Kolkata Knight Riders will be one of the 10 teams competing this year in the top League of the Cricketing World, Indian Premier League 2023 edition. The winner of IPL trophies in 2012 & 2014 they will surely begin the IPL 16th edition as one of the favorites.
KKR Squad 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders squad has the potential to repeat what happened in 2012 and 2014 when they reached the podium.
Although KKR last won the IPL Trophy 8 years back but their team on paper is surely strong enough to make them a contender Ito feature in IPL winners list once again.
Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad 2023
Presence of 7th highest wicket taker in IPL history Sunil Narine and new captain Shreays Iyer clearly shows that KKR management means business this year and want to ends the trophy drought.
Kolkata Knight Riders Player List
|Player name||Role||Batting style||Bowling style|
|Shakib Al Hasan||All-Rounder||Left Handed||Slow Left Arm orthodox|
|Mandeep Singh||All-Rounder||Right Handed||Right Arm Medium|
|Litton Das||Wicket-Keeper||Right Handed|
|Kulwant Khejroliya||Bowler||Left Handed||Left Arm Medium fast|
|David Wiese||All-Rounder||Right Handed||Right Arm Medium fast|
|Suyash ShArma||Bowler||Right Handed||Leg Break|
|Vaibhav Arora||Bowler||Right Handed||Right Arm fast Medium|
|N. Jagadeesan||Wicket-Keeper||Right Handed|
|Shreyas Iyer||Batter||Right Handed||Right Arm Off Break|
|Nitish Rana||Batter||Left Handed||Right Arm Medium|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||Wicket-Keeper||Right Handed|
|Venkatesh Iyer||All-Rounder||Left Handed||Right Arm Medium|
|Andre Russell||All-Rounder||Right Handed||Right Arm fast|
|Sunil Narine||All-Rounder||Left Handed||Right Arm Off Break|
|Shardul Thakur||Bowler||Right Handed||Right Arm Medium|
|Lockie Ferguson||Bowler||Right Handed||Right Arm fast|
|Umesh Yadav||Bowler||Right Handed||Right Arm fast|
|Tim Southee||Bowler||Right Handed||Right Arm fast Medium|
|Harshit Rana||Bowler||Right Handed||Right Arm Medium fast|
|Varun Chakravarthy||Bowler||Right Handed||Leg Break googly|
|Anukul Roy||All-Rounder||Left Handed||Slow Left Arm orthodox|
|Rinku Singh||Batter||Left Handed||Right Arm Off Break|
Andre Russell*, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Lockie Ferguson (T)*, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (T)*, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur (T), Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine*, Tim Southee*, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer
Kolkata Knight Riders Auction Details
Kolkata Knight Riders Player with Price purchased in IPL Auction 2023
- Mandeep Singh (INR 50 lakh)
- Litton Das (INR 50 lakh)
- Kulwant Khejroliya (INR 20 lakh)
- David Wiese (INR 1 crore)
- Suyash Sharma (INR 20 lakh)
- Vaibhav Arora (INR 60 lakh)
- N. Jagadeesan (INR 90 lakh)
- Shakib Al Hasan (INR 1.5 crore)
Kolkata Knight Riders Retained Players
Kolkata Knight Riders Retained Players List
- Andre Russell*,
- Anukul Roy,
- Harshit Rana,
- Lockie Ferguson (T)*,
- Nitish Rana,
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz (T)*,
- Rinku Singh,
- Shardul Thakur (T),
- Shreyas Iyer,
- Sunil Narine*,
- Tim Southee*,
- Umesh Yadav,
- Varun Chakaravarthy,
- Venkatesh Iyer
Kolkata Knight Riders Released Players
Kolkata Knight Riders Released Players List
- Aaron Finch*,
- Abhijeet Tomar,
- Ajinkya Rahane,
- Alex Hales*,
- Ashok Sharma,
- Baba Indrajith,
- Chamika Karunaratne*,
- Mohammad Nabi*,
- Pat Cummins*,
- Pratham Singh,
- Ramesh Kumar,
- Rasikh Dar,
- Sam Billings*,
- Sheldon Jackson,
- Shivam Mavi
Kolkata Knight Riders Overseas Players for IPL 2023
Two players each from West Indies and England in Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sam Billings and Alex hales almost covers all basis. In addition couple of fast bowler from Australia and New Zealand in the form of Southee and Cummins with same number of all-rounders from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan made them one of the squads that will heavily depend on their foreign players.
Kolkata Knight Riders Foreign Players List
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz is Aghanistan players in KKR Squad
- Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das are two Bangladesh players in KKR Squad
- Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee are New Zealand players in KKR Squad
- David Wiese is only South African players in KKR Squad
- Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are two West Indians players in KKR Squad
Kolkata Knight Riders Team Details
Kolkata Knight Riders Captain
Young Indian batting sensation Shreays Iyer has been appointed as new captain of KKR for IPL 2022 and he will continue to lead the side in 2023 season. He took charge from Eoin Morgan who led the Kolkata franchise 2021.
