IPL 2019: Everything You Need to Know About Kolkata Knight Riders Team

IPL 2019: Know Everything About Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2019
Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2019

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

Batsmen Allrounders Spinners Pacers
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*
Rinku Singh

– * 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

Catch Live Score: IPL 2019 Match 2 KKR vs SRH Live Score, Scorecard & Results

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
Physiotherapist Andrew Leipus
Physical trainer Adrian Le Roux
Data and video analyst AR Srikkanth

KKR Home Ground

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

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
Total Matches 70
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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