Kolkata Knight Riders: The Knights are here to stay

Kolkata Knight Riders are hands down one of the most thriving teams in the Indian Premier League. The KKR have improved in leaps and bounds since their inception and IPL and doubled their win percentage in the last few years. Representing Kolkata, the city that never sleeps, KKR has worked day and night to revamp their performance which helped them lift the IPL title twice in 2012 and 2014. The king of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan is the proud Kolkata Knight Riders owner and he has invested well to put together a spectacular team in the past IPL auctions. Dinesh Karthik is the Kolkata Knight Riders captain and former New Zealand cricketing great, Brendon McCullum, their coach and the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata is their home ground.

Kolkata Knight Riders Facts:

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad 2020

Name Nationality Notes
Batsmen
Nitish Rana Indian -
Rinku Singh Indian -
Shubman Gill Indian -
Eoin Morgan English Overseas
Siddhesh Lad Indian -
Rahul Tripathi Indian -
All-rounders
Andre Russell West Indies Overseas
Sunil Narine West Indies Overseas
Kamlesh Nagarkoti Indian -
Chris Green Australian Overseas
Wicket-keepers
Dinesh Karthik Indian Captain
Tom Banton English Overseas
Nikhil Naik Indian -
Bowlers
Harry Gurney English Overseas
Kuldeep Yadav Indian -
Shivam Mavi Indian -
Prasidh Krishna Indian -
Sandeep Warrier Indian -
Lockie Ferguson New Zealand Overseas
Pat Cummins Australian Overseas
Varun Chakravarthy Indian -
Manimaran Siddharth Indian -

Kolkata Knight Riders Match Schedule 2020:

Date Matches Venue City Time (IST)
31-Mar-20 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru 8:00 PM
3-Apr-20 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata 8:00 PM
6-Apr-20 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata 8:00 PM
12-Apr-20 Kolkata Knights Riders (KKR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata 8:00 PM
16-Apr-20 Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) R.G.I. Cricket Stadium Hyderabad 8:00 PM
19-Apr-20 Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi 4:00 PM
23-Apr-20 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata 8:00 PM
26-Apr-20 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IS Bindra Stadium Mohali 4:00 PM
28-Apr-20 Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Wankhede Stadium Mumbai 8:00 PM
2-May-20 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata 8:00 PM
07-May-20 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) M.A.Chidambaram Stadium Chennai 8:00 PM
10-May-20 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata 8:00 PM
15-May-20 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata 8:00 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders - Rider’s Journey So Far:

The players in Purple and gold had a little downfall in the first three seasons of the Indian Premier League which raised a lot of questions among the fans of the League. All this was put to rest when the team performed exceptionally well and managed to get themselves in the 4th spot in 2011 IPL. Right when fans thought this was their best performance, they left everyone surprised when they went on to win the tournament in 2012. While Kolkata Knight Riders failed to retain their title in 2013, KKR defeated Kings XI Punjab in 2014 IPL, thus becoming one of the few teams in the League to win the title twice. Here are some insights about the team that you got to know:

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Stats:

Year Matches Played Matches Won Matches Lost No result Tied Success Rate Position Summary
IPL 2008 14 6 7 1 0 46.16% 6th League stage
IPL 2009 14 3 9 1 1 23.07% 8th League stage
IPL 2010 14 7 7 0 0 50.00% 6th League stage
IPL 2011 15 8 7 0 0 53.33% 4th Playoffs
IPL 2012 18 12 5 1 0 70.58% 1st Champions
IPL 2013 16 6 10 0 0 37.50% 7th League stage
IPL 2014 16 11 4 0 1 68.75% 1st Champions
IPL 2015 14 7 6 1 0 53.84% 5th League stage
IPL 2016 15 8 7 0 0 53.33% 4th Playoffs
IPL 2017 16 9 7 0 0 56.25% 3rd Playoffs
IPL 2018 16 9 7 0 0 56.25% 3rd Playoffs
IPL 2019 14 6 7 0 1 42.86% 5th League stage
Total 182 92 83 4 3 51.68% - -

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Kolkata Knight Riders FAQ:

  1. Who is the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders?

    The Kolkata Knight Riders is a franchise cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta.

  2. Who is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders?

    Dinesh Karthik was appointed as the captain of KKR for IPL 2018. He will remain as the Captain for KKR team in IPL 2020.

  3. How many matches KKR has won?

    In all the IPL seasons, the Kolkata Knight Riders have played a total of 182 matches out of which they went on to win 92 matches.

  4. How many times has KKR won in the IPL?

    Kolkata Knight Riders have won the IPL Trophy twice. First time in 2012 by defeating Chennai Super Kings and second time in 2014 by defeating Kings XI Punjab.

  5. Who has won the Orange Cap in Kolkata Knight Riders?

    Robin Uthappa from Kolkata Knight Riders has won the Orange Cap award in the year 2014.

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