Two-time Indian Premier League champion team Kolkata Knight Riders will be competing in the successive ninth edition of championship beginning from 9th April 2016. Gautam Gambhir will be captaining the side like previous editions. KKR retained 15 cricketers before going into Vivo IPL 2016 players auction.
Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan, and Umesh Yadav are some of the popular Indian faces in Kolkata Knight Riders squad. Australia’s veteran spinner Brad Hogg and T20 specialist middle order batsman Chris Lynn have also been retained by team owners in the retention window. Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel and Shakib Al Hasan are top overseas international cricketers in KKR team for IPL 2016.
Let’s have a look at the complete players list of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL-9.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad 2016
|Indian Domestic Players||Overseas Players|
|Gautam Gambhir (Captain)||Brad Hogg (Australia)|
|Suryakumaar Yadav||Chris Lynn (Australia)|
|Kuldeep Singh Yadav||Andre Russell (West Indies)|
|Umesh Yadav||Sunil Narine (West Indies)|
|Manish Pandey||Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)|
|Yusuf Pathan||Morne Morkel (South Africa)|
|Piyush Chawla||Shaun Tait (Australia)|
|Sheldon Jackson||Colin Munro (New Zealand)|
|Robin Uthappa||Jason Holder (West Indies)|
|Ankit Singh Rajpoot|
|Manan Ajay Sharma|