Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a professional Twenty20 cricket team that competes in Indian Premier League. The franchise represent India’s Kolkata city in IPLT20. The official slogan of KKR is “Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo”. Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla are the team owners. Businessman Jay Mehta also co-owns the franchise of KKR. Eden Gardens is the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders.
KKR has been competing in IPL since the first edition of tournament in 2008. Team failed to qualify in the play-offs of first three Indian Premier League editions. In 2011 edition team succeed to make it into play-off but failed to get into the final.
Kolkata got success in 2012 Indian Premier League edition and team not only qualified in the final for the first time in history but won the championship as well. Kolkata is one of the most successful clubs in IPLT20. They are the winners of two Indian Premier League editions. Apart from Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have won IPL twice.
Gautam Gambhir led KKR in 2012 towards trophy and team claimed their first IPL trophy under Gambhir’s captaincy. Kolkata Knight Riders didn’t stop here and they won one more Indian Premier League trophy in 2014 under Gautam Gamhir’s leadership. Team also made it through to the final of 2014 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) final but failed to the trophy.
Kolkata Knight Riders Performance Year Wise
Kolkata Knight Riders won 2012 and 2014 IPLs under Gautam Gambhir’s leadership.
|Year||Result / Place|
|2008||Group Stage (6th Place)|
|2009||Group Stage (8th Place)|
|2010||Group Stage (6th Place)|
|2011||Playoffs (4th Place)|
|2012||Winner (1st Place)|
|2013||Group Stage (7th Place)|
|2014||Winner (1st Place)|
|2015||Group Stage (5th Place)|
|2016||Playoffs (4th Place)|
In Champions League, KKR qualified for the event three times in 2011, 2012 and 2014. But team failed to clinch the title. In 2011 and 2012 Kolkada didn’t go further than group stage and in 2014 team secured 2nd position in the league after losing final against Chennai Super Kings.
Note: Champions League Twenty20 doesn’t exist anymore after 2014 as tournament was defunct from 2015.
KKR 2017 Squad, Players List
|Gautam Gambhir (Captain)||India||Batsman|
|Kuldeep Singh Yadav||India||Batsman|
|Andre Russell||West Indies||All-rounder|
|Sunil Narine||West Indies||Bowler|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||All-rounder|
|Ankit Singh Rajpoot||India||Bowler|
Official Online Presence
Twitter: Kolkata Knight Riders
Facebook: Kolkata Knight Riders