Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 2018 Team Squad, Player List For IPL 11 – Kolkata Knight Riders often recognized as KKR is an IPL franchise team which represents the city of Kolkata from West Bengal. The team has a huge fan base as the team has performed well in the tournament and another reason is its owner. The team is owned by King of Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment), actress Juhi Chawla and her partner Jay Mehta (Mehta Group). Having one of the largest fan bases in the world, the team is blessed to have a home ground which is second biggest cricket stadium in the world. Eden Gardens of Kolkata with a seating capacity of 68,000 serves as the home ground for KKR.
|Team||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|City||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Home ground||Eden Garden Stadium|
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Past Performances
It has been a roller coaster ride for KKR in past ten years in IPL. The Kolkata based franchise started on a poor note and finished in the bottom four for first three editions. KKR made major changes for 2011 season. Gautam Gambhir was handed the captaincy and changes did work. He led the team to playoffs in 2011 season. Eventually, GG was successful in winning IPL twice (2012, 2014).
|Year||Indian Premier League|
Kolkata Knight Riders Team Squad For IPL 2018 | VIVO IPL 11 KKR Player List
Now, in the 11th edition of IPL, all players will be part of IPL 2018 Auction. Only 5 players can be retained by each team from their previous squad. The teams will sign players for three years contract. Keeping these 3 years and skipper Gautam Gambhir’s age in mind, KKR opted to keep him out of retention. During the retention event in Mumbai, KKR opted for two West Indies players – Sunil Narine & Andre Russel. So it will be interesting to see how the KKR fare in IPL Auction 2018 and construct their team around two Carribean players. (Also Read: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 2018 Team Squad, Player List )
|Andre Russell||All Rounder|
|Sunil Narine||All Rounder|
|Dinesh Karthik||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Ranganath Vinay Kumar||Bowler|
|Apoorv Vijay Wankhade|
IPL 2018: KKR Coaching Staff, Head Coach, Captain Name
|Captain Name||Not Announced|
|Head Coach||Jacques Kallis|
|Support Staff||Not Announced|
Will KKR Win IPL 2018? Kolkata Knight Riders Winning Prediction (Vote Now)
What’s up for two time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018? Well, KKR is currently most discussed team as they have opted for two huge men before Gautam Gambhir. So what do you think – Will KKR Win IPL 2018? Vote and comment on your views of team KKR.