KKR Team for IPL 2023 is completed after the mini-auction in Kochi by team management. Here we are writing detailed information about the Kolkata Knight Rider team players list, retained players, released players’ names, new players’ names, and other information about the KKR franchise.
The KKR franchise is owned by King Khan of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla jointly. This franchise was founded in 2008 in the opening season of the IPL T20. The KKR has 2 IPL titles, 2012 and 2014 seasons in their bag. In the coming 16th season of the IPL, the team eyeing to increase the number of titles in their bag. The Kolkata Knight Rider team is led by iconic Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer.
KKR Team Players List in IPL 2023
Two-season IPL champion Kolkata franchise management has announced the team player list for the 16th season of IPL in 2023. As we know that all the fans of the KKR team want to know the complete structure of the team. This team won the 2012 IPL under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. KKR also repeated the same performance and won the 2014 IPL title again. Below are the Details of the KKR IPL team players 2023 list.
|Kolkata Knight Rider Team Players List in IPL 2023|
|Name of the Franchise||Kolkata Knight Rider|
|Owner of the Franchise||Red Chillies Entertainment|
|Bowling Coach||Bharat Arun|
|Home Ground||Eden Garden- Kolkata|
Team Squad Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2023
Kolkata Knight Rider is the third most title winner in IPL. The team succeeded just with the great management and coach of the franchise. Former Indian skipper and renowned Indian cricketer Saurabh Ganguly is an icon player of the team of KKR. Here below table we have the complete team players’ names with the country of KKR in IPL 2023.
|Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR) Team Squad for IPL 2023|
|S/No||Player’s Name||Role in team||Country|
|1.||Shreyas Iyer( Captain)||Batter||India|
|3.||Andre Russell||All-Rounder||West Indies|
|18.||David Wiese||All-Rounder||South Africa|
|19.||Tim Southee||All-Rounder||New Zealand|
|20.||Sunil Narine||All-Rounder||West Indies|
|21.||Lockie Ferguson||Bowler||New Zeeland|
|23.||Shakib Al Hasan||All-Rounder||Bangladesh|
KKR Retained Players List- IPL 2023
KKR Management has shown trust in the maximum number of players from last season’s IPL Squad. All the players like Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narain, Andre Russell, and Harshit Rana are players who were retained in the KKR Team for IPL 2023 by Management. Below is the complete table with the list of the KKR retained players.
|Retained Players List of KKR for IPL 2023|
|Andre Russell||West Indies|
|Sunil Narine||West Indies|
|Tim Southee||New Zeeland|
New Players List- KKR IPL 2023
The management of Kolkata Knight Riders have traded a few players with other franchise and bought some more players in IPL Mini-Auction for the team. Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, and Rahmatullah are some players who were traded in the auction. Below is the list of New Players in the KKR team for IPL 2023.
- N. Jagadeesan- INR 90 Lakh- India
- Vaibhav Arora- INR 60 Lakh- India
- Suyash Sharma- INR 20 Lakh- India
- David Wiese- INR 1 Crore- South Africa
- Kulwant Khejroliya- INR 20 Lakh- India
- Liton Das- INR 50 Lakh – Bangladesh
- Mandeep Singh – INR 50 Lakh- India
- Shakib-Al-Hasan- INR 1.50 Crore – Bangladesh
KKR Overseas Players List- IPL 2023
Every Franchise can buy a maximum 5 number of overseas. Kolkata team management also kept the overseas players in the team for IPL 2023. Andre Russell, Tim Southee, and Sunil Narin are the key overseas players on the team. Here below is the list of the overseas player and their cost of them in the KKR Team.
|S. No||Player’s Name||Country|
|1||Lockie Ferguson||New Zeeland|
|2||David Wiese||South Africa|
|4||Sunil Narine||West Indies|
|5||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh|
|6||Tim Southee||New Zealand|