Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are a franchise cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise, which has gained immense popularity due to its association with celebrity owners, qualified for the IPL playoffs for the first time in 2011. They became the IPL champions in 2012, by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final. They repeated the feat in 2014, defeating Kings XI Punjab.
The first player to be bought by KKR on Sunday was under-pressure India batsman Ajinkya Rahane. Knights picked him up for his base price of Rs. 1 crore. Towards the closing stages of the auction, Knights added Umesh Yadav and a hoard of players to their squad.
KKR IPL 2022 Team
Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad
IPL Win: 2012, 2014
Shreyas Iyer (C)
Total Players: 25
Overseas Players: 8
The rules of retention for the IPL 2022 mega auction is slightly different from the previous mega auction held ahead of the 2018 edition of IPL, as teams have a purse of INR 90 crores this time, with the option to retain a maximum of three Indian players before the deadline ends on Tuesday.
Following the retention of players by the eight original teams, the two new IPL franchises - Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans, will have the option to pick three players from the rest of the players, which will include two Indian players and a foreign player. Out of the eight original teams, if a team chooses to retain four players in total, it will head to the auctions with a purse of INR 48 crores. The IPL 2022 player auction is likely to take place in the first week of January, while no official date is confirmed so far.
Which players retained by KKR in IPL 2022? Kolkata Knight Riders have spent Rs 42 crore on the retentions ahead of the mega auction, which will be held before the new season. KKR have managed to retain the core that has served them well over the years as the likes of Sunil Narine who was part of their winning teams. Russell is the highest-paid player at INR 12 crore. Venkatesh Iyer and Varun CV have contracts worth INR 8 crore each, whereas Narina has a salary of INR 6 crore.
|Andre Russell||All-rounder||INR 12 Crores|
|Varun Chakravarty||Bowler||INR 8 Crores|
|Venkatesh Iyer||All-rounder||INR 8 Crores|
|Sunil Narine||All-rounder||INR 6 Crores|
|No.||Day||Date||Time||Home Team||Away Team||Venu||Result|
|1||SAT||26-Mar-2022||07:30 PM||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata Knight Riders||Wankhede Stadium||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wkts|
|6||WED||30-Mar-2022||07:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata Knight Riders||DY Patil Stadium||Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 3 wkts|
|8||FRI||01-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders||Punjab Kings||Wankhede Stadium||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wkts|
|14||WED||06-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai Indians||MCA Stadium, Pune||KKR won by 5 wkts|
|19||SUN||10-Apr-2022||03:30 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders||Delhi Capitals||Brabourne stadium||Delhi Capitals won by 44 runs|
|25||FRI||15-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kolkata Knight Riders||Brabourne stadium||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 7 wickets|
|30||MON||18-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata Knight Riders||Brabourne stadium||Rajasthan Royals won by 7 runs|
|35||SAT||23-Apr-2022||03:30 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders||Gujrat Titans||DY Patil Stadium||Gujrat Titans won by 8 runs|
|41||THU||28-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Delhi Capitals||Kolkata Knight Riders||Wankhede Stadium||Delhi Capitals won by 4 wickets|
|47||MON||02-May-2022||07:30 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rajasthan Royals||Wankhede Stadium||Kolkata knight riders won by 7 wickets|
|53||SAT||07-May-2022||07:30 PM||Lucknow Super Giants||Kolkata Knight Riders||MCA Stadium, Pune||Lucknow Supergiants won by 75 runs|
|56||MON||09-May-2022||07:30 PM||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata Knight Riders||DY Patil Stadium||Kolkata win by 52 runs|
|61||SAT||14-May-2022||07:30 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunrisers Hyderabad||MCA Stadium, Pune||Kolkata knight Riders won by 54 runs|
|66||WED||18-May-2022||07:30 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders||Lucknow Super Giants||Moti Bagh Stadium||Lucknow Super Giants won by 2 runs|
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|6||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|7||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|8||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|9||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|10||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|
What are the big players signed by KKR in IPL 2022? Shreyas Iyer predictably became the highest paid player among the marquee set with Kolkata Knight Riders making a whopping bid of Rs 12.25 crore. They also got back their Australian pace spearhead Pat Cummins for half the price at Rs 7.25 crore.
what are the new players bought by KKR in ipl 2022? KKR, who splurged more than INR 35 crore on just 5 players, were able to get the other 16 players for just INR 12.65 crore, which also included some of the marquee signings of the likes of Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Mohammad Nabi, Ajinkya Rahane and Umesh Yadav.
KKR bought new players for ipl 2022
Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan
All IPL matches will be played in 4 stadium of INDIA, But BCCI is planning to add more stadiums as this time there will be total of 10 teams instead of 8. So to meet the requirements of the team BCCI will soon announce New stadiums where all matches will be played.What are the latest Venues anounced for IPL 2022? Mumbai and Pune will host 70 matches of the league phase, with Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium to host 20 matches each, while Brabourne Stadium and MCA International Stadium, Pune will host 15 matches each.
|VENUES||NUMBER OF MATCHES|
|Mumbai - Wankhede Stadium||20 Matches|
|Mumbai - Brabourne Stadium (CCI)||15 Matches|
|Mumbai - DY Patil Stadium||20 Matches|
|Pune - MCA International Stadium||15 Matches|
KKR has been put into Group-A by the BCCI. The teams have been assigned in two virtual groups. This is based on the number of IPL Championships won followed by the number of Final matches played by the respective teams.
|2 MATCHES||1 MATCH|
|Lucknow Super Giants||Chennai Super Kings|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||punjab Kings|
|Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|MUmbai indians||Gujrat Titans|
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What is the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders team? The home venue of the Knight Riders is the iconic Eden Gardens (with the two ends of the crease called the High Court End and the Club House End). Owned by the Cricket Association of Bengal, it was the largest cricket stadium in India and had a seating capacity of over 90,000.
What is the Slogan of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)? It is
Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re
(KKR's theme song, which translated into English, reads We will do it, we will fight it out, we will win it )
What logo of Kolkata Knight Riders represents? A flaming Purple Knight's helmet with gold outline and the team name inscribed.
What is jersey color of Kolkata Knight Riders team? Jersey of KKR is quite fancy and one of the most loved by fans. Its Purple in color with accents of Gold.
What is the total value of Kolkata Knight Riders? The brand value of the Knight Riders was estimated at $104 million in 2018, second highest among IPL franchises. In 2019, their value was estimated at ₹629 crore (US$84 million).
|Mumbai IndiansMI||Chennai Super KingsCSK|
|Delhi CapitalsDC||Punjab KingsPBKS|
|Royal Challengers BangaloreRCB||Kolkata Knight RidersKKR|
|Sunrisers HyderabadSRH||Rajasthan RoyalsRR|
|Gujarat TitansGT||Lucknow Super GiantsLSG|