Along with Chennai and Mumbai, Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the few teams to have enjoyed success in the IPL. The winners from 2012 and 2014 have always been run well and usually compete for the title every year.
Kolkata Knight Riders slipped last year and couldn’t even make it to the playoffs. This essentially ensured that there would be changes to the squad to better equip them for a title run this season.
Kolkata Knight Riders has seen their team shaken up on multiple occasions before, and there have been significant changes this year too. The likes of Carlos Brathwaite, Robin Uthappa and Piyush Chawla have all be released and the franchise has opened up slots for 11 players for the upcoming auction.
KKR Released Players
Anrich Nortje, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, KC Cariappa, Matt Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Piyush Chawla, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Mundhe
KKR’s Final Squad
Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine
Kolkata Knight Riders Player Slots Left
11 (seven domestic, four overseas)
KKR’s Money Spent
Rs 49.35 cr
KKR’s Purse Remaining
Rs 35.65 cr