KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
|FULL NAME||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|TEAM OWNED BY||Red Chillies Entertainment|
|MAIN PLAYERS||Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan.|
|KKR Team FACEBOOK||@KolkataKnightRiders|
|KKR Team Twitter||@KKRiders|
|KKR Team Instagram||@kkriders|
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS LATEST NEWS
Kolkata Knight Riders Matches Schedule
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
Results: Punjab Kings won by 7 runs (DLS method)
Results: KKR won by 81 runs
Narendra Modi Stadium
Results: KKR won by 3 wickets
Results: Sunrisers won by 23 runs
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Results: Mumbai won by 5 wickets
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS BIO
Captain: Shreyas Iyer
CEO and Managing Director: Venky Mysore
Team manager: Wayne Bentley
Head coach: Chandrakant Pandit
Assistant coach: Abhishek Nayar
Assistant coach: James Foster
Mentor: David Hussey
Bowling coach: Bharat Arun
Fielding coach: Ryan ten Doeschate
Strength and conditioning coach: Chris Donaldson
Principal Partners: MyFab11, BKT
Associate Sponsors: Lux Cozi, Joy Personal Care, Money, Jio, Acko, Royal Green
Official Partners: Thums Up, Boat, Mio Amore, HRX
Merchandise Licensing Partners: The Souled Store, LIT-AF.IN, EUME
Media Partners: Fever FM, 94.3 Radio One, The Telegraph, Sampark
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are one of the big franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL). They have featured in every edition of the T20 tournament since the first competition in 2008. The franchise is owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, actor Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The team is extremely popular due to its celebrity connection.
After producing mixed results in the initial editions, Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL for the first time in 2012. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batted first in the game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and posted 190 for 3 in their 20 overs. KKR chased down the target in the last over as Manvinder Bisla top-scored with 89 off 48 balls.
Kolkata won the IPL for the second time in 2014. This time, they beat Punjab by three wickets in another high-scoring final at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Punjab batted first and put up 199/4 as Wriddhiman Saha smashed 115 not out off 55 balls and Manan Vohra 67 off 52. Manish Pandey played a brilliant knock in the chase to ensure Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their second IPL title. He hammered 94 off 50 balls, with the aid of seven fours and six sixes.
KKR made the playoffs for three years in a row, from 2016 to 2018. However, they could not go all the way. The franchise made its third final in 2021 but went down to CSK by 27 runs in the final. Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Andre Russell, Ricky Ponting, Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Robin Uthappa, and Dinesh Karthik are some of the prominent names who have represented the Kolkata franchise over the years.
According to Forbes, in 2022, the valuation of Kolkata Knight Riders stood at $1.1 billion.
Kolkata Knight Riders Address – Knight Riders Sports Pvt. Ltd., Backstage, Plot no. 612 Junction of Rama Krishna Mission Road & 15th Road, South Avenue, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra: 400054.
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Kolkata Knight Riders official website – https://www.kkr.in/
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS SQUAD 2023
|PLAYER NAME||COUNTRY||STYLE||BOWLING STYLE|
|Shreyas Iyer ( Captain )||Inida||Batter||Right-handed, Right-arm Off-break|
|Rinku Singh||India||Batter||Left-handed, Right-arm off-break|
|David Wiese||South African||All-rounder||Right-handed, Right-arm Medium-fast|
|Suyash Sharma||India||Bowler||Right-handed, Right Arm Leg Spin|
|Nitish Rana||India||Batter||Left-handed, Right-arm Off-break|
|Anukul Roy||India||Allrounder||Left-handed, Left-arm orthodox|
|Lockie Ferguson||New Zealand||Bowler||Right-handed, Right Arm Fast|
|Andre Russell||West Indies||All-rounder||Right-handed, Right-arm Fast|
|Venkatesh Iyer||India||All-rounder||Left-handed, Right-arm Medium|
|Umesh Yadav||India||Bowler||Right-handed, Right-arm Medium Fast|
|Harshit Rana||India||Bowler||Right-handed, Right-arm Medium|
|Tim Southee||New Zealand||Bowler||Right-handed, Right-arm Medium Fast|
|Shardul Thakur||India||Bowler||Right-handed, Right-arm Medium|
|Sunil Narine||West Indies||Bowler||Left-handed, Right-arm Off-spin|
|Vaibhav Arora||India||Bowler||Right-handed, Fast Seam|
|Varun Chakaravarthy||India||Bowler||Right-handed, Right Arm Legbreak|
|Mandeep Singh||India||Batter||Right-handed, Right-arm Medium|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||All-rounder||Left-handed, Left-arm Orthodox Spin|
RECORDS BY TEAM
- Rajasthan Royals Address – Contact form on the official website
- Rajasthan Royals official website – https://www.rajasthanroyals.com/
- Longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s – (10) from 2014-2015
- Most extras in an innings – (28) vs Deccan Chargers at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, April 2008
- Second highest individual score in the IPL – (158* off 73 balls) Brendon McCullum vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru, April 2008.
- Highest fifth-wicket partnership in IPL – (134*) between Shakib Al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan against Gujarat Lions at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, May 2016
The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata is the home ground of the Kolkata Knight Riders. The stadium has a capacity of 68,000. It was the largest cricket stadium in India, with a seating capacity of over 90,000. However, in 2011, the stadium was renovated to meet the standards set by the International Cricket Council for the 2011 Cricket World Cup, reducing its capacity.
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FAQs about the KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
N. Jagadeesan (Rs 90 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (Rs 60 lakh), Suyash Sharma (Rs 20 lakh), David Wiese (Rs 1 crore), Kulwant Khejroliya (Rs 20 lakh), Litton Das (Rs 50 lakh), Mandeep Singh (Rs 50 lakh), Shakib Al Hasan (Rs 1.5 crore).
N. Jagadeesan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson.
Two times. They beat Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in 2012 and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) by three wickets in 2014.
Shah Rukh Khan holds 55% of the team, with a last reported revenue of Rs 448 crore.
Former captain Gautam Gambhir has scored the most runs for Kolkata Knight Riders. In 122 matches, he scored 3345 runs at an average of 31.26 and a strike rate of 124.72, with 30 half-centuries.
Former India captain and ex-BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly was the first captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders.
West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has claimed the most wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders. In 157 matches, he has claimed 170 wickets at an average of 23.45 and an economy rate of 6.55, with eight four-fers and one five-wicket haul.
KKR have reached the IPL final three times. They won in 2012 and 2014 and were finalists in 2021 when they went down to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 27 runs at the Dubai Cricket Stadium.
No. The Kolkata Knight Riders have featured in every IPL edition from 2008 to 2022.
No, they did not. They were runners-up in the 2014 edition. The tournament is now defunct.