Kolkata Knight Riders

When we hear Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re! The team that comes to our mind is Kolkata Knight Riders. A very popular and successful Indian Premier League team, which has given tough competition to others in every IPL season. What to know more about it? Read below. 

KKR is a professional cricket team that competes in the Indian Premier League (IPL), one of the most popular Twenty20 cricket leagues in the world. 

Kolkata Knight Riders

The team is based in Kolkata, the capital city of the Indian state of West Bengal.

In this latest IPL Schedule 2023, they are all set for the tournament. Kolkata Knight Riders are my favorite IPL team and if it is yours also, then you will definitely like this post. Here we have shared all detials related to the KKR team and players. 

So, make sure to read it completely. 

Why Kolkata Knight Riders are so famous? 

The Kolkata Knight Riders were founded in 2008, and they have been one of the most successful teams in the IPL since then. 

One of the biggest reasons for KKR’s popularity is its success in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team has won the tournament twice, and they have been one of the most consistent performers in the league since its start. 

Their success has made them a fan favorite among cricket fans in India and around the world. KKR has a passionate fan base that supports the team both on and off the field. 

The team’s fans are known as the “KKR Army,” and they are known for their enthusiastic support and their distinctive purple and gold merchandise. 

Kolkata Knight Riders

They have won the IPL championship twice, in 2012 and 2014, and they have also finished as runners-up twice, in 2018 and 2021.

Actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla, and their partner Jay Mehta are the team’s owners. The team’s official colors are purple and gold, and their home ground is the iconic Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata.

Team Details: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

In this IPL season, Kolkata Knight Riders will be led by Nitish Rana and under him, a total of 22 players will play for the team. This team will be coached by nonother then, than Chandrakanta Pandit

Check more relatable KKR Team detials below. 

Tournament NameIndian Premier League 2023
Team Name Kolkata Knight Riders
Team Owner Red Chillies Entertainment
Season 2023 CaptainNitish Rana
Total Players 22
Home Town Stadium Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Team Coach Chandrakant Pandit
Official Website https://www.kkr.in/
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KKR Players List IPL 2023 

The retailed players list of KKR has been announced. We have shared a complete table of players’ names with their team roles and playing style. Check it out below. 

Player Playing Style Team Role 
N JagadeesanRight HandedWicketkeeper
Rahmanullah GurbazRight HandedWicketkeeper
Shreyas IyerRight HandedBatsman
Mandeep Singh Right HandedBatsman
Rinku SinghLeft HandedBatsman
Liton DasRight HandedWicketkeeper
Nitish RanaLeft HandedAll Rounder
Venkatesh IyerLeft HandedAll Rounder
Anukul RoyLeft HandedAll Rounder
Shakib Al HasanLeft HandedAll Rounder
David WieseRight HandedAll Rounder
Andre RussellRight HandedAll Rounder
Sunil NarineLeft HandedAll Rounder
Shardul ThakurRight ArmBowler
Vaibhav AroraRight ArmBowler
Lockie FergusonRight ArmBowler
Harshit RanaRight ArmBowler
Kulwant KhejroliyaLeft ArmBowler
Tim SoutheeRight ArmBowler
Suyash SharmaRight ArmBowler
Varun ChakravarthyRight ArmBowler
Umesh YadavRight ArmBowler

Kolkata Knight Riders Captain 2023 

Nitish Rana will be the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2023 IPL season, and this would be a significant responsibility for the talented left-handed batsman. 

He would also need to manage the team’s resources effectively and make tactical decisions based on the match situation. 

Rana has been a consistent performer for KKR over the years, and he has shown leadership qualities on the field as well. As captain, Rana would have to lead by example with both his batting and his decision-making skills. 

It would be an exciting challenge for Rana, and KKR fans would be eager to see how he performs in the role.

Previous Year Performance 

In the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders had a mixed performance. 

They finished fifth in the league table, winning seven out of their 14 matches. The team had some standout performers, including Andre Russell, who was one of the leading run-scorers and wicket-takers in the tournament.

You won’t believe that KKR is The Best Team in IPL Till Now! 

But, their inconsistent performances, especially in the latter half of the tournament, meant that they missed out on a spot in the playoffs. Despite this, the team showed promising signs, and they will be looking to build on their performances in the upcoming seasons.

Hope they get back to their amazing form! 

Over the years, the Kolkata Knight Riders have had some of the biggest names in world cricket as part of their squad, including legendary players like Jacques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir, and Andre Russell. 

Team Stats 

Based on some resources, we have provided KKR team stats below. 

  • Most Runs: Gautam Gambhir: 3346 runs
  • Most Centuries: Brendon McCullum: 1
  • Fastest Fifty: Sunil Narine, Yusuf Pathan: 15 balls
  • Most Fifties: Gautam Gambhir: 30
  • Most Hat-tricks: Sunil Narine: 1
  • Fastest Century: Brendon McCullum: 53 balls
  • Most Runs Conceded: Ryan McLaren: 4-60-2
  • Most 4 Wickets: Sunil Narine: 8
  • Best Batting Average: Chris Lynn: 34.43
  • Best Strike Rate: KC Cariappa: 300.00
  • Most Sixes: Andre Russell: 177
  • Most Fours: Gautam Gambhir: 383
  • Highest Individual Score: Brendon McCullum: 158*
  • Most Wickets: Sunil Narine: 170 wickets
  • Best Economy: Sunil Narine: 6.55
  • Best Bowling Figures: Sunil Narine: 4-19-5
  • Most 5 Wickets: Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, and Andre Russell (1 each)
  • Best Bowling Average: Shoaib Akhtar: 10.80
  • Most Maidens: Sunil Narine: 4
Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders Strategy for IPL 2023 

The strategy of Kolkata Knight Riders for the IPL includes building a well-balanced team with a mix of experienced international players and talented young domestic players. 

The team focuses on building a strong batting lineup and a versatile bowling attack that can adapt to different conditions. 

They also place a strong emphasis on their team motto “KKR Hai Taiyaar”.

Off the field, the Kolkata Knight Riders are also known for their charitable initiatives and community outreach programs, which aim to use the power of cricket to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

The team has also been successful in engaging with fans through social media and other digital platforms, which has helped to build a strong community of supporters around the team.

FAQ: Kolkata Knight Riders

Who will be the KKR captain in 2023?

Nitish Rana will captain Kolkata Knight Riders in the absence of Shreyas Iyer, who is recovering from a back injury, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) confirmed on Monday.

Which Kolkata Knight Riders player highest score in IPL?

Indian Left Hand Opening Batsman Gautam Gambhir Holds The Record Of Most Runs Scored In IPL For Kolkata Knight Riders. As He Scored 3035 Runs In 108 Matches (108 Innings).

Who are the set 3 players in the IPL auction 2023?

A Rahane was sold to CSK for INR 50 Lakhs. Mayank Agarwal was sold to SRH for INR 8.25 crores. Harry Broke was sold to SRH for INR 13.25 crores. Kane Williamson was sold to Gujarat Titans at his base price of INR 2 crore.


This was our guide on Kolkata Knight Riders. 

KKR is one of the most popular teams in IPL. And it is also our favorite team. Will this team lift the IPL 2023 cup? Share your views in the comment section. 

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