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Kolkata Knight Riders Cricket Team (IPL)

Franchise Kolkata Knight Riders
Owner Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta
Founded 2008
Nickname KKR
Home ground Eden Gardens, Kolkata
No. of IPL titles 2
Most runs Gautam Gambhir
Most wickets Sunil Narine

Kolkata Knight Riders are an IPL cricket franchise based in Kolkata. Founded in 2008, they are owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. They play their home games at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The official theme of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (we will perform, fight, and win!)

Kolkata Knight Riders have won two IPL titles so far – in 2012 and 2014. In 2021, they qualified for the final but lost the game against Chennai Super Kings. Since then, they have not made it to the playoffs. Currently, Shreyas Iyer is the captain of the team while Chandrakant Pandit is the head coach. In Iyer’s absence in 2023, Nitish Rana had led the team.

Kolkata Knight Riders Jersey and logo:

Purple and gold have been the official colors of the jersey right from the inaugural season. The first logo of the team was a blazing golden Viking helmet against a black background with the name of the team written in gold next to it. Later, the black background was changed to purple before a new logo was introduced in 2012.

The new logo for Kolkata Knight Riders is a bright purple Corinthian helmet with gold trim. The name of the team is written inside a shield below the helmet.

Kolkata Knight Rider’s journey in IPL so far:

Kolkata Knight Riders had a tough start in the IPL as they finished in the bottom half in the first three seasons. Ahead of the fourth season, they made a number of changes to the squad including releasing Sourav Ganguly and appointing Gautam Gambhir as the captain.

The move paid off as Gambhir guided the team to the playoffs for the first time in 2011 before captaining them to the title in 2012. In 2014, Kolkata Knight Riders once again won the IPL under his captaincy. After missing out on the playoffs in 2015, the two-time IPL winners made it to the playoffs for three years in a row before missing out once again in 2019 and 2020. In 2021, they qualified for the final before failing to advance to the playoffs in 2022 and 2023.

Season League standing Final standing
2008 6th out of 8 League stage
2009 8th out of 8 League stage
2010 6th out of 8 League stage
2011 4th out of 10 Playoffs
2012 2nd out of 9 Champions
2013 7th out of 9 League stage
2014 2nd out of 8 Champions
2015 5th out of 8 League stage
2016 4th out of 8 Playoffs
2017 3rd out of 8 Playoffs
2018 3rd out of 8 Playoffs
2019 5th out of 8 League stage
2020 5th out of 8 League stage
2021 4th out of 8 Runners-up
2022 7th out of 10 League stage
2023 7th out of 10 League stage

Kolkata Knight Riders: FAQs

Who did KKR buy in IPL 2024?

Here is the list of players bought by KKR in IPL auction 2024 - KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Ramandeep SIngh, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Mujeeb Rahman, Gus Atkinson, Sakib Hussain

What is the price of Rinku Singh in IPL 2024?

Since Rinku Singh has been retained by the franchise, his price will remain the same as it was when he was bought in the 2022 auction. In 2022, KKR had secured his services for Rs 55 lakhs.

Who was the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008?

Sourav Ganguly was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008.

Who is the best batsman of Kolkata Knight Riders?

In terms of runs, Gautam Gambhir is the best batsman of Kolkata Knight Riders as no other batter has scored more runs than him for the franchise.