Kolkata Knight Riders is a professional twenty20 cricket team and competes in world’s top class league IPL. The franchise is owned by bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawala along with co-owner Jay Mehta. KKR won the 2012 and 2014 editions of Indian Premier League under Gautam Gambhir’s leadership.
Kolkata Knight Riders in Nutshell
|Owner||Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta|
|Home Ground||Eden Gardens|
|Title||Two Titles [2012, 2014]|
IPL 2017 Auction
Team KKR released a total of 9 players ahead of players auction for Vivo Indian Premier League 10th season. Some big name cricketers like Morne Morkel, Colin Munro, Jason Holder, Shaun Tait, Brad Hogg and others released by Knight Riders.
Kolkata will be looking to buy some good bowlers in the IPLT20 2017 auction scheduled to take place in February.
KKR 2017 IPL Squad
Kolkata Knight Riders have got excellent batting line-up that includes skipper Gautam Gambhir, Chris Lynn, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa and Suryakumar Yadav. Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav and Piyush Chawala are the key bowlers in KKR 2017 squad.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad for IPL 2017
|1||Gautam Gambhir (Captain)||India||Batsman|
|3||Kuldeep Singh Yadav||India||Batsman|
|7||Darren Bravo||West Indies||Batsman|
|11||Trent Boult||New Zealand||Bowler|
|12||Sunil Narine||West Indies||Bowler|
|16||Ankit Singh Rajpoot||India||Bowler|
|17||Andre Russell||West Indies||All-Rounder|
|18||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||All-Rounder|
|21||Rovman Powell||West Indies||All-Rounder|
|22||R. Sanjay Yadav||India||All-Rounder|