All You Need To Know About Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL Team: IPL or Indian Premier League is a professional T20 cricket tournament conducted in India each year in April and May. Cricket teams all around the world, participate in this competition through a process of auction of players. IPL was launched in the year 2008. The IPL is the most known cricket league in the world. It was founded by Board of Control for Cricket in India popularly known as BCCI. IPL has many title sponsors throughout its history; DLF and PepsiCo have the highest number of title sponsorship for five subsequent years. The current sponsor of IPL is Vivo, so the official name of IPL is ‘Vivo Indian Premier League’ and it is described as such due to sponsorship reasons. Throughout the seasons, thirteen teams have played in IPL in different seasons. Kochi Tuskers and Deccan Chargers were dissolved in 2011 and 2013, only eight teams can play the tournament according to BCCI. Mumbai Indians has the highest number of wins in its bag which is three and this year Chennai super kings and Rajasthan Royals can be returning from the ban, though it is not confirmed. IPL has total ten stadiums where the cricketers play the tournament. Rajeev Shukla is the current chairman of IPL, who is also a manager in Indian Cricket Team; here you will get Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL Team Information like players, purple and orange cap, sponsors, captain and much more so let’s begin.
General Info About Kolkata Knight Riders
The Kolkata Knight Riders are the franchise team, which represents Kolkata. KKR has been with the IPL since its beginnings, Shahrukh Khan is the majority owner of this team, Juhi Chawla and Jai Mehta is also the minority owners. Since its inception, Saurav Ganguly was the captain of the team since 2008-2012, he is known as the dada or prince of Kolkata. But after he retired, Gautam Gambhir is the present captain of the team. KKR has won a total of 2 times in IPL 2012, 2014. The home ground of KKR is Eden gardens which is located in Kolkata, the official slogan of this team is “Korbo Lorbo Jeeto Re’. The brand value of KKR is $99 million, second highest valuation after Mumbai Indians. Since KKR is the most popular team; it has many sponsors which include Gionee, Sansui India, Lux Cozi, SRMB TMT, Keo Karpin, Khadims, Pepsi, and Color.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team Information
|Owners||Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta|
|City||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Home Ground||Eden gardens|
|Won||2012, 2014 (2 Times)|
Kolkata Knight Riders are one of the most consistent teams in the history of IPL. KKR was the winning team in 2012, where the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was the runner-up. KKR has won the 2014 edition of IPL in a very excited manner against Kings XI Punjab. Apart from winning the IPL, KKR has been in 2016 playoffs, it was in fifth place in 2015 and seventh place in 2013. Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa has been the top order batsman for KKR and may continue to do so. Jacques Kallis, the former KKR player is the coach for KKR after Wasim Akram has opted out. Gautam Gambhir the team captain, is the highest run scorer for his team with a whopping 3035 runs. Sunil Narine is the top bowler of the team with 95 wickets taken. Gautam Gambhir is the purple cap holder. Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Morne moral as the purple cap holders and most wicket takers in the team. Yusuf Pathan has the most sixes for his team with a 148 sixes in total.
Kolkata Knight Riders Players Squad
|1||Gautam Gambhir||Left-hand batsmen|
|2||Trent Boult||Left arm fast medium|
|3||Darren Bravo||Left-hand bat|
|4||Piyush Chawla||Left-hand bat, right arm leg break|
|5||Nathan Coulter Nile||Right-arm fast|
|6||Colin Grandhomme||Right-hand bat. Right arm fast medium|
|7||Rishi Dhawan||Right-hand bat, right arm fast medium|
|8||Chris Woakes||Right-hand bat, right arm medium|
|9||Sheldon Jackson||Right-hand bat|
|10||Surya Kumar Yadav||Right-hand bat|
|11||Kuldeep Yadav||Left-arm chinaman|
|12||Chris Lynn||Right-hand bat|
|13||Sunil Narine||Right-arm off break|
|14||Manish Pandey||All Rounder|
|15||Yusuf Pathan||Right-hand bat, right arm off break|
|16||Shakib Al Hassan||Left-hand bat, right arm fast medium|
|17||Umesh Yadav||Right-arm fast|
KKR IPL 10 Guesses:
Since KKR has a good bowling line-up; they need to figure out their overseas players who will perform their best. KKR has some of the best batters and bowlers such as the captain Gautam Gambhir and others like boult, Umesh, Kuldeep, and Shakib, if KKR keeps these players on the team in IPL 2018, then KKR will be a tough team to beat. A lot of pressure may be on Gautam on how the captain will handle the team, Gautam is known for his sudden reactiveness, but he is a top batsman, if they put a right strategy in the game, then they can win. As Gautam Gambhir is the top run-maker in this team, expect him to be the orange cap holder even this year, Umesh Yadav can be a surprising purple cap holder for his team. We will see.