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Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight RidersKolkata Knight Riders, the franchise representing Kolkata in the Indian Premier League (IPL), was captained by Saurav Ganguly, an 'Icon Player' in 2008, who also led the Indian cricket team in the past. Coached by Trevor Bayliss, the team has gold and black as its official colors and Eden Gardens as its home ground. It was bought by Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, in partnership with Juhi Chawla Mehta and her husband, Jai Mehta, for the price of US$ 75.09 million.

Kolkata Knight Riders started IPL 2008 tournament on a good note, winning the first as well as the second match. However, it lost the next four matches, won three and lost the next three. After rain washed out its match against Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders was out of the semi-finals. With poor performance through the first three years of the tournament. The team's performance, however, improved from the fourth season as it qualified for the IPL playoffs and made it to the Champions League Twenty20. They eventually became the IPL champions for the first time in 2012 in fifth edition of IPL and repeats same in 2014.

It was a steal for KKR when they got a hard-hitting batsman like Colin Munro for his base price while they didn't have to spend too much to get hold of the West Indian skipper Holder. Having already retained the bulk of their squad, KKR concentrated on adding strength to their bench.

The official theme of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (We will do, We will Fight, We will Win) and the official colors are purple and gold.

Logo
The logo of Kolkata Night Riders has a black background, with a blazing golden Viking helmet on it, along with the team's name.

Year wise Team Performance

Year - Position
2008 - Sixth
2009 - Eighth
2010 - Sixth
2011 - Fourth
2012 - Winner
2013 - Seventh
2014 - Winner
2015 - Fifth
2016 - Fourth
2017 - Third
2018 - Third

Kolkata Knight Riders Players for 2019

Squad strength: 21 (Indian 13, overseas 8)

Players bought in auction: 8

Total cost of squad after 2019 auction: INR 73.95 Crore

Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 6.05 Crore

Indians:

  • Dinesh Karthik (Capt. & wk)
  • Shrikant Mundhe
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Prithvi Raj Yarra
  • Nikhil Naik (wk)
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Robin Uthappa (wk)
  • Nitish Rana
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Shubman Gill
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Rinku Singh
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Overseas:

  • Chris Lynn (Aus)
  • Sunil Narine (WI)
  • Andre Russell (WI)
  • Harry Gurney (Eng)
  • Carlos Brathwaite
  • Joe Denly (Eng)
  • Anrich Nortje (SA)
  • Lockie Ferguson (NZ)

Administration and Support Staffs/Coaches:

  • Owners - Red Chillies Entertainment (55% shareholder), Mehta Group (45% shareholder)
  • CEO and Managing Director - Venky Mysore (India)
  • Head coach - Jacques Kallis (SA)
  • Assistant coach - Simon Katich (Australia)
  • Bowling coach - Heath Streak (Zimbabwe)
  • Physiotherapist - Andrew Leipus (Australia)
  • Physical trainer - Adrian Le Roux
  • Data and video analyst - AR Srikkanth
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