Kolkata Knight Riders team is the two times IPL champions in the year 2012 and 2014. KKR has the biggest fan following as compared to other teams and this because of the team owner Shahrukh Khan. Catch everything you need to know about Kolkata Knight Riders team 2019.
Kolkata Knight Riders Will face Sunrisers Hyderabad at their home ground, Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 24th March.
Everything About Kolkata Knight Riders Team IPL 2019
Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL Auction 2019
KKR only retained 13 players from their IPL 2018 squad and completed their IPL 12 squad with the addition of 8 players. In the IPL Auction which was held in Jaipur in December 2018, KKR bought 8 players. KKR bought Carlos Brathwaite of Windies team for the massive amount of 5cr. IPL KKR team 2019 is all set to play the IPL 12 season with 7 Batsmen, 5 all-rounders, 2 Spinners and 7 Pacers.
Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2019 Squad
KRR Team For IPL 2019
|Chris Lynn||Andre Russell||Kuldeep Yadav||Sandeep Warrier|
|Shubman Gill||Sunil Narine||Piyush Chawla||Prasidh Krishna|
|Dinesh Karthik (wk)||Nitish Rana||KC Cariappa||Lockie Ferguson*|
|Robin Uthappa (wk)||Carlos Brathwaite*||Anrich Noetje*|
|Joe Denly*||Shrikant Mundhe*||Harry Gurney*|
|Nikhil Naik (wk)*||Prithvi Raj Yarra*|
– * Denotes the Players purchased from the IPL Auction 2019
Strengths of Team KKR
The spin attack of KKR is their biggest strength. Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav bowl in tandem and it just doesn’t get better than this, having two of the best at the same time. In the batting department too, they possess good power.
Weaknesses of Team KKR
One aspect in which they might suffer is the pace department. Yes, there is Andre Russell but the pacer has been battling through a few injuries. If the opposition attacks the pacers, the inexperience of the youngsters might hurt them.
Kolkata Knight Riders Best XI
Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Tom Curran
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Kolkata Knight Riders Coaches and Administration staff
|Owners||Shahrukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment) – 55% shareholder, Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla (Mehta Group) – 45% shareholder|
|CEO and Managing Director||Venky Mysore|
|Head coach||Jacques Kallis|
|Assistant coach||Simon Katich|
|Bowling coach||Heath Streak|
|Physical trainer||Adrian Le Roux|
|Data and video analyst||AR Srikkanth|
KKR Home Ground
India’s most iconic Cricket stadium, Eden Gardens will be the home ground for the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. It is the oldest cricket stadium in India as it was Established in the year 1864. It is the second largest Cricket stadium in the world with the sitting capacity of 68,000 peoples.
|Venue Stats – IPL|
|Matches won batting first||27|
|Matches won bowling first||43|
|Average 1st Inns scores||156|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||143|
|Highest total recorded||210/6 (20 Ov) by MI vs KKR|
|Lowest total recorded||49/10 (9.4 Ov) by RCB vs KKR|
|Highest score chased||204/2 (18.2 Ov) by KXIP vs KKR|
|Lowest score defended||114/4 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KKR|
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