Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2022
Kolkata Knight Riders (Image: BCCI)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Players 2023, Squad, Players List, Retained Players, Released Players List, Remaining Purse Value, Team List.  Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to participate in IPL 2023 auction and grab some good players during the mega event. IPL 2023 auction takes place next month on December 23. The venue of the mini-auction is Kochi in Kerala.

Ahead of the auction, Kolkata Knight Riders retained a total of 14 players during IPL 2023 retentions. KKR also released 15 players from their squad and traded 3 players into their squad. Some top domestic players that KKR retained in their squad are Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Umesh Yadav, and Varun Chakravarthy.

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Shreyas Iyer. PHoto- IPL
Shreyas Iyer. Photo- IPL

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Some popular overseas players that KKR retained in their team are Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Tim Southee. KKR also traded three players into their squad- Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

Andre Russell (Pic Credit- IPL)

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Last season, KKR failed to qualify for playoffs. The team led by Shreyas Iyer won 8 games and lost 6 out of 14. With 12 points, they finished in the 7th spot in the points table and could not get a seat in the playoffs. In the prior 2021 season, KKR was the runners-up.

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the IPL title twice in the 2012 and 2014 editions. They came close in the 2021 season but lost to Chennai Super Kings in the final. Last year, the two-time IPL winners elected Shreyas Iyer as their new skipper. Here we take a glance at the KKR squad ahead of IPL 2023 auction.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Retained Players

Andre Russell. PHoto- IPL
Andre Russell. Photo- IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders have retained a total of 14 players in their squad ahead of IPL 2023 auction. Out of those, there are 9 domestic players and 5 overseas players. KKR has also traded 3 players in their squad namely Shardul Thakur, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Lockie Ferguson.

Domestic Players: Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur (T), Shreyas Iyer, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer

Overseas Players: Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson (T), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (T), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Released Players

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane (Image: Twitter)

The two-time IPL champion KKR released a total of 15 players from their squad ahead of IPL 2023 auction. Out of these, there were 9 domestic players and 6 domestic players. Below are all the players released by KKR ahead of IPL 2023.

Domestic Players: Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Rasikh Dar, Sheldon Jackson, Shivam Mavi

Overseas Players: Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Mohammad Nabi, Pat Cummins, Chamika Karunaratne, Sam Billings

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Remaining Purse Value

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

Kolkata Knight Riders have retained a total of 14 players in their squad. They have also traded 3 players into their squad. The team has spent Rs. 87.95 crores on these players. Hence, they have an available salary purse of Rs. 7.05 crores left for the auction.

KKR Total Money Spent- Rs. 87.95 Crores
KKR Remaining Purse Value-  Rs. 7.05 Crores

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad

Andre Russell and Shakib Al Hasan
Kolkata Knight Riders, Photo by Faheem Hussain / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

Kolkata Knight Riders currently have 14 players in their squad. Hence, they can buy 11 more players during IPL 2023 auction. Out of those, there can be 3 overseas players as KKR currently has 5 overseas players in the team.

KKR Squad: Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer

 

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