IPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team – Players, Support Staff, Schedule and Stats

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Kolkata Knight Riders have a pretty balanced side with a good IPL record, winning the title 2 times (in 2012 and 2014). For this season, they purchased Windies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite for INR 5 crore. New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson has also been included in the squad.


For the opening pair, KKR will mostly choose from Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, and Sunil Narine. Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, and Rinku Singh will support the middle order.

India’s left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav would be one of the key bowlers. With 140 wickets in IPL, Piyush Chawla has been a very successful bowler in this format. Lockie Ferguson and Kerela pacer Sandeep Warrier will be the fast bowlers to watch.


The franchise will start this year’s campaign on 24th March in Kolkata against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Owners: Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta


Home ground: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Players:

Dinesh Karthik (c), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa.

Support Staff:

Head Coach: Jacques Kallis
Assistant Coach: Simon Katich
Mentor: Abhishek Nayar


Stats:

Matches played: 162
Matches won: 85
Winning rate: 53.08%

Title won: 2 (2012, 2014)

Most runs: Robin Uthappa (4129 runs)
Most wickets: Piyush Chawla (140 wickets)


Schedule:

Sunday, March 24

4 pm IST: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata

Wednesday, March 27


8 pm IST: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab in Kolkata

Saturday, March 30

8 pm IST: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Delhi

Friday, April 5

8 pm IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Bengaluru

Sunday, April 7

8 pm IST: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur

Tuesday, April 9

8 pm IST: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai

Friday, April 12

8 pm IST: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals in Kolkata

Sunday, April 14

4 pm IST: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings in Kolkata

Friday, April 19

8 pm IST: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Kolkata

Sunday, April 21

4 pm IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad

Thursday, April 25

8 pm IST: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals in Kolkata

Friday, May 3

8 pm IST: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Mohali

Sunday, May 5

8 pm IST: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai

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