Kolkata Knight Riders, Shakib Al Hasan, Chennai Super Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders. Credits: IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will play the opening game of IPL 2022 against Chennai Super Kings. The match will take place on March 26 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. During IPL 2022, KKR will play a total of 14 matches.

KKR is one of the strongest teams in Indian Premier League. They have won 2 IPL titles so far. KKR won the trophy in IPL 2012 and IPL 2014. Last season in IPL 2021, KKR ended as runners-up after losing the final to Chennai Super Kings.

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Andre Russell
Andre Russell (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Kolkata Knight Riders retained 4 players in their squad ahead of IPL 2022 auction. They were Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, and Varun Chakravarthy. During IPL 2022 auction, KKR bought 21 players in their squad.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Shreyas Iyer was the costliest player for the team during the auction at Rs. 12.25 crores. Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Mohammed Nabi, Alex Hales, and Chamika Karunaratne are some other key players that they bought during the auction. Shreyas Iyer is going to lead KKR in IPL 2022.

KKR Schedule for IPL 2022

Shakib Al Hasan, Kolkata Knight Riders
Shakib Al Hasan, Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo: IPL)

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Date Match Details Venue Time (IST)
Mar-26 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
Mar-30 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai 7:30 PM
Apr-01 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
Apr-06 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM
Apr-10 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai 3:30 PM
Apr-15 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
Apr-18 Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
Apr-23 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai 3:30 PM
Apr-28 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
May-02 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM
May-07 Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM
May-09 Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai 7:30 PM
May-14 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM
May-18 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai 7:30 PM

 

KKR Squad for IPL 2022

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Credits: Twitter

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Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Aman Khan, Umesh Yadav.

KKR’s Best Playing XI

Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rinku Singh, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi.

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