Kolkata Knight Riders are the most successful team of Indian Premier League which is owned by the king khan of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan along with the Juhi Chawla and groups. These KKR franchises have won 2 cups of the IPL. In the previous season of 2018, it is lead by Dinesh Karthik caped and successful Indian cricketer. When it won the cup it is lead by the Gautam Gambhir recently he quit all format of the cricket.
In this season of VIVO IPL 2019, it is lead by the Dinesh Karthik. Many players of this team are joint by the starting of the journey of the Indian Premier League. The home ground of this Kolkata Knight Riders Franchise is the Eden Gardens of Kolkata which is full of a good memory of the Indian and overseas players. This Kolkata franchise is the most balanced team of the IPL it has enough strength to beat any team of IPL. In the previous season, it almost reached the threshold of the playoffs. Many top performers of this team perform in every match.
Kolkata Knight Riders with the team that retained most of its strong players almost of previous seasons that are skipper Dinesh Karthik along with Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla Prasidh Krishna, ShivamMavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, KamleshNagarkoti and Shubhman Gill are the Indian players that have been retained by the Kolkata Knight Riders for this VIVO IPL 2019.
Sunil Narine and West Indian all-rounder Andre Russel, who have been regular match winners for the Bengal side in all the matches, have also been retained along with Chris Lynn Australian opener. Kolkata Knight Riders bought a total of eight players at the IPL Auction 2019 including West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite for Rs 5 crore, New Zealand’s express bowling pacer Lockie Ferguson for Rs 1.60 crore and England batsman Joe Denly for Rs 1 crore.
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KKR 2019 Team | IPL 2019 Kolkata Knight Riders Team
Here is the complete list of all the players who retained, released and newly added in their squad.
- Retained players: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, ShivamMavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, KamleshNagarkoti
- Released players: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Ishant Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, ApoorvWankhade, Javon Searles
Players added in the Squad
- Carlos Brathwaite – Rs 5 crore
- Lockie Ferguson – Rs 1.60 crore
- Anrich Nortje – Rs 20 lakh
- Nikhil Naik – Rs 20 lakh
- Harry Gurney – Rs 75 lakh
- YarraPrithviraj – Rs 20 lakh
- Joe Denly – Rs 1 crore
- ShrikantMundhe – Rs 20 lakh
Kolkata Knight Riders spend all the money on to purchase the best players for the team for this upcoming season of VIVO IPL 2019. This squad is the most dangerous for this VIVO IPL 2019 full of all-rounders, bowlers and batsman too which are eagerly waiting to perform and wanted to show their class in this IPL.