|1||18 April||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bangalore||Won by 140 runs, MoM- Brendon McCullum 158* (73)|
|2||20 April||Deccan Chargers||Kolkata||Won by 5 wickets, MoM- David Hussey 38* (43)|
|3||26 April||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 9 wickets|
|4||29 April||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata||Lost by 7 wickets|
|5||1 May||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Lost by 45 runs|
|6||3 May||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Lost by 9 runs|
|7||8 May||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata||Won by 5 runs, MoM- Sourav Ganguly 20 (22) and 1/7 (3 overs)|
|8||11 May||Deccan Chargers||Hyderabad||Won by 23 runs, MoM- Sourav Ganguly 91 (57), 2/25 (4 overs) and 2 catches|
|9||13 May||Delhi Daredevils||Kolkata||Won by 23 runs, MoM- Shoaib Akhtar 4/11 (3 overs)|
|10||16 May||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Lost by 8 wickets|
|11||18 May||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata||Lost by 3 runs (decided by D/L method due to rain interruption)|
|12||20 May||Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata||Lost by 6 wickets|
|13||22 May||Delhi Daredevils||Delhi||Match abandoned due to rain|
|14||25 May||Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata||Won by 3 wickets, MoM- Umar Gul 4/23 (4 overs) and 24 (11)|
|Overall record of 6 – 7 (One match abandoned)
Failed to make Semifinals, ended 6/8
Kolkata Knight Riders
|Kolkata Knight Riders|
|কলকাতা নাইট রাইডার্স|
|City||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Owner(s)||Shahrukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment)
Juhi Chawla, Jai Mehta (Mehta Group)
|Head coach||Trevor Bayliss|
|IPL wins||1 (2012)|
Kolkata Knight Riders (Bengali: কলকাতা নাইট রাইডার্স, often abbreviated as KKR) is a cricket franchise representing Kolkata in the Indian Premier League and owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's company Red Chillies Entertainment in partnership with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta from the Mehta Group. The team is currently captained by Gautam Gambhir and coached by Trevor Bayliss, a former Australian cricketer. The bowling legend, Wasim Akram is the team's bowling consultant and mentor. Sourav Ganguly, who was the team's Icon Player for the first three seasons, captained the side in the first and third seasons of the tournament while Brendon McCullum led the team in the intervening period. The team won its first title in 2012 by defeating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets at their home ground in Chennai.
The official theme of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (We will do, We will Fight, We will Win) and the official colors are purple and gold. The brand value of the Kolkata Knight Riders was estimated at $57.5 million in 2011, ranking third amongst all ten teams. Although the team has gained immense popularity due to its association with celebrity owners, it was surrounded with controversy and poor on-field performance through the first three years of the tournament. The team's performance, however, improved from the fourth season as it qualified for the IPL playoffs and made it to the Champions League Twenty20. They eventually became the IPL champions for the first time in 2012.
The leading run-scorer of the side is Gautam Gambhir, while the leading wicket-taker is Lakshmipathy Balaji. The home of the Kolkata Knight Riders is Eden Gardens, the largest cricket stadium in India. It is also one of the largest stadiums in Asia, together with Salt Lake Stadium which is also in Kolkata and May Day Stadium in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Franchise history 
In 2008, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) created the cricket tournament Indian Premier League based on the Twenty20 form of the game. Eight teams would participate in the inaugural tournament held in April – June of the same year. The teams representing the eight different cities of India were put up on auction in Mumbai on 20 February. The team representing Kolkata was eventually bought by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's company Red Chillies Entertainment in partnership with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta for a price of $75.09 million ( 357 crores). Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian national team, a native of West Bengal and nicknamed The Bengal Tiger,Dada,The Prince of Kolkata was named as the Icon Player for the team. He was also appointed as captain of the team.
Indian Premier League 
2008 IPL season 
The Kolkata Knight Riders made a good start to the season by winning their first two matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Deccan Chargers. Kolkata Knight Riders' opening batsman Brendon McCullum scored 158 runs in the first match. However, the team began to experience failures and lost the next four matches. The team managed to stage a comeback of sorts by winning the next three matches, helped by strong performances by Sourav Ganguly and Shoaib Akhtar. But their performance dipped again and they lost the next three matches. These included their match against Mumbai Indians, in which they were bowled out for 67 runs, the lowest score by a team in the IPL 2008 season. When their match against Delhi Daredevils was washed out due to rain, they lost any chance of making it to the semi finals. The Knight Riders ended their season on a winning note by defeating Kings XI Punjab on their home ground.
The team faced various issues in its first season such as team composition, Ganguly's choice of batting first in the game against Chennai Super Kings, entertainment tax being imposed for matches played at Eden Gardens. Shahrukh Khan was barred by the International Cricket Council from entering the dressing room of the team when matches were in progress. He then issued a statement that he would be boycotting the remaining matches of the IPL until the code of conduct was clarified by the IPL authorities.
2009 IPL season 
The season was by far the worse in the history of the franchise. Kolkata Knight Riders finished at the bottom of the ranking table with three wins and ten losses including a string of nine successive defeats. KKR was among the least active franchises during the offseason, with no player trades. However, the team signed Mohnish Parmar during the offseason and also re-signed Ajantha Mendis to a long term deal.
On 18 April 2009 a blog by an anonymous author claiming to be a member of the team surfaced on the web. The blog was controversial from the start, giving unflattering nicknames to players, coaches, and owners of KKR and other teams, telling sordid stories, and showing most of them in a very negative light. The blog rapidly became popular and created a lot of media frenzy. The blog worsened an already bad season for KKR, which lost most of their games, had controversies surrounding their coach, John Buchanan, and frequently changed captains, including Sourav Ganguly and Brendon McCullum based on a series of theories discussing "multiple-captains". In August 2010, Bangalore based marketing specialist Anupam Mukerji revealed himself to be the person behind the blog. He said he had "never met a cricketer in his life", and was just making up stories. He never expected it to become this big, he remarked, adding that the Fake Player ended up getting legitimized by the media frenzy. He was inspired by the popularity of a similar blog by Fake Steve Jobs, and the Richard Gere movie The Hoax.
KKR also set up a Talent Resource Development Wing (TRDW) in 2009 to spot local talent nationwide. This was based on BCCI's 2002–06 model which had discovered talents like MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina. The wing was headed by Makarand Wainganker, who had first initiated the TRDW concept for the KSCA. However, Wainganker eventually resigned after persistent disagreements with John Buchanan over team selection and Buchanan's "multiple captains" theory. KKR were the first team in IPL to select their cheerleaders by a talent hunt show called Knights and Angels, judged by Sourav Ganguly and other guest stars and hosted by Bollywood actor Purab Kohli. However, the six girls who were part of the winning team did not get a chance to perform during the 2009 season since local authorities only allowed South African cheerleaders to be hired. Despite