The KKR of King Khan is set to compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2023. Like every other team, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to have a blast in the 16th edition of the IPL in 2023. This year, KKR has retained Shreyas Iyer, Gurbaj, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, and others for IPL 2023.
The Kolkata Knight Riders are one of the most high-profile teams, as the owners are Shah Rukh Khan, Red Chilies Entertainment, Jay Mehta, and Juhi Chawala. So far, the Kolkata Knight Riders have won the IPL tournament twice, in 2012 and 2014.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have spent around 87.95 crore rupees on retaining their 14 players. KKR’s selectors used the remaining balance of 7.95 crores to fill 11 vacancies in their squad during IPL Auction 2023.The Kolkata Knight Riders also released a total of 15 players this season.
To bag the services of Bangladeshi all-rounders Shakib Al Hasan and David Wiese, KKR invested Rs. 1.5 and 1 crore, respectively.
Kolkata Knight Riders Schedule 2023
The official schedule for the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) has been released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to start from 31st March 2023.
The teams that make the playoffs will compete in the IPL final in 2023. Below mentioned schedule is the official schedule of Kolkata Knight Riders for the season.
|1st April 2023||3:30 PM||KKR vs PBKS||Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali|
|6th April 2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs RCB||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|9th April 2023||3:30 PM||KKR vs GT||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|14th April 2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs SRH||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|16th April 2023||3:30 PM||KKR vs MI||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|20th April 2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs DC||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|23rd April 2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs CSK||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|22nd April 2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs RCB||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|4th May 2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs SRH||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad|
|8th May 2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs PBKS||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|11th May 2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs RR||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|14th May 2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs CSK||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|20th May 2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs LSG||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Captain 2023
Shreyas Iyer is the captain of the team for the IPL 2023 season. Even in 2022, Shreyas Iyer was the captain of KKR, but the team’s performance was not satisfactory.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have signed Shreyas Iyer for 12.5 crores and this makes Shreyas the most expensive player of IPL 2023 for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Wicket Keeper
So far, KKR has not released any information regarding the player who will do wicketkeeping for the team. It is expected that it could be Shakib Al Hasan, but an official statement has yet to be released.
For the year 2022, Sam Billings was the wicketkeeper for KKR, but this year he was released by the team.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Squad
Here’s the list of all retained players of IPL 2023 by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Suyash Sharma, Nitish Rana, Anukul Roy, Lockie Ferguson, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Umesh Yadav, Harshit Rana, Tim Southee, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy, Mandeep Singh, and Shakib Al Hasan
KKR Retained Players
Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, and Rinku Singh.
KKR Players’ Photos
Here are the pictures of all the players of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), that will be playing in this IPL Season.
KKR Coaching Staff
Chandrakant Pandit (Head Coach): Chandrakant Pandit, a former Indian cricketer, has been named Head Coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).Pandit made his test debut against England on June 19, 1986. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) hired Chradrakant Pandit as their head coach in 2022.
Abhishek Nayar (Assistant Coach): Abhishek Nayar, a former Indian international cricketer, has been named as their Assistant Coach for the Indian Premier League 2023.
Nayar has played for the Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors India, and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. Nayar is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler.
In the off-season of 2018, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) appointed Nayar as their head coach.
Bharat Aarun (Bowling Coach): The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have appointed Bharat Aarun as their Bowling Coach for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.
Aarun bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace.In 2017, Bharat Aarun was appointed as bowling coach for Team India. Bharat Aarun announced his retirement from first-class cricket in November 1993.
James Foster (Fielding Coach): The former English cricketer and coach James Foster is appointed as the field coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders. Foster is a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper.
After retiring from the game of cricket, Foster became a coach, and he was appointed as the head coach of the Khulna Tigers, a franchise of the Bangladesh Premier League, for the 2019–20 season. In the year 2020, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) appointed Foster as their fielding coach.
In the year 2022, he was appointed as the head coach of Peshawar Zalmi for Pakistan Super League 2022.
Ans. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have won the IPL tournament twice, in 2012 and 2014.
Ans. Shreyas Iyer will be leading the KKR Squad for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.
Ans. Capatin Shreyas Iyer is the most expensive player of KKR. Iyer was retained by KKR with a whooping amount of 12.25 crore.
Ans. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) retained 16 players for IPL 2023.
Ans. Kolkata Knight Riders is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta and Knight Riders Sports Private Limited.