Kolkata Knight Riders Team Predictions (2023)

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Predictions (2023)

Kolkata Knight Riders started its IPL journey in 2008. The team is owned by none other than Bollywood King Shahrukh Khan, his Business partners Jay Mehta, his wife, and Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla. KKR won two IPL titles and held the longest winning streak of 14 matches in IPL history. So let’s start with our Kolkata Knight Riders Team Predictions.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Predictions (2023)

Kolkata Knight Riders Past History

IPL 2008: KKR could not qualify for the playoffs.

IPL 2009: It was a pathetic season for KKR as the team came last in the group stage.

IPL 2010: Team got the 6th position on the points table.

IPL 2011: KKR improved its performance and qualified for the playoffs this season.

IPL 2012: KKR achieved the first title in IPL 2012 under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir.

IPL 2013: KKR took the 7th slot this season due to bad performances.

IPL 2014: IPL 2014 is once again the best year for the team, and KKR won their second IPL trophy.

IPL 2015: Team finished in the 5th position this year.

IPL 2016: KKR qualified for the playoffs by taking 4th position.

IPL 2017: The team finished 3rd in the IPL by losing the playoffs.

IPL 2018: KKR could not win the trophy but qualified for the playoffs.

IPL 2019: Kolkata finished in 5th position this season.

IPL 2020: KKR again got the 5th position in the points table.

IPL 2021: The team has returned to its magi and played the final but unfortunately could not secure the victory.

IPL 2022: IPL 2022 is another flop year for KKR, as the team finished in the 7th position. With that, we move further for the squads in our Kolkata Knight Riders Team Predictions.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2022

Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2022
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Andre Russell
  • Nitish Rana
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Pat Cummins
  • Sunil Narine
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Sheldon Jackson
  • Anukul Roy
  • Rasikh Dar
  • Baba Indrajith
  • Chamika Karunaratne
  • Abhijeet Tomar
  • Pratham Singh
  • Ashok Sharma
  • Sam Billings
  • Alex Hales
  • Tim Southee
  • Ramesh Kumar
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Aman Khan

Above is Kolkata Knight Riders squad 2022,

Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Shreyas Iyer (c)
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Rinku Singh
  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • Nitish Rana
  • Anukul Roy
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Tim Southee
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Umesh Yadav
  • CV Varun
  • Harshit Rana

Kolkata Knight Riders Key Players

Kolkata Knight Riders Best Players

The Kolkata Knight Riders team has retained exciting players this year. It looked like they had completed their bowling lineup but left many holes in the batting side. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are veterans of the team who have been part of the team for many years. The captain Shreyas Iyer recently joined the team but is an exciting batter at the top or middle order. But, they need famous names in the squad, which we will further discuss in our Kolkata Knight Riders Team Predictions.

The bowling lineup includes New Zealand bowlers Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson. The Indian quick bowlers like Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav, along with the fast bowling of West Indian star Russell. The spin bowling options are Sunil Narine and CV Varun. The bowling line is almost complete, and the team will require one or two famous names in batting or all-rounder options.

Kolkata Knight Riders 2023 Team Predictions

Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough time in the auction because the team only has 7.05 crores left in their bag. They could not take a bidding war for any player in this budget. The top-order experienced batter is a requirement for the team, and hence team can retake Ajinkya Rahane this year. The other options in this budget are Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair. A former team player and Bangladeshi star, Shakib al Hasan, can also get a recall this year.

Two former players of KKR, Manish Panday and Robin Uthappa are also released by their franchises which mean their previous team can regain them. West Indian opener Evin Lewis is also a good option for the team at the top order. So there is a great possibility that KKR will give exposure to new faces without giving them much money to complete their squad. This was all from our Kolkata Knight Riders Team Predictions.

You can know about other IPL Team 2023 here.

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