Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from Kolkata led by Dinesh Karthik and plays its home match at PCA Stadium, Mohali & Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. Under Gambhir, the Knight Riders lifted their first IPL Trophy.

In the past few IPL seasons, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have looked impressive in the leadership of Dinesh Karthik.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Following a nightmarish 2019 season, KKR revamped their coaching set-up and added some key players but the Karthik remained at helm, more so because CEO Venky Mysore has faith in his captaincy. Let us analyze KKR’s squad ahead of the season.

Andre Russell (R)Batsman8.50 crore
Harry Gurney (R)Batsman75 lakhs
Kamlesh Nagarkoti (R)Batsman3.20 crore
Lockie Ferguson (R)Batsman1.60 crore
Nitish Rana (R)Batsman3.40 crore
Prasidh Krishna (R)Batsman20 lakhs
Rinku Singh (R)Batsman80 lakhs
Shubham Gill (R)Batsman1.80 crore
Siddhesh Lad (R)Batsman20 lakhs
Eoin MorganBatsman5.25 crore
Tom BantonBatsman1 crore
Rahul TripathiBatsman60 lakhs
Dinesh Karthik (R)Wicket Keeper7.40 crore
Nikhil Shankar NaikWicket Keeper20 lakhs
Sunil Narine (R)All-Rounder12.50 crore
Pat CumminsAll-Rounder15.5 crore
Shivam Mavi (R)All-Rounder3 crore
Varun ChakaravarthyAll-Rounder4 crore
Chris GreenAll-Rounder20 lakhs
Kuldeep Yadav (R)Bowler5.80 crore
Sandeep Warrier (R)Bowler20 lakhs
Pravin TambeBowler20 lakhs
M SiddharthBowler20 lakhs

KKR – Batting Stats

  • Most Runs: Robin Uthappa : 4411
  • Most Centuries: 0
  • Most Fifties: Robin Uthappa : 24
  • Fastest Fifty: Yusuf Pathan : 15 balls
  • Fastest Century: NA
  • Best Batting Average: Chris Lynn : 33.68
  • Best Strike Rate: Andre Russell : 369.23
  • Most Sixes: Robin Uthappa : 156
  • Most Fours: Robin Uthappa : 435
  • Highest Individual Score: Dinesh Karthik : 97*

KKR – Bowling Stats

  • Most Wickets: Piyush Chawla : 150
  • Best Economy: Sunil Narine : 6.67
  • Best Bowling Figures: Sunil Narine : 4-19-5
  • Best Bowling Average: Nathan Coulter-Nile : 19.97
  • Most Maidens: Sunil Narine : 3
  • Most Runs Conceded: Ryan McLaren : 4-60-2
  • Most 4 Wickets: Sunil Narine : 6
  • Most Hat-tricks: NA
  • Most Dot Balls: Piyush Chawla : 1109

For the first time in history, the IPL will see participation by an American cricketer after Kolkata Knight Riders signed Ali Khan, a 29-year-old fast bowler from the USA, a report in ESPNcricinfo states.

Australia’s Pat Cummins and England captain Eoin Morgan are the notable inclusions in KKR’s squad.

Also See: IPL 2020 Teams and Players List

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