Know all about Kolkata Knight Riders Squad for IPL 2019

Posted by Atin Jain on November 17th, 2018

Representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League and the two-time champions of IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the most loved and consistent teams in IPL. The franchise is owned by the famous Indians Celebrities - Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta.

KKR is coached by Jacques Kallis. The team’s home ground is Eden Gardens which is the largest cricket stadium in India.

The first three years of the tournament was not good for KKR but their performance improved in the fourth season of IPL where they qualified for the playoffs. The two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders won their first Indian Premier League title in 2012  by defeating Chennai Super Kings and won their second Indian Premier League title in 2014 by defeating Kings XI Punjab.

Kolkata Knight Riders’s leading run-scorer is Gautam Gambhir and the leading wicket-taker is Sunil Narine.  KKR maintained their core squad for the IPL 2019 by retaining players like Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Prasidh Krishna.

Players who have been released by Kolkata Knight Ridersfrom IPL Squad 2019 includes Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Ishank Jaggi, Apoorv Wankhade and Vinay Kumar.

The available balance with Kolkata Knight Riders is Rs.15.20 Crores for the auction that is going to take place in December 2018.

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