Home Ground: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Captain: Dinesh Karthik
Coach: Jacques Kallis
IPL 2017 Result: 3rd in points table
Best Result: Champions in 2012, 2014
Released: Gautam Gambhir, Trent Boult, Darren Bravo, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rishi Dhawan, S Ghosh, Sheldon Jackson, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rovman Powell, A Rajpoot, Sanjay Yadav, Shakib al Hasan, Chris Woakes, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav.
Purchased: Mitchell Starc, Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles
Kolkata Knight Riders owned by Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta, is one of the most strongest teams in Indian Premier League, they have won two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014, under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir (GG). Gautam Gambhir was not retained by KKR this year and Dinesh Karthik will be leading them this year.
Dinesh Karthik is leading the team for the first time and this is a great opportunity for him to showcase his talent with the support of some experienced players like Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla. Shubman Gill, who impressed cricket fans in U-19 World cup campaign in New Zealand with consistent performances and gained the "PLAYER OF SERIES" title will be playing for KKR this year.
This year, Kolkata Knight Riders retained Sunil Narine and Andre Russell from the last season. We cannot ignore Sunil Narine's fastest IPL Fifties in just 15 balls. He is the Powerpack performer with both Bat and Ball. Tom Curran replaces Mitchell Starc who was ruled out of IPL due to an injury.
In the 11th edition of Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders is going to play against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Eden Gardens.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad for IPL 2018
Dinesh Karthik (Captain), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles