Two times Indian Premier League champions, Kolkata Knight Riders will be appearing in the successive tenth edition of championship beginning from 5th April. Gautam Gambhir will try best to lead the side for their third IPL title. KKR to play their opening game of season against Gujarat Lions on April 7.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Squad 2017

Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Sheldon Jackson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Trent Boult, Sayan Ghosh, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Singh Yadav, Suryakumaar Yadav, Rovman Powell, Rishi Dhawan, Darren Bravo, Ishan Jaggi, R. Sanjay Yadav.

Opening batsmen

Opening pair is settled for Kolkata Knight Riders as skipper Gautam Gambhir and wicket-keeper batsman Robin Uthappa have been opening for the side for 2-3 season regularly. However if team requires, Manish Pandey may also come to open the innings.

Middle Order

There are several options in the middle order for captain Gambhir to whom go with. Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Yusuf Pathan and Shakib Al Hasan are the prime choices for middle and lower order. However Yusuf and Shakib to play as spin all-rounding options. Ishan Jaggi and Darren Bravo can also get few matches as middle order batsmen in KKR playing XI.

See more: Vivo IPL 2017 Schedule


KKR has got tremendous bowling lineup that includes fast bowlers like Trent Boult, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav and Rovman Powell who can bowl at good pace. Meanwhile Sunil Narine, Shakib, Piyush and Yusuf are the key spinners in the Knight Riders.

KKR Playing XI for IPL 2017

  1. Gautam Gambhir (c)
  2. Robin Uthappa (Wicket-Keeper)
  3. Chris Lynn
  4. Manish Pandey
  5. Suryakumar Yadav
  6. Yusuf Pathan
  7. Shakib Al Hasan
  8. Sunil Narine
  9. Trent Boult
  10. Umesh Yadav
  11. Rishi Dhawan

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