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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is Shah Rukh Khan-co-owned Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, based in Kolkata. KKR plays its home matches at the iconic Eden Gardens. But in IPL 2021, all the IPL teams will play their matches at neutral venues.
 
KKR owners
 
Juhi Chawla and others are also the owners of KKR. The official theme song of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (we will perform, fight and win!). Although the team gained immense popularity due to its association with celebrity owners.
 
KKR IPL journey
 
Knight Riders performed pathetically in the first three seasons, thereby tarnishing its image. The team's performance, however, improved from the fourth season as it qualified for the IPL playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders lifted the IPL trophy in 2012 and 2014 under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir.
 
KKR in IPL 2018
 
In IPL 2018, KKR qualified for playoffs but its journey was halted by Sunrisers Hyderabad.
 
KKR in IPL 2019
 
Kolkata Knight Riders failed to qualify for the playoffs in IPL 2019 as it finished fifth on the points table after the league plase
 
KKR in IPL 2020
 
Ahead of IPL 2020 players’ auction, Kolkata Knight Riders has released some big players like Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa. While in the 2020 auctions, KKR has grabbed Australian pacer Pat Cummins for whopping Rs 15.5 crore. Thus, Cummins became costliest player of the season. Other notable addition in KKR squad are England world cup winning captain Eoin Morgan.
 
However, Cummins failed to make any contribution in IPL 2020 and yet again KKR failed to qualify for the playoffs. In the mid of the season, Dinesh Karthik resigned from the post of captain and thus Eoin Morgan took the position.
 
KKR’s coaching and support staffs
 
The franchise has also made changes in its coach, support staffs, bringing in former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum as head coach and former Australian player David Hussey as mentors.
 
Coaching and support support staff: 
  • Head coach: Brendon McCullum
  • Assistant coach: Abhishek Nayar
  • Bowling coach: Kyle Mills
  • Mentor: David Hussey
  • Assistant bowling coach: Omkar Salvi
  • Fielding coach: James Foster
  • Strength and conditioning coach: Chris Donaldson
  • Head Physiotherapist: Kamlesh Jain
  • Performance analyst: AR Srikkanth
  • Team manager: Wayne Bentley

Check KKR full schedule list, match timings and venues details here

Date Venue KKR's fixture Time (IST) Result
20-09-2021 Abu Dhabi Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7.30pm TBD
23-09-2021 Abu Dhabi Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders 7.30pm TBD
26-09-2021 Abu Dhabi Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders 3.30pm TBD
28-09-2021 Sharjah Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals 3.30pm TBD
1/10/2021 Dubai Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings 7.30pm TBD
3/10/2021 Dubai Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 7.30pm TBD
7/10/2021 Sharjah Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals 7.30pm TBD


Kolkata Knight Riders
Dates Opponents Venue Time
11-Apr Sunrisers Hyderabad MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 7:30 PM
13-Apr Mumbai Indians MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 7:30 PM
18-Apr Royal Challengers Bangalore MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 3:30 PM
21-Apr Chennai Super Kings Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
24-Apr Rajasthan Royals Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
26-Apr Punjab Kings Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera 7:30 PM
29-Apr Delhi Capitals Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera 7:30 PM
 


Full list of Kolkata Knight Riders’ IPL 2021 players list, along with their salaries:
 
Players bought in IPL 2021 auction

Kolkata Knight Riders
Players name Type Auction price
Shakib Al Hasan All-Rounder Rs 3.2 crore
Harbhajan Singh Bowler Rs 2 crore
Ben Cutting All-Rounder Rs 75 lakh
Karun Nair Batsman Rs 50 lakh
Pawan Negi All-Rounder Rs 50 lakh
Venkatesh Iyer All-Rounder Rs 20 lakh
Sheldon Jackson Wicket Keeper Rs 20 lakh
Vaibhav Arora Bowler Rs 20 lakh
Player Price 
Andre Russell Rs 8.50 crore
Dinesh Karthik Rs 7.40 crore
Eoin Morgan Rs 5.25 crore
Kamlesh Nagarkoti Rs 3.20 crore
Kuldeep Yadav Rs 5.80 crore
Lockie Furguson Rs 1.60 crore
Nitish Rana Rs 3.40 crore
Pat Cummins (opted out) Rs 15.50 crore
Prasidh Krishna Rs 20 lakh
Rahul Tripathi (uncapped)  Rs 60 lakh
Rinku Singh Rs 80 lakh
Sandeep Warrier Rs 20 lakh
Shivam Mavi Rs 3 crore
Shubman Gill Rs 1.80 crore
Sunil Narine Rs 12.50 crore
Varun Chakravarthy (uncapped) Rs 4 crore
Tim Seifert NA
Tim Southee NA