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“Kolkata Knight Riders” (KKR) Squad
The Kolkata Knight Riders (also known by the acronym KKR) are a franchise cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta.
The team is currently captained by Gautam Gambhir and coached by Jacques Kallis, a former player of the team. The home of the Knight Riders is Eden Gardens, the largest cricket stadium in India and the second largest in the world by seating capacity.
The official theme of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (we will act, fight and win!) and the official colours are purple and gold. The brand value of the Knight Riders was estimated at $86 million in 2015, the highest valuation amongst all eight teams by a margin.
The former team included all-rounders Chris Gayle, David Hussey, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Angelo Mathews, batsman Ricky Ponting and wicket keepers Brendon McCullum and Wriddhiman Saha. The main bowlers were Umar Gul, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Ajit Agarkar and Murali Karthik. Australian batsman Brad Hodge and bowlers Ajantha Mendis and Charl Langeveldt were bought outside the IPL auction in late 2008.
In 2017 Indian Premier League auction they had bought New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult, English all rounder Chris Woakes , Australian Nathan Coulter-Nile , West Indian Darren Bravo and Jamaican Rovman Powell. The Indian players included Rishi Dhawan , Ishank Jaggi, Sayan Ghosh and R Sanjay Yadav. Andre Russell was banned for doping so he was further replaced by Colin de Grandhomme from New Zealand.
Captain – Gautam Gambhir
Coach – Jacques Kallis
- Shahrukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment)
- Juhi Chawla
- Jay Mehta (Mehta Group)
City – Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Home Ground – Eden Gardens, Kolkat
Indian Premiere League Wins – 2 (2012, 2014)