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.
|Andre Russell||West Indies||Overseas|
|Sunil Narine||West Indies||Overseas|
|Lockie Ferguson||New Zealand||Overseas|
|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|
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:
|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 2013||16||6||10||0||0||37.50%||7th||League stage|
|IPL 2015||14||7||6||1||0||53.84%||5th||League stage|
|IPL 2019||14||6||7||0||1||42.86%||5th||League stage|
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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.
Dinesh Karthik was appointed as the captain of KKR for IPL 2018. He will remain as the Captain for KKR team in IPL 2020.
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.
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.
Robin Uthappa from Kolkata Knight Riders has won the Orange Cap award in the year 2014.