The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) which represented the Kolkata city, is one of the most favorite team in IPL T20 since the opening year. Though the first three season was not gone well for the team KKR, things are changed after that. In 2011 the team Kolkata Knight Riders come with a new look. They changed the entire set of the squad. This season Gautam Gambhir was appointed as the captain of the team. After that KKR achieved the longest winning record in 14 match. Not only that, they also won the IPL trophy 2 times in 2012 and 2014.
This season the team KKR will be captained by Gautam Gambhir, the most run scorer of the side. He is costing the biggest of 1.8 million US$. He played 37 International T20s and 196 domestic limited overs games and made the scores 932 and 4881 respectively. On his 147 One Day International games he achieved 5238 run scores including 11 hundreds and 34 fifties.
There included the new faces Australian former bowler Brad Hogg and the young star Kuldeep Singh Yadav in the squad. The T2o specialist Andre Russell and South African bowler Morne Morkel also included in the team.
The world’s best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is remaining on the team. He was signed for the team in 2014. This going to be thrice time he plays for the team Kolkata knight Riders.
The dangerous West Indian bowler Sunil Narine also remains on the team. He picked up 216 wickets in his 168 domestic games with the strike rate 17.8. In International 20-20 he got 40 wickets in 34 matches. Here we presenting the Kolkata Knight Riders players list for IPL season 9.
Indian players list for VIVO IPL:
|Gautam Gambhir (Captain) – Sold for 1.8 million US$
Kuldeep Singh Yadav (Bowler) – Sold for 59,000 US$
Piyush Chawla (Bowler) – Sold for 630,000 US$
Manish Pandey (Batsman) – Sold for 250,000 US$
Robin Uthappa (Batsman) – Sold for 740,000 US$
Suryakumar Yadav (Batsman) – Sold for 100,000 US$
Sheldon Jackson (W.C, Batsman) – Sold for 22,000 US$
Umesh Yadav (Bowler) – Sold for 380,000 US$
Yusuf Pathan (All rounder) – Sold for 480,000 US$
Rajagopal Sathish (All rounder) – Sold for 29,000 US$
Manan Sharma (All rounder) – Sold for 15,000 US$
Jaydev Unadkat (Bowler) – Sold for 240,000 US$
Ankit Rajpoot (Bowler) – Sold for 220 US$
Foreign player list for VIVO IPL:
|Andre Russell (All rounder/ West Indies) – Sold for 89,000 US$
Brad Hogg (Bowler/ Australia) – Sold for 74,000 US$
Chris Lynn (Batsman/ Australia ) – Sold for 190,000 US$
Morne Morkel (Bowler/ South Africa) – Sold for 410,000 US$
Shakib Al Hasan (All rounder/ Bangladesh) – Sold for 410,000 US$
Sunil Narine (Bowler/ West Indies) – Sold for 1.4 million US$
Colin Munro (Batsman/ Australia) – Sold for 44,000 US$
John Hastings (All-rounder/ Australia) – Sold for 190.000 US$
Jason Holder (All rounder/ West Indies) – Sold for 100,000 US$
Key Players of the team KKR: Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Robin Uthappa, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are the key players of the team KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders).
Owner of the team:
Bollywood King Shahrukh Khan, beauty queen Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta owner of Mehta group of Industries is the current owner of Kolkata franchise.
Coach of the team:
South African former cricketer Jacques Kallis has been appointed as the head coach of the team by replacing Trevor Bayliss. Simon Katich the Australian cricketer is the assistant coach of the team KKR and on the other hand Wasim Akram the former Pakistan cricketer has been appointed as the bowling coach of the team.
Administration list of the team :
Director – Joy Bhattacharya
Managing Director and CEO – Venky Mysore
Head coach – Jacques Kallis (South African)
Assistant coach – Simon Katich (Australia)
Bowling coach and mentor – Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
Batting advisor – W. V. Raman (India)
Physiotherapist – Andrew Leipus (Australia)
Mental skills coach – Rudi Webster
Motivational advisor – Mike Horn
Physical trainer – Adrian Le Roux
Data & video analyst – AR Srikkanth
The most wanted IPL (Indian Premier League) season 9 going to be commenced from 9th April 2016. Like every year this year the largest tournament will be held on April to May. This season the tournament consists of 8 franchises and they are Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Supergiants, Team Rajkot. Rising Pune Supergiants and Team Rajkot become the new competitor of the tournament which replaced the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years. What you think, will Kolkata can win the trophy?? To know more stay with us.