runs for the team.
- Shardul Thakur will record the most wickets for the team this year.
- Even though a team with all-rounders of this calibre in the squad, like Andre Russell, Sunil Narayan, and Shardul Thakur, should be highly rated, this team may still not be able to qualify for the playoffs because the big names frequently falter in big games and the team is overly dependent on a small number of players.