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Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team

The Kolkata Knight Riders are one of the original eight teams of the IPL (Indian Premier League), which began in 2008. Unlike other teams such as Sunrisers Hyderabad (formerly Deccan Chargers) and Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils), this team has not undergone significant changes in either rebranding or ownership.

IPL Kolkata Overall Team Record

The Kolkata team has played in all 14 editions of the IPL; they never faced any ban like the Chennai and Rajasthan teams. They won the IPL title twice—in 2012 and 2014—and leaped from the bottom to reach the IPL final in 2021, which they eventually lost to Chennai Super Kings.
Kolkata Knight Riders have a mixed IPL record. Between 2008-2021, Kolkata has played 207 matches. Out of which, it has won 106 and lost 97; 4 matches were washed out due to rain. Unfortunately, Kolkata does not have an excellent record in tied games. They have lost 3 out of 4 such matches. They have an overall win rate of 52.21% in the IPL.
In the IPL, Kolkata has a great winning record against teams such as Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Kolkata Knight Riders Owners

The Kolkata Knight Riders owners are Red Chillies Entertainment (Shah Rukh Khan) and the Mehta Group (Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta).

KKR Team Players 2021

Eoin Morgan (Captain) Shubman Gill Venkatesh Iyer
Rahul Tripathi Nitish Rana Andre Russell
Shivam Mavi Rahul Chakravarthy Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Sunil Narine Dinesh Karthik Pat Cummins
Lockie Ferguson Harbhajan Singh Kuldeep Yadav
Ben Cutting Tim Seifert Sheldon Jackson
Karun Nair Gurkeerat Singh Rinku Singh
Pawan Negi Vaibhav Arora Sandeep Warrier

Fantasy combinations in IPL in 2022

Kolkata vs. Bangalore Kolkata vs. Chennai Kolkata vs. Mumbai
Kolkata vs. Punjab Kolkata vs. Delhi Kolkata vs. Rajasthan
Kolkata vs. Hyderabad Kolkata vs. Lucknow Kolkata vs. Ahmedabad

Kolkata Knight Riders Retained Players for 2022

Kolkata has retained Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, and Varun Chakravarthy for the forthcoming edition of the IPL.

Kolkata Knight Riders Home Ground

Kolkata’s home ground is the iconic Eden Gardens stadium, one of the most renowned in the world. It has a seating capacity of 68,000 people.

Kolkata Knight Riders Captains and Coaches

Kolkata Knight Riders team was captained by Sourav Ganguly in 2008 and 2010, with Brendon Mccullum being at the helm in 2009. Between 2011-2017, their captain was Gautam Gambhir. Dinesh Karthik led them between 2018-2020, and Eoin Morgan took over the reins in 2021.
Their current head coach is Brendon McCullum, who won a title in 2012. Their bowling coach is Kyle Mills, who Pravin Tambe assists. James Foster, a former international player for England, is their current fielding coach.

Kolkata Knight Riders 2022 Schedule for IPL

The schedule for IPL 2022 has not yet been announced. It will be revealed in the first quarter of 2022. Before the IPL schedule is declared, there will be a grand auction for the players, held on February 12 and 13 at Bengaluru.

Kolkata Knight Riders' last year's performance

KKR had a poor start to their 2021 IPL, managing only two wins from their first 7 games. Captain Eoin Morgan and all-rounder Andre Russell were mostly out of form. Due to COVID-19, the tournament was temporarily cancelled and shifted to the UAE region in October. The break proved to be useful, with Kolkata Knight Riders changing their strategies to manage 5 out of 7 wins in the second half of the tournament.
The inclusion of certain Kolkata Knight Riders Players had a massive impact. The addition of Venkatesh Iyer, a hard-hitting batsman at the top of the order, proved to be a game-changer. His partnerships with Shubman Gill, India’s test opener, and Rahul Tripathi for the first 2 wickets ensured that Kolkata piled on plenty of runs at the start. Nitish Rana also added some valuable runs in the middle order. The team also changed tactics while bowling, using Rahul Chakravarthy, a mystery spinner with an orthodox action in the powerplay overs.
With Sunil Narine’s return to form, the team made it into the top four. They beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals to reach the final. Two teams ranked above them in the qualifiers. However, they fell short, losing to evergreen Chennai Super Kings, who managed a fourth IPL title win.

Top 5 Fantasy Players from KKR for IPL 2021 as per Dream11 Fantasy Points.

  • Shubman Gill
  • Sunil Narine
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Rahul Tripathi

Kolkata Knight Riders Players

There have been plenty of changes in the Kolkata Knight Riders, thanks to auctions for new players and changes to the team setup. Here are some of the key players in the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021:

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