Kolkata Knight Riders Batsmen
Kolkata Knight Riders Batsman List
Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh are the 3 specialist batters in the KKR squad. With 401 runs, Shreyas Iyer was the highest run scorer for KKR in IPL 2022, while with 361 runs, Nitish Rana was the 2nd highest run scorer for KKR last year. Rana is more dangerous with the striking, while Iyer is more reliable. Middle order batter Rinku Singh also enjoyed great success with an average of 34 and strike rate of 148 in last year’s IPL.
- Shreyas Iyer
- Nitish Rana
- Rinku Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders Bowlers
Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav and Lockie Ferguson form a good pace attack of the Knight Riders. Southee took 14 wickets at an average of 19 last-year in IPL. Umesh Yadav picked 16 wickets at an average of 21 in IPL 2021. Ferguson is coming from an injury; hence he will need some time to get his rhythm back.
Vaibhav Arora and Varun Chakravarthy are also good bowlers in the squad with wicket-taking potential who further strengthen the bowling line of KKR.
Kolkata Knight Riders Bowlers List
- Kulwant Khejroliya
- Suyash Sharma
- Vaibhav Arora
- Shardul Thakur
- Lockie Ferguson
- Umesh Yadav
- Tim Southee
- Harshit Rana
- Varun Chakravarthy
Kolkata Knight Riders All Rounders
Shakib-al-Hasan, David Wiese, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are the top quality all-rounders of KKR. Wiese had good rhythm with the ball in the HBL PSL. Andre Russell was the top wicket taker of KKR last year in IPL and scored over 300 runs with the bat too. Shakib-al-Hasan will feel back at home as he is playing for KKR after a break. Shakib had good form against England and Ireland. Narine has done nothing extra-ordinary lately, but no one denies his potential as he is already a proven T20 specialist. Narine stand 8th in the top 10 highest wicket takers of IPL History.
Venkatesh Iyer and Mandeep Singh are also two good potential all-rounders with great T20 numbers.
Kolkata Knight Riders All Rounders List
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Mandeep Singh
- David Wiese
- Venkatesh Iyer
- Andre Russell
- Sunil Narine
- Anukul Roy
Kolkata Knight Riders Wicket Keepers
Litton Das, N Jagdeesan and Rehmanullah Gurbaz are the 3 wicket-keeping options for KKR. It would be interesting to see who gets to play between Gurbaz and Litton. Considering the recent form, Litton Das has been in spectacular touch in the series against England and Ireland. Narayan Jagdeesan is also a good batter, but his strike rate is on the lower side compared to Gurbaz and Litton.
- Litton Das
- N. Jagadeesan
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Kolkata Knight Riders Owners
KKR is owned by Famous Bollywood Superstar Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Indian business giant Mehta group Jay Mehta Collectively.
Kolkata Knight Riders Captain List
So far KKR have been led by 6 captains. Gautham Gambhir has the longest stint as a captain as he led them for 6 years and he is not only best KKR captain but also one of IPL most successful too.
KKR Coaching and Supporting Staff
Kolkata Knight Riders Head Coach
KKR management has appointed former Indian wicket-keeper and renowned coach in first class cricket Chandrakant Pandit for IPL season 2023. He replaced Former Captain and Opener of KKR, Brendon Mcullum who has taken the job as England’s men coach few months earlier. McCullum took the reins of KKR in 2019.
KKR Assistant Coach
Former Indian ODI cricketer and Mumbai player Abhishik Nayar appointed as Assistant coach of KKR for IPL 2022 edition. Nayar was a useful contributor both with bat and ball for Mumbai at domestic level. He represented Mumbai Indians, Pune and Rajasthan Royals during his IPL career.
Kolkata Knight Riders Bowling Coach
Former Indian bowling coach Bharat Aarun appointed as KKR bowling coach for 2022 IPL edition. He replaced former New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Mills.
KKR Fielding Coach
Former England wicket keeper James Foster who was appointed as fielding coach of KKR last year will continue his role this year as well.
Australian all-rounder David Hussey continues to perform the duties of mentor of Kolkata. Hussey is one of the limited over specialist and has represented different teams in various T20 franchise cricket leagues.
|Owner||Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta|
|Team Manager||Wayne Bentley|
|Direct of Cricket Operations||Wenky Mysore|
|Head Coach||Chanderkanth Pandit|
|Bowling Coach||Bharat Aarun|
|Mentor||David Hussey (Aus)|
|Fielding Coach||James Foster (Eng)|
|Talent Scouts||AR Srikanth|
Kolkata Knight Riders Home Ground
Kolkata Knight Riders Home Ground is the iconic Eden Gardens Kolkata Stadium. It has hosted many big matches including World Cup finals as well and it is the third biggest Stadium of the world.