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A Look at Kolkata Knight Riders Team of IPL 2023


Cricket  •  29 Mar, 2023  •  6,263 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Get ready to don your purple and gold, KKR fans, because today we're talking about the Kolkata Knight Riders! Kolkata Knight Riders are one of the most popular teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Knight Riders have a storied history of thrilling performances and championship victories.

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Founded in 2008, the team is co-owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla, and her spouse Jay Mehta. Kolkata Knight Riders quickly made a name for themselves as a team to watch, thanks to a roster of top-notch players, including the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Chris Gayle, and Sunil Narine.

The Knight Riders clinched their first IPL title in 2012, under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. They went on to capture the championship once again in 2014, making them one of the most successful teams in the league.

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Let's take a look at the tentative squad of Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2023 season:

Captain

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Batters

Shreyas Iyer, the talented Indian cricketer, is the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Known for his aggressive batting style and impeccable leadership skills, Iyer led Delhi Capitals to their first IPL final in 2020 and continues to inspire his team to great heights. Unfortunately for KKR, he will not be present for the entire season due to an injury. Nitish Rana will be taking his place as the interim Captain.

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Kolkata Knight Riders have a great explosive middle-order unit that can score runs at a high run rate. This helps them add some extra 15-20 runs which can prove to be game-defining at times. They have a good range of power hitters like Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Litton Das, and others.

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Bowlers

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New Zealand's Captain, Tim Southee would be looking to lead the pace bowling unit along with Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, and others.

In the spin bowling department, KKR boasts a great unit. They have one of the greatest T-20 bowlers of all time, Sunil Naraine. He will be supported by Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, and others.

All-Rounders

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KKR has always been equipped with quality All-rounders in their team. This will continue in the 2023 season as they'll be entering the season with the likes of Andre Russell, Shakib al Hasan, Sunil Naraine, David Wiese, and others. Each one of these players can turn the game in KKR's favor. Sunil Naraine is as good a batter, as he is a bowler. He holds the record for scoring the joint 2nd fastest fifty in IPL.

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Andre Russell and Shakib al Hasan have time and again proved their capabilities. They're equally good in all departments. A team with a good set of All-Rounders will always be a favorite to win the Indian Premier League.

Here's the tentative list of Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2023 season:

  • Shreyas Iyer - Batsmen
  • Nitish Rana (c) - Batsmen
  • Venkatesh Iyer - All-Rounder
  • Andre Russell - All-Rounder
  • Sunil Narine - All-Rounder
  • Umesh Yadav - Bowler
  • Tim Southee - Bowler
  • Harshit Rana - Bowler
  • Varun Chakravarthy - Bowler
  • Anukul Roy - All-Rounder
  • Rinku Singh - Batsmen
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz - Batsman/Wicket-keeper
  • Shardul Thakur - Bowler
  • Lockie Ferguson - Bowler
  • N Jagadeesan - Batsmen
  • Vaibhav Arora - Bowler
  • Suyash Sharma - Bowler
  • David Wiese - All-Rounder
  • Kulwant Khejroliya - Bowler
  • Litton Das - Wicket-keeper
  • Mandeep Singh - Batsmen
  • Shakib Al Hasan - All-Rounder

Conclusion

With a strong core of players, a dedicated fan base, and a commitment to excellence, the Kolkata Knight Riders are sure to continue dominating the field for years to come. So get ready to cheer them on as they aim for yet another IPL championship!

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