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.

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.

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.

Kolkata Knight Riders won 2012 ipl


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)
2017 Playoffs (3rd Place)
2018 Playoffs (3rd Place)
2019 Group Stage (5th Place)
2020 TBC


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.

Kolkata Knight Riders 2020 Squad, Players List

Kolkata Knight Riders retained 13 players from their previous squad for Vivo IPL 2019. Team shown faith in Chris Lynn, Shubhman Gill, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik before heading into the players auction for 12th season.

Player Country Role
Dinesh Karthik (Captain) India Wicketkeeper
Chris Lynn Australia Batsman
Kuldeep Yadav India Bowler
Shubman Gill India Batsman
Sunil Narine West Indies Bowler
Shivam Mavi India All-Rounder
Andre Russell West Indies All-Rounder
Piyush Chawla India Bowler
Kamlesh Nagarkoti India Bowler
Prasidh Krishna India Bowler
Robin Uthappa India Wicket-Keeper
Nitish Rana India Batsman
Rinku Singh India Batsman

Head Coaches

John Buchanan Australia 2008-2009
Dav Whatmore Australia 2010-2011
Trevor Bayliss Australia 2012-2015
Jacques Kallis South Africa 2016-2019
Brendon McCullum New Zealand 2020


Sourav Ganguly India 2008-2010
Gautam Gambhir India 2011-2017
Dinesh Karthik India 2018-Present

Official Online Presence

Website: www.kkr.in

Twitter: Kolkata Knight Riders

Facebook: Kolkata Knight Riders

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