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Kolkata Knight Riders 2018 Squad, Team, Players for IPL-11

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. 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.

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 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.

KKR 2018 Squad, Players List

Kolkata Knight Riders bought their first ever IPL 2017 auction player was New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult. KKR bought Boult for 5 Crore INR.

Player Country Role 
Gautam Gambhir (Captain) India Batsman
Suryakumar Yadav India Batsman
Kuldeep Singh Yadav India Batsman
Chris Lynn Australia Batsman
Umesh Yadav India Bowler
Chris Woakes England Bowler
Manish Pandey India Batsman
Trent Boult New Zealand Bowler
Sunil Narine West Indies Bowler
Colin de Grandhomme New Zealand All-rounder
Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh All-rounder
Yusuf Pathan India All-rounder
Piyush Chawla India Bowler
Robin Uthappa India Wicket-keeper
Sheldon Jackson India Batsman
Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia Bowler
Rishi Dhawan India All-rounder
Darren Bravo West Indies Batsman
Rovman Powell West Indies All-rounder
Syan Ghosh India Bowler
R. Sanjay Yadav India All-rounder
Ishank Jaggi India Batsman
Ankit Singh Rajpoot India Bowler

Head Coaches

John Buchanan Australia 2008-2009
Dav Whatmore Australia 2010-2011
Trevor Bayliss Australia 2012-2015
Jacques Kallis South Africa 2016-Present


Sourav Ganguly India 2008-2010
Gautam Gambhir India 2011-Present

Official Online Presence

Website: www.kkr.in

Twitter: Kolkata Knight Riders

Facebook: Kolkata Knight Riders

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