Kolkata Knight Riders 2020: KKR Team Squad, KKR Schedule and Stats

Kolkata Knight Riders is a glamorous  team owned by Bollywood celebrity Sharukhan. KKR has won 2 IPL titles both under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. Can’t forget that 158 runs which Brendom Mccullum scored against RCB in the inaugural match of IPL 2008.

Currently the team is undergoing a transition period under the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik. The team is grooming youngsters like Shubman Gill, Nitesh Rana and Prasidh Krishna to become match-winners.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a T20 franchise team in the India Premier League (IPL). The KKR franchise is owned by the famous Bollywood actor, Shah Rukh Khan and actress Juhi Chawla. KKR featured in the IPL playoff for the first time in the IPL 2011 edition.

KKP became the IPL Champions for the first time in 2012 after beating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an exciting final. They repeated the feat with IPL Trophy in 2014 when KKR beat Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2014 Play off finals.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Wiki

Captain Dinesh Karthik
Vice-Captain  Not Announced
Ambassador(s) Shah Rukh Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders Jersey Purple with accents of Gold
Theme Song Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo
Major Rival(s) Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians
Logo A flaming Purple Knight’s helmet with gold outline and the team name inscribed.

KKR’s Administration and Support Staff

PositionName
CEO and Managing Director Venky Mysore
Team & Cricket Operations ManagerNA
Head CoachBrendon McCullum
Batting CoachDavid Hussey
Bowling CoachKyle Mills
Fielding Coach James Foster
Strength and Conditioning CoachChris Donaldson
PhysiotherapistKamlesh Jain

KKR’s Home Ground

The iconic Eden Gardends in Kolkata is home to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This is the second largest cricket ground in India with a capacity of around 90,000. This stadium is owned and maintained by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

KKR’s Performance in previous IPL Editions –

SeasonLeague standingFinal standing
20086th out of 8League stage
20098th out of 8League stage
20106th out of 8League stage
20114th out of 10Playoffs
20121st out of 9Champions
20137th out of 9League stage
20141st out of 8Champions
20155th out of 8League stage
20164th out of 8Playoffs
20173rd out of 8Playoffs
20183rd out of 8Playoffs
20195th out of 8League stage

Kolkata Knight Riders Stats

KKR’s All-time Batting Stats

Most Runs: Robin Uthappa : 4411
Most Centuries:0
Most Fifties: Robin Uthappa : 24
Fastest Fifty:Yusuf Pathan : 15 balls
Fastest Century: NA
Best Batting Average:Chris Lynn : 33.68
Best Strike Rate:Andre Russell : 369.23
Most Sixes:Robin Uthappa : 156
Most Fours:Robin Uthappa : 435
Highest Individual Score: Dinesh Karthik : 97*

KKR’s All-time Bowling Stats

Most Wickets: Piyush Chawla : 150
Best Economy:Sunil Narine : 6.67
Best Bowling Figures: Sunil Narine : 4-19-5
Best Bowling Average:Nathan Coulter-Nile : 19.97
Most Maidens: Sunil Narine : 3
Most Runs Conceded:Ryan McLaren : 4-60-2
Most 4 Wickets: Sunil Narine : 6
Most Dot Balls: Piyush Chawla : 1109

Kolkata Knight Riders Fan Base

KKR has a large following on social media. They are a very popular Franchise, they have over 22 Million followers across all social media platforms combined.

PlatformFollowersLink
Kolkata Knight Riders Instagram1.5Mhttps://www.instagram.com/kkriders/
Kolkata Knight Riders Twitter4.1Mhttps://twitter.com/KKRiders
Kolkata Knight Riders Facebook16Mhttps://www.facebook.com/KolkataKnightRiders/
Kolkata Knight Riders YouTube346Khttps://www.youtube.com/user/kkrofficial

Kolkata Knight Riders full squad for IPL 2020

Here is a complete list of players in Kolkata Knight Riders KKR 2020 Team –

PLAYERROLE
Nitish RanaBatsman
Andre RussellAll-rounder
Manimaran SiddharthBowler
Sandeep WarrierBowler
Shubman GillAll-rounder
Kuldeep YadavBowler
Harry GurneyBowler
Kamlesh NagarkotiAll-rounder
Sunil NarineBowler
Chris GreenBowler
Varun ChakravarthyAll-rounder
Pat CumminsBowler
Siddhesh LadBatsman
Rinku SinghBatsman
Shivam MaviAll-rounder
Tom BantonWicket Keeper
Rahul TripathiBatsman
Dinesh KarthikWicket Keeper
Lockie FergusonBowler
Pravin TambeBowler
Nikhil NaikBatsman
Prasidh KrishnaBowler
Eoin MorganMiddle Order Batsman

Kolkata Knight Riders full schedule for IPL 2020

MatchDate & TimeVenue
KKR vs MIWed, 23 September 2020, 7:30PM ISTSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR vs SRHSat, 26 September 2020, 7:30PM ISTSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR vs RRWed, 30 September 2020, 7:30PM ISTDubai International Cricket Stadium
KKR vs DCSat, 3 October 2020, 7:30PM ISTSharjah Cricket Stadium
KKR vs CSKWed, 7 October 2020, 7:30PM ISTSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR vs KXIPSat, 10 October 2020, 3:30PM ISTSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR vs RCBMon, 12 October 2020, 7:30PM ISTSharjah Cricket Stadium
KKR vs MIFri, 16 October 2020, 7:30PM ISTSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR vs SRHSun, 18 October 2020, 3:30PM ISTSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR vs RCBWed, 21 October 2020, 7:30PM ISTSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR vs DCSat, 24 October 2020, 3:30PM ISTSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR vs KXIPMon, 26 October 2020, 7:30PM ISTSharjah Cricket Stadium
KKR vs CSKThu, 29 October 2020, 7:30PM ISTDubai International Cricket Stadium
KKR vs RRSun, 1 November 2020, 7:30PM ISTDubai International Cricket Stadium

IPL 2020 Match Timings (UAE And India)
Watch IPL 2020 Night matches will start at 07:30 PM IST (6:00 PM UAE) and IPL 2020 Day matches will start at 3:30 Pm IST (2:00 PM UAE).

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