Kolkata Knight Riders were founded in 2008. KKR represents the city of Kolkata. It is a cricket franchise that came into existence in 2008 by BCCI. It is jointly owned by Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta. Kolkata Knight Riders has won two titles in 2012 and 2014. The leading run-scorer for the franchise is Gautam Gambhir and the highest wicket-taker is Sunil Narine. The home ground of KKR is Eden Garden. According to Forbes 2022, the valuation of Kolkata Knight Riders stands at $1.1 billion.
Owner- Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta
Captain- Shreyas Iyer
Coach- Brendon McMacullum
Home Ground- Eden Garden, Kolkata
Official Website- https://www.kkr.in/
In 2022 before the auction, Kolkata Kight Riders retained 4 players excluding the captain of the team. The first one is Andre Russell (All-Rounder) for 12 Crores, Venkatesh Iyer (All-Rounder) for 8 Crores, Sunil Narine (All-Rounder) for 6 Crores, and Varun Chakraborty (Bowler) for 8 Crore. And In the auction, the franchise signed 21 more players among which Shreyas Iyer is the most expensive and was appointed as captain later.
Squad Detail with their Auction Price and Role of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders family for Tata IPL 2022.
|10.||Sheldon Jackson||WK- Batsman||60L|
|11.||Sam Billing||WK- Batsman||2Cr|
|12.||Andre Russell||All Rounder||12Cr|
|13.||Venkatesh Iyer||All Rounder||8Cr|
|14.||Sunil Narine||All Rounder||6Cr|
|15.||Nitish Rana||All Rounder||8Cr|
|16.||Mohammad Nabi||All Rounder||1Cr|
|17.||Anukul Roy||All Rounder||20L|
Initially, when the Kolkata Knight Riders were first introduced in 2008. The logo of the team consisted of a blazing golden Viking helmet against a black background. The name of the team is written in gold next to it.
Under Sourav Ganguly and then Brendon McCullum, KKR’s first three years were unforgettable. They had names like Ricky Ponting, Chris Gayle and (briefly) Shoaib Akhtar and promising young Indians like Ishant Sharma and Iqbal Abdullah, The best finish achieved in the first three seasons was 6th place.
Winning two titles in three years for KKR is still in highlight. Its first victory in 2012 was a milestone as the team performed very poorly in the first four of her seasons. A win in 2014 defeated Kings XI Punjab on their way to 200 and cemented this year’s team as legends forever and it is unforgottable. Andre Russell is the Highest wicket taker of KKR with good economy yet.