The Kolkata Knight Riders are preparing for the 2023 season with a revamped roster. The team has announced the players they have retained and released. Despite finishing 7th in the previous season, the two-time champions are determined to make a comeback and claim the title in 2023. The team has acquired talented players while also letting go of some big names to build a stronger and more competitive squad.
KKR IPL 2023 Team
Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad
IPL Win: 2012, 2014
Nitish Rana (C)
Shakib Al Hasan
Which players retained by KKR in IPL 2023? The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had already completed trades for Lockie Ferguson and Shardul Thakur, so they were not expected to make major purchases during the auction. Their most costly acquisition during the auction was Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who they selected during the final round for a sum of Rs 1.5 crore. Additionally, they picked up Litton Das for his base price, becoming the first Indian Premier League (IPL) team to include two Bangladesh players in their squad.
|Shreyas Iyer||Batsmen||12.25 crore|
|Nitish Rana (C)||Batsmen||8 crore|
|Venkatesh Iyer||All-Rounder||8 Crore|
|Andre Russell||All-Rounder||12 Crore|
|Sunil Narine||All-Rounder||6 Crore|
|Umesh Yadav||Bowler||2 crore|
|Tim Southee||Bowler||1.5 crore|
|Harshit Rana||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Anukul Roy||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
|Rinku Singh||Batsmen||55 lakh|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||50 lakh|
what are the new players bought by KKR in ipl 2023? Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were able to secure a great deal as they acquired David Wiese for INR 1 crore. They were aggressive in the accelerated auction, signing three experienced players - Litton Das (INR 50 lakh) and Shakib Al Hasan (INR 1.5 crore) from Bangladesh, and Mandeep Singh for INR 50 lakh.
KKR bought new players for ipl 2023
|Harshit Rana||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs(R)||India|
|N. Jagadeesan||WK-Batsman||INR 90 lakh||India|
|Vaibhav Arora||Bowler||INR 60 lakh||India|
|Suyash Sharma||Bowler||INR 20 lakh||India|
|David Wiese||All-rounder||INR 1 crore||Namibia|
|Kulwant Khejroliya||Bowler||INR 20 lakh||India|
|Litton Das||WK-Batsman||INR 50 lakh||Bangladesh|
|Mandeep Singh||Batsman||INR 50 lakh||India|
|Shakib Al Hasan||All-rounder||INR 1.5 crore||Bangladesh|
The upcoming 16th season of the Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 2023, is set to begin in the last week of March 2023 and will run through May 2023. The tournament, which is organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), will feature ten teams competing in a total of 74 matches, with each club playing 14 league matches. The tournament's title sponsor for the 2023 season will be the Tata Group. The schedule for the tournament has been released and the opening game will see CSK and KKR go head to head.
|2 MATCHES||1 MATCH|
|Lucknow Super Giants||Chennai Super Kings|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||punjab Kings|
|Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|MUmbai indians||Gujrat Titans|
When KKR will play their first match in IPL 2023? On April 1st, the Kolkata Knight Riders, the team owned by the famous Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, will commence their season by playing against the Punjab Kings.KKR schedule for IPL 2023
|2||SAT||01-Apr-2023||03:30 PM||PBKS vs KOL||T20||Punjab Cricket Association, IS Bindra Stadium||Punjab Kings won by 7 runs (DLS method)|
|9||THU||06-Apr-2023||07:30 PM||KOL vs RCB||T20||Eden Gardens||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 81 runs|
|13||SUN||09-Apr-2023||03:30 PM||GT vs KOL||T20||Narendra Modi Stadium||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts|
|19||FRI||14-Apr-2023||07:30 PM||KOL vs SRH||T20||Eden Gardens||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 23 runs|
|22||SUN||16-Apr-2023||03:30 PM||MI vs KOL||T20||Wankhede Stadium||Mumbai Indians won by 5 wkts|
|28||THU||20-Apr-2023||07:30 PM||DC vs KOL||T20||DY Patil Stadium||Delhi Capitals won by 4 wkts|
|33||SUN||23-Apr-2023||07:30 PM||KOL vs CHE||T20||Eden Gardens||Chennai Super Kings won by 49 runs|
|36||WED||26-Apr-2023||07:30 PM||RCB vs KOL||T20||M.Chinnaswamy Stadium||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 21 runs|
|39||SAT||29-Apr-2023||03:30 PM||KOL vs GT||T20||Eden Gardens||Gujarat Titans won by 7 wkts|
|47||THU||04-May-2023||07:30 PM||SRH vs KOL||T20||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 runs|
|53||MON||08-May-2023||07:30 PM||KOL vs PBKS||T20||Eden Gardens||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wkts|
|56||THU||11-May-2023||07:30 PM||KOL vs RR||T20||Eden Gardens||Rajasthan Royals won by 9 wkts|
|61||SUN||14-May-2023||07:30 PM||CHE vs KOL||T20||MA Chidambram Stadium||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wkts|
|68||SAT||20-May-2023||07:30 PM||KOL vs LKN||T20||Eden Gardens||Lucknow Super Giants won by 1 run|
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What is the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders team? The iconic Eden Gardens serves as the home stadium for the Knight Riders. The ground is known for its two ends, the High Court End and the Club House End. The Cricket Association of Bengal owns the stadium, which was once the largest cricket stadium in India and had the capacity to seat more than 90,000 spectators.
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 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are one of the most valuable teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL), with a brand value estimated at $104 million in 2018. This placed them as the second highest valued franchise among the IPL teams. The following year, their brand value was estimated to have risen to a staggering ₹629 crore (approximately US$84 million). This solidifies their position as a powerhouse team in the IPL, both on and off the field. The team's consistent performance and strong fan base have contributed to this impressive valuation.
KKR POSSIBLE PLAYING XI FOR IPL 2023: Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadeesan, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav.
|Mumbai IndiansMI||Chennai Super KingsCSK|
|Delhi CapitalsDC||Punjab KingsPBKS|
|Royal Challengers BangaloreRCB||Kolkata Knight RidersKKR|
|Sunrisers HyderabadSRH||Rajasthan RoyalsRR|
|Gujarat TitansGT||Lucknow Super GiantsLSG|