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Kolkata Knight Riders Team IPL 2022

Get all information about KKR in IPL 2022 including complete squad, players list, matches schedule, latest news and predictions.

Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

With 2 IPL titles so far, Kolkata Knight Rider is the 3rd most successful team of the league. They won their last title in 2014 under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla have been the owners of KKR since the start of the tournament.

KKR had a brilliant season in 2021 where they ended up as the runners-up team. After the release of skipper Eoin Morgan, the leadership duties of the team were handed over to the newly signed Shreyas Iyer.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL in 2012 and 2014 with last season’s Runners-Up finish the closest they have come to winning again since.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Information

Full Name Kolkata Knight Riders
Short Name KKR
Founded 2008
Owners Red Chillies Entertainment (55%), Mehta Group (45%)
Official Website
Captain Shreyas Iyer
Head Coach Brendon McCullum
Home Ground Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Best Performance In IPL Champions(2012, 2014)
Team Information

KKR Team Information

In spite of reaching the final in 2021, KKR will be without their leading run scorer, Shubman Gill, and their captain, Eoin Morgan, who was released.

Bowling wise, they have retained their top two wicket takers from last season, Varun Chakaravarthy and Sunil Narne, but have lost Lockie Ferguson who performed brilliantly during the UAE lef of the tournament.

Shreyas Iyer, who has been in outstanding T20I batting form for India, takes over from Morgan as captain of the side.

Squad changes

KKR Squad changes

In spite of having his second successive under-par IPL, Andre Russell was retained by KKR for this season. Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy were both key wicket-takers last year and are also retained alongside Venkatesh Iyer.

KKR re-signed Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi and Sheldon Jackson so there will still be plenty of continuity in the side from 2021 to 2022.

The standout new signings for the 2021 Runners-Up are captain Shreyas Iyer and English white-ball specialist batters, Alex Hales and Sam Billings.

KKR team key players

  • Captain Shreyas Iyer:  After making his debut in IT20s in 2017, Iyer now looks to have found his form at the top level with scores of 57*, 74* and 73* during the three-match series with Sri Lanka. He hit 519 runs in the 2020 IPL and will be keen to show off his talent throughout this tournament.

  • Pat Cummins: Australia’s Test skipper caught the eye in this competition in 2017 when he  picked up 15 wickets from 12 games. If he plays the entire tournament, he will be among the top wicket takers and do not be surprised if he contributes with the bat and adds to his two IPL half-centuries.

  • Alex Hales:  The English opener has not played international cricket since 2019 but has been travelling the globe as a specialist T20 batter since. It is very rare for him to not make an impact on a T20 competition and we expect to see him tee-off at the top of the order for KKR.

  • Varun Chakravarthy: The leg-spinner has produced two successive seasons of consistent wicket taking in the IPL. He picked up one wicket in his only appearance in 2019 but has followed that up with 17 wickets in 2020 and 18 dismissals in 2021.

IPL 2022 KKR Team Squad

Batsmen Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Hales, Rinku Singh, Aman Hakim Khan, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Baba Indrajith
All Rounders Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Anukul Roy, Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Chamika Karunaratne, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam
Wicket-keepers Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson

Kolkata Knight Riders Retained Players 2022

Andre Russell Rs 12 Crore, Varun Chakravarthy Rs 8 Crore, Venkatesh Iyer Rs 8 Crore, Sunil Narine Rs 6 Crore

Kolkata Knight Riders Players IPL 2022

Shreyas Iyer Rs 12.25 Crore, Ajinkya Rahane Rs 1 Crore, Alex Hales Rs 1.5 Crore, Rinku Singh Rs 55 Lakh, Aman Hakim Khan Rs 20 Lakh, Abhijeet Tomar Rs 40 Lakh, Pratham Singh Rs 20 Lakh, Baba Indrajith Rs 20 Lakh, Nitish Rana Rs 8 Crore, Anukul Roy Rs 20 Lakh, Mohammad Nabi Rs 1 Crore, Sam Billings Rs 2 Crore, Sheldon Jackson Rs 60 Lakh, Pat Cummins Rs 7.25 Crore, Shivam Mavi Rs 7.25 Crore, Chamika Karunaratne Rs 50 Lakh, Tim Southee Rs 1.5 Crore, Umesh Yadav Rs 2 Crore, Rasikh Salam Rs 20 Lakh

Expert Prediction

Expert Prediction for KKR

We Predict KKR to Finish at Ninth Position

Last season’s second half sprint to the final will certainly have given KKR fans plenty of optimism and hope ahead of the 2022 season.

They have some match-winners in their squad but overall we feel they do not have the strength in depth with both bat and ball that most of the other teams have.

Can KKR Win IPL 2022?

Betway are offering lengthy odds of 12.00 for KKR to go one step further than in 2021 and win the tournament. Bet365 have KKR at 11.00 to win their third IPL title. It seems the bookies are far from convinced that KKR will be challenging at the end of the season.

KKR Match Schedule IPL 2022

Date Match Time (IST) Venue
March 26, 2022 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders 19:30 Wankhede Stadium
March 30, 2022 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders 19:30 DY Patil Stadium
April 1, 2022 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings 19:30 Wankhede Stadium
April 6, 2022 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians 19:30 MCA Stadium, Pune
April 10, 2022 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals 15:30 Brabourne – CCI
April 15, 2022 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders 19:30 Brabourne – CCI
April 18, 2022 Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders 19:30 Brabourne – CCI
April 23, 2022 Kolkata Knight Riders vs GJ 15:30 DY Patil Stadium
April 28, 2022 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders 19:30 Wankhede Stadium
May 2, 2022 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals 19:30 Wankhede Stadium
May 7, 2022 Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders 15:30 MCA Stadium, Pune
May 9, 2022 Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders 19:30 DY Patil Stadium
May 14, 2022 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 19:30 MCA Stadium, Pune
May 18, 2022 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants 19:30 DY Patil Stadium