Kolkata Knight Riders released two IPL captains. After Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik became the captain of KKR. The Knights were then captained by Eoin Morgan of England. Shah Rukh Khan’s team released these two cricketers for the upcoming IPL.
The retention list of Kolkata Knight Riders is final. KKR is holding a total of four cricketers from last year’s team. As per the rules, any franchise can keep only four cricketers from the old team. Out of these four, at most two could be foreign cricketers. Knight Shibir is holding two Indian and two foreign cricketers under that rule.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team 2022 Final Players List
|Shreyas Iyer||Batsman||INR 12.25 Crores||India|
|Nitish Rana||Batsman||INR 8 crores||India|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Batsman||INR 1 crores||India|
|Rinku Singh||Batsman||INR 55 Lakhs||India|
|Abhijeet Tomar||Batsman||INR 40 Lakhs||India|
|Pratham Singh||Batsman||INR 20 Lakhs||India|
|Alex Hales||Batsman||INR 1.5 crores||England|
|Ramesh Kumar||Batsman||INR 20 Lakhs||India|
|Sheldon Jackson(WK)||WK-Batsman||INR 60 Lakhs||India|
|Sam Billings(WK)||WK-Batsman||INR 2 crores||England|
|Baba Indrajith||Batsman||INR 20 Lakhs||India|
|Varun Chakravarty||Bowlers||INR 8 Cr(Retained)||India|
|Pat Cummins||Bowlers||INR 7.25 Crores||Australia|
|Rasikh Dar||Bowlers||INR 20 Lakhs||India|
|Ashok Sharma||Bowlers||INR 55 Lakhs||India|
|Tim Southee||Bowlers||INR 1.5 crores||New Zealand|
|Umesh Yadav||Bowlers||INR 2 crores||India|
|Chamika Karunaratne||Bowlers||INR 50 Lakhs||Sri Lanka|
|Shivam Mavi||Bowlers||INR 7.25 Crores||India|
|Andre Russell||All-rounder||INR 12 Cr(Retained)||West Indies|
|Venkatesh Iyer||All-rounder||INR 8 Cr(Retained)||India|
|Sunil Narine||All-rounder||INR 6 Cr(Retained)||West Indies|
|Anukul Roy||All-rounder||INR 20 Lakhs||India|
|Nitish Rana||All-rounder||INR 8 crores||India|
|Mohammad Nabi||All-rounder||INR 1 crores||Afghanistan|
In the second phase of 2021 IPL, Venkatesh Iyer, the hero of the Knights, is in the team as his first choice. Kolkata Knight Riders is keeping Varun Chakraborty as the second Indian. The two Caribbean stars are foreign cricketers. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are in Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders Fixtures Match Date
Two more franchises will be to the IPL in 2022. (from Ahmedabad and Lucknow). In the cash-rich tournament, players will be auctioned off similarly to the one held during the 2011 IPL. In IPL 2021, KKR finished second to CSK after losing the final by 27 runs. Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik, the franchise’s current leadership group, do not seem interested in staying on.
Andre Russell, a West Indies all-rounder, has been a fantastic finisher in the bottom middle order for the team and can also make some vital breakthroughs with the ball. Venkatesh Iyer was the IPL 2021 surprise, breaking into the KKR squad with his power-hitting rampage against the world’s finest bowlers.
|26-Mar-22||Chennai Super Kings vs KKR|
|29-Mar-22||KKR vs Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|3-Apr-22||Rajasthan Royals vs KKR|
|7-Apr-22||KKR vs Rajasthan Royals|
|10-Apr-22||KKR vs Lucknow|
|12-Apr-22||KKR vs Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|19-Apr-22||Delhi Capitals vs KKR|
|23-Apr-22||KKR vs Punjab Kings|
|26-Apr-22||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs KKR|
|29-Apr-22||Lucknow vs KKR|
|1-May-22||KKR vs Chennai Super Kings|
|8-May-22||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs KKR|
|14-May-22||Ahmadabad vs KKR|
|18-May-22||KKR vs Mumbai Indians|
As per the rules, all the members of the squad except these four are being released. However, the KKR authorities want to buy some cricketers from the released squad through auction. Kolkata Knight Riders is not thinking about who will be the leader in the next IPL. The captain will be selected after the formation of the team in the auction. Out of the four cricketers to be retained, the captain is less likely to be selected. Besides KKR, retention lists of other teams have also been prepared. The final return list will be released today, Tuesday at 9 p.m. Before the auction, three new cricketers will be able to take two new franchises from that list.