FULL NAMEKolkata Knight Riders
CAPTAINShreyas Iyer
TEAM OWNED BYRed Chillies Entertainment
MAIN PLAYERSShreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan.
KKR Team FACEBOOK@KolkataKnightRiders
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Kolkata Knight Riders Matches Schedule

191/5 - 146/7
IPL 2023
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium

Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2nd Match

Results: Punjab Kings won by 7 runs (DLS method)
204/7 - 123
IPL 2023
Eden Gardens

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 9th Match

Results: KKR won by 81 runs
204/4 - 207/7
IPL 2023
Narendra Modi Stadium

Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 13th Match

Results: KKR won by 3 wickets
205/7 - 228/4
IPL 2023
Eden Gardens

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 19th Match

Results: Sunrisers won by 23 runs
186/5 - 185/6
IPL 2023
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 22nd Match

Results: Mumbai won by 5 wickets


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.

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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.
Email Address – business@kkr.in, press@kkr.in
Kolkata Knight Riders official websitehttps://www.kkr.in/


Shreyas Iyer ( Captain )InidaBatterRight-handed, Right-arm Off-break
Rinku SinghIndiaBatterLeft-handed, Right-arm off-break
Rahmanullah GurbazAfghanistanBatterRight-handed
David WieseSouth AfricanAll-rounderRight-handed, Right-arm Medium-fast
Suyash SharmaIndiaBowlerRight-handed, Right Arm Leg Spin
Kulwant KhejroliyaIndiaBowlerLeft-handed
Nitish RanaIndiaBatterLeft-handed, Right-arm Off-break
Anukul RoyIndiaAllrounderLeft-handed, Left-arm orthodox
Lockie FergusonNew ZealandBowlerRight-handed, Right Arm Fast
Andre RussellWest IndiesAll-rounderRight-handed, Right-arm Fast
Venkatesh IyerIndiaAll-rounderLeft-handed, Right-arm Medium
Umesh YadavIndiaBowlerRight-handed, Right-arm Medium Fast
Harshit RanaIndiaBowlerRight-handed, Right-arm Medium
Tim SoutheeNew ZealandBowlerRight-handed, Right-arm Medium Fast
Shardul ThakurIndiaBowlerRight-handed, Right-arm Medium
Sunil NarineWest IndiesBowlerLeft-handed, Right-arm Off-spin
Vaibhav AroraIndia BowlerRight-handed, Fast Seam
Varun ChakaravarthyIndiaBowlerRight-handed, Right Arm Legbreak
Narayan JagadeesanIndiaWicket-keeperRight-handed
Litton DasBangladeshWicket-keeperRight-handed
Mandeep SinghIndiaBatterRight-handed, Right-arm Medium
Shakib Al HasanBangladeshAll-rounderLeft-handed, Left-arm Orthodox Spin
Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2023


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  • 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.



Which players did Kolkata Knight Riders buy at the IPL 2023 auction?

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).

What is the best predicted playing XI for KKR in IPL 2023?

N. Jagadeesan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson.

How many times have Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL?

Two times. They beat Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in 2012 and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) by three wickets in 2014.

How much does SRK earn from KKR?

Shah Rukh Khan holds 55% of the team, with a last reported revenue of Rs 448 crore.

Who has scored the most runs for Kolkata Knight Riders?

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. 

Who was the first Kolkata Knight Riders captain?

Former India captain and ex-BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly was the first captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Who has taken the most number of wickets for 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.

How many times have Kolkata Knight Riders reached the IPL final?

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.      

Has KKR missed any edition of the IPL?

No. The Kolkata Knight Riders have featured in every IPL edition from 2008 to 2022. 

Did Kolkata Knight Riders ever win the Champions League Twenty20?

No, they did not. They were runners-up in the 2014 edition. The tournament is now defunct.