Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team 2022 Final Players List

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

Player Role Auction Price Nation
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.

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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.

Date Match
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.

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