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The two-times title holders Kolkata Knight Riders team is owned by Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta, and Red Chillies Entertainment, under their control the team became one of the most strongest teams in IPL 2022.

The team has the most beautiful and gigantic home ground in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Their IPL song “Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo” is something that is loved by all.

They’re highly known for their overseas fire guns from Andre Russell to Pat Cummins. This year, the team is standing 4th on the table with the same point as MI but with higher run rates, the team always shows great results and it will be a good option for betting on cricket matches.

Kolkata Knight Riders – Team Profile

Full NameKolkata Knight Riders
NicknameKKR
Founded in Year2008
Home GroundEden Gardens, Kolkata
Team OwnersShah Rukh Khan, Jay Mehta, Juhi Chawla, Red Chillies Entertainment
CaptainEoin Morgan
Vice-CaptainNA
CoachBrendon McCullum
Prominent PlayersKuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russel
Brand Ambassador(s)Shah Rukh Khan
JerseyPurple and Gold
Theme SongKorbo Lorbo Jeetbo
Major RivalsChennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore
LogoKolkata Knight Riders Inscribed in Gold on a purple shield and a gold flaming knight's helmet over the shield.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR Players

Kolkata Knight Riders History

2008:

The name of the team was inspired by the famous American television series Knight Riders of the 1980s.
Sourav Ganguly became the captain of the team.
KKR squad finished 6th in the table.
Knight Riders failed to qualify for CLT-20.

2009:

It was the worst season for the KKR team, following nine successive defeats.
Knight Riders caught in the web of controversies.
The team finished last at the table.

2010:

Shane Bond became part of the team.
The players had a great start with two successive wins.
KKR squad finished 6th on the points table.

2011:

KKR managed to buy Yusuf Pathan.
The team lost the eliminator round against Mumbai Indians.
Protest groups were created after Sourav Ganguly was not picked by the KKR.
KKR team ended up 5th in the CLT-20.

2012:

Trevor Bayliss became the coach.
Knight Riders launched their new logo but had the same disappointing start.
KKR squad became IPL champions for the first time against CSK cricket team.
A victory parade was organized for the team.
17 members of the team were gifted with gold chains and mementos.

2013:

The team had an inconsistent season.
A few individual players gave a good performance, like Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir.
KKR squad finished 7th on the table.

2014:

After a year of disappointment, the KKR squad once again came back in their form.
The team held the IPL trophy, and their victory was immensely celebrated once again against MI, and after the game Mumbai Indians team named their major rivals.

2015:

It was once again one of the bad years for the KKR, and they failed to defend their title.
The KKR squad finished 5th in the table.

2016:

Andre Russell took 15 wickets.
The team reached the playoffs and finished 4th in the table.

2017:

Gautam Gambhir continued to be the captain of the team and scored 498 in this season.
KKR squad finished 3rd in the table.

2018:

Dinesh Karthik became the captain of the team and made the highest runs in the team.
Kolkata Knight Riders once again finished 3rd in the table, the team was very strong this year but couldn’t won the title and it was a great opportunity for new players to know about betting and how to bet on IPL.

2019:

The team finished 5th in the table.

2020:

The team once again finished 5th in the table.

2021:

KKR squad has League standing 4th out of 8.

Kolkata Knight Riders Players List 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders Team
PLAYERROLESIGNED YEARSTYLE
Eoin MorganBatsman2020Left Handed
Shubman GillBatsman2018Right Handed
Andre RussellAll-Rounder2018Right Handed
Dinesh KarthikWicketkeeper2018Right Handed
Sunil NarineAll-Rounder2018Left Handed
Harbhajan SinghBowler2021Right Arm
Shakib Al HasanAll-Rounded2021Left Handed
Ben CuttingAll-Rounded2021Right Handed
Sheldon JacksonWicketkeeper2021Right Handed
Varun ChakravarthyBowler2020Right Arm
Shivam MaviBowler2018Right Arm
Kamlesh NagarkotiBowler2018Right Arm
Vaibhav AroraBowler2021Right Arm
Tim SoutheeBowler2021Right Arm
Lockie FergusonBowler2019Right Arm
Sandeep WarrierBowler2019Right Arm
Prasidh KrishnaBowler2018Right Arm
Tim SeifertWicketkeeper2020Right Handed
Venkatesh IyerBatsman2021Left Handed
Pawan NegiBowler2021Left Arm
Rahul TripathiBatsman2020Right Handed
Gurkeerat SinghBatsman2021Right Handed
Nitish RanaBatsman2021Left Handed
Karun NairBatsman2021Right Handed

Administration and Support Staff

CEO: Venky Mysore

Mentor: David Hussey

Head Coach: Brendon McCullum

Assistant Coach: Abhishek Nayar

Bowling Coach: Kyle Mills

Batting Coach: NA

Fielding Coach: James Foster

Physiotherapist: Kamlesh Jain

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Chris Donaldson

Performance Analyst: AR Srikanth

Strategic Consultant: Nathan Leamon

Kolkata Knight Riders Sponsors

Mobile Premier League are the official sponsors of the KKR squad. While other official partners and sponsors include companies which want to add the team to the list of IPL champions.

Lux Cozi
TV9 Bharatvarsh
RR Kabel
Astral Pipes
Colgate
Reliance Jio
Wrogn
Unacademy
Pentonic
Kingfisher Calendar
BKT
Kotak
Mio Amore
Amul Kool
MX TakaTak
Socios.com
boAt
Bewakoof.com
CricFig
Gully
The Souled Store
The Arena

Kolkata Knight Riders Fan Base

The people of Kolkata are very passionate; they’re highly concerned about everything related to their city. And so, the KKR team has a huge, crazy fan base, especially during the matches against their rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore which owned by United Spirits.

The fans celebrated the Knight Riders victory both times in a way that made the whole city standstill. Whenever KKR had won, even the city’s chief minister came out to celebrate.

In the initial years, when Sourav Ganguly was not picked by the team in 2011, fans came out and protested, “No Dada No KKR.”

With that said, the KKR squad is the 4th highly followed team out of 8 IPL teams with 4.5 million followers on Twitter, 16 million on Facebook, 2.6 million on Instagram, and 806k subscribers on YouTube, who follow for KKR and their IPL live odds.

KKR Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Performance

YearCaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2020Dinesh Karthik/Eoin Morgan5thShubman Gill440Varun Chakravarthy1750.00
2019Dinesh Karthik5thAndre Russell510Andre Russell1142.85
2018Dinesh Karthik3rdDinesh Karthik498Kuldeep Yadav1756.30
2017Gautam Gambhir3rdGautam Gambhir498Chris Woakes1757.14
2016Gautam Gambhir4thGautam Gambhir501Andre Russell1553.33
2015Gautam Gambhir5thRobin Uthappa364Andre Russell1453.84
2014Gautam GambhirChampionsRobin Uthappa660Sunil Narine2168.75
2013Gautam Gambhir6thGautam Gambhir406Sunil Narine2237.50
2012Gautam GambhirChampionsGautam Gambhir590Sunil Narine2470.58
2011Gautam Gambhir4thJacques Kallis424Yusuf Pathan1353.33
2010Sourav Ganguly6thSourav Ganguly493Ashok Dinda950
2009Brendon McCullum8thBrad Hodge365Ishant Sharma1123.07
2008Sourav Ganguly6thSourav Ganguly349Umar Gul1246.16

Kolkata Knight Riders Best Players

1. Andre Russell

When it comes to naming the best T20 players, you cannot look beyond Andre Russell. And it is not wrong to say that Andre is a golden card for the team. Either it is scoring a number or chasing a number, there’s no way Andre can fail. He has shown his skills for the team over the years. And this year, too, Andre is in his spark.

2. Sunil Narine

Sunil is the KKR’s best All-rounder. He’s a brilliant spinner and a batsman. Though, he didn’t get to play in IPL 2020. Fans are looking forward to Sunil’s performance this year.

3. Dinesh Karthik

The former skipper of the team, Dinesh Karthik, is a wicketkeeper-batsman, and he plays in the middle order for KKR. This Tamil Nadu-based player joined Knight Riders in 2018 and, with his mesmerizing balance, took the team to the playoffs. He’s a consistent player and is a replacement of Gautam Gambhir in the team, who remained captain of KKR for 7 years, but he is the player who has one of the highest score in IPL History.

4. Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav is a rare breed of Chinaman bowlers with his left-arm wrist spin bowling. He was bought by the KKR in the 2018 players auction, and his performance (4-20) against RR is still the best figure in his bowling career with the KKR team.

5. Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins was one of the most expensive bought players in the IPL 2020 auction. This Australian fast bowler picked 12 wickets in IPL 2020 with 4 haul wickets and is a gifted player from a very young age.

KKR Team 2021 List

Kolkata Knight Riders KKR FAQs

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    Who is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders?

    Eoin Morgan is the current captain of the KKR squad in IPL 2021.

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    How many times has Kolkata Knight Riders won IPL?

    KKR team won the IPL title two times in 2012 and in 2014. The team also made it to the playoffs 4 times.

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    Who is Kolkata Knight Riders Owner?

    Kolkata Knight Riders have start-studded ownership. Their stakeholders include Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta, and Red Chillies Entertainment.