Kolkata knight riders Team Squad, players list 2018 : KKR players list is mentioned here. The Kolkata Knight Riders rode in strong into IPL 10, ready to stun their fans with their brilliant feats; having won the tournament twice already. Even though KKR did not come in with the same luck last season, coming in 5th in the points table, this season, they come ready and equipped to change their luck. With their fans well wishes and prayers, they might just repeat their magic as they did in 2012 and 2014.
The team is blessed with amazing players who balance each other out, and are lucky enough to not succumb to many injuries through their career. Kolkata Knight Riders team is led by Gautam Gambhir, as Jacques Kallis coached the men. Gambhir deserved a hats-off as he led his team towards glory with his incredible role as a skipper and batsman.
Gambhir became the fourth highest scorer in his league as he managed to score as astounding 501 runs in 15 innings. His opening partner Robin Uthappa followed close at 294 runs. Yusuf Pathan scored 361 runs in 13 innings, a commendable job. Pathan is expected to play for the riders next season too, as he single-handedly drove his team to success on several occasions.
The Kolkata Knight Riders team players gracefully succumbed to their loss last season, although their bowlers impressed fans with spinners such as Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla sharing 22 wickets between them. However, Andre Russell took over the throne as the highest wicket taker with 22 wickets. Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav followed at 10 wickets each. Shakid Al Hasan however didn’t get a chance to prove his worth.
This season, Gautam Gambhir will once again lead the batting department, with a strong team featuring Manish Pandey, Surya kumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan and Shakid Al Hasan. The bowling department features Sunil Narine, Piysuh Chawla and Umesh Yadav, nominating Laxmipathy Balaji as their bowling coach.
The Kolkata Knight Riders team managed to gain the likes of Trent Boult, Chris Woakes, and Darren Bravo in the recent auctions. Having to uphold his reputation of being a great bowler, Trent Boult is eager to prove his worth for this season’s IPL. Chris Woakes will provide his brilliant skills with the bat and ball as his contribution to being a new member of the team, leading his team to certain glory. The left handed batsman from West Indies, Darren Bravo, is a strong, dominating batsman, who will give his new team a chance to experiment with the batting orders this season.
With such a strong and balanced team to count on, the Riders will not be in doubt about their chances of winning this season’s IPL. Jacques Kallis is making it a point to learn from his previous errors, working on his skills alone as well as, as a part of the team, so that the entire team can play in a harmonious and well balanced act. These joint efforts from some of the most amazing players in the world are sure to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders team to a timely success.
kkr Team players list :
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|Gautam Gambhir (Captain)||Colin de Grandhomme (Andre Russell’s replacement)|
|Kuldeep Yadav||Sunil Narine|
|Manish Pandey||Shakib Al Hasan|
|Piyush Chawla||Chris Lynn|
|Robin Uthappa||Trend Boult|
|Sheldon Jackson||Chris Woakes|
|Suryakumar Yadav||Nathan Coulter-Nile|
|Ankit Rajpoot||Rovman Powell|
|Umesh Yadav||Darren Bravo|
|R Sanjay Yadav|