Kolkata Knight Riders, KKR
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Kolkata Knight Riders bought a total of 21 players during the IPL auction 2022. Shreyas Iyer was the team’s most expensive deal at Rs. 12.25 crores. Some other expensive deals of KKR were Nitish Rana (Rs. 8 crores), Pat Cummins (7.25 crores), and Shivam Mavi (7.25 crores).

Ahead of the auction, the team retained 4 players in the squad. Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, and Sunil Narine are the 4 players that the team retained for IPL 2022. Now, the franchise has set a strong squad for the next season. Below we take a glance at Kolkata Knight Riders’ predicted playing XI for their first match of IPL 2022.

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IPL 2022: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Predicted Playing XI For Their First Match Of The Season

Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer. Credits: IPL

Venkatesh Iyer will be the opener for the team in the opening game. The franchise retained the left-handed batsman for Rs. 8 crores ahead of the auction. He gave a fabulous performance last season, smashing 370 runs in 10 games at an average of 41.11 and 4 half-centuries.

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