Getting Ready for IPL 2023: A Preview of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a franchise cricket team in the Indian Premier League that represents the city of Kolkata in the League. The franchise is owned by Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Metha. 

Due to its association with celebrity owners; the franchise has gained immense popularity. For the first time in 2011, Kolkata Knight Rider qualified for the IPL playoffs. After that, by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final of 2012 they became the IPL champions of that season. They repeated their trend in 2014 by defeating Kings XI Punjab and winning the trophy again.

Gautam Gambhir is the all-time leading run-scorer of the Kolkata Knight Riders. While their leading wicket-taker is Sunil Narine. The official and very different type of theme of the team is korbo. Lorbo. Jeetbo Re, which they used in their promotions also. The official dress colour and team logo colour are purple and gold.

Franchise History

In 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) created the cricket tournament Indian Premier League which is based on the Twenty 20 format of the game. Eight teams participated in the inaugural tournament opposite each other. All these teams representing the eight different cities of India were put up for auction in Mumbai on 20 February 2008. The team representing Kolkata was eventually bought by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s Company Red Chillies Entertainment in partnership with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Metha for a price of ₹75.09 million equal to ₹2.98 billion at that time. Sourav Ganguly the former captain of the Indian National Team and a native of West Bangel and the Former President of BCCI was named the Icon Player for the team. The name of the team is held in the name of the popular 1980s American television series Knight Rider.

The team’s ownership group bought a stake in the Caribbean Premier League Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in June 2015 and renamed it “The Trinbago Knight Riders” in 2016. In December 2020 the team also invested in the upcoming American T20 league Major League Cricket.

In 2021, the Knight Riders Group CEO, Venky Mysore, announced their entry into the South African T20 league with the Cape Town Knight Riders and signalled intentions to invest in ECB’s new competition format. The Hundred.

Home Ground Detail

The home venue of knight Rider is Eden Garden ( with the two ends of the crease called the Height Court End and the ClubHouse End). Owned by the Cricket Association of Bengal. In 2011, the stadium was renovated to meet the standards set by the International Cricket Council for the 2011 Cricket World Cup, by reducing its capacity to around 68000. After the renovation of the stadium, which includes a new clubhouse and players’ facilities, upgrading the exterior wall, cladding the existing roof structure with a new metal skin and general infrastructure improvements are held in the stadium. In 2013, two of the team’s home matches were hosted by the JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi instead of Eden Garden.

Valuation of the team

According to Forbes in 2022, the valuation of Kolkata Knight Riders stood at $1.1 billion.

A squad of the Team

Shreyas Iyer (C ), Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Hales, Aaron Finch, Rinku Singh, Aman Hakim Khan, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Baba Inderjith, Ramesh Kumar, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Anukul Roy, Mohammad Nabi, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Chamika Karunarante, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Harshit Rana, Paras Sharma

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