Kolkata Knight Riders Team Squad, KKR Players List, Match Schedule IPL 9 2016. The Kolkata Knight Riders aka KKR is the most famous franchise cricket team representing Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in partnership with actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The team is currently captained by Gautam Gambhir and coached by Jacques Kallis, a former player of the team. The home of the Knight Riders is Eden Gardens, the largest cricket stadium in India and the third largest in the world by seating capacity.
Although the team has gained immense popularity due to its association with celebrity owners, it was surrounded with controversy and poor on-field performance through the first three years of the tournament. The team’s performance, however, improved from the fourth season as it qualified for the IPL 2017 playoffs and made it to the now defunct Champions League Twenty20 event. They eventually became the IPL champions for the first time in 2012, by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final and repeated the feat in 2014, defeating Kings XI Punjab. The Knight Riders hold the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s (14).
Kolkata Knight Riders Team Squad IPL 2016
The leading run-scorer of the side is Gautam Gambhir, while the leading wicket-taker is Sunil Narine. The official theme of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (we will act, fight and win!) and the official colors are purple and gold. The brand value of the Knight Riders was estimated at $86 million in 2015, the highest valuation amongst all eight teams by a margin.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team Squad: Gautam Gambhir, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Shakib Al Hasan, Morne Morkel, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, John Hastings, Jason Holder, Colin Munro, Rajagopal Sathish, Manan Ajay Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Match Schedule 2016
10 April – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils
13 April – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians
16 April – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders
19 April – Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders
24 April – Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders
28 April – Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
30 April – Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders
2 May – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders
4 May – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab
8 May – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions
14 May – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune Supergiants
16 May – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
19 May – Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders
22 May – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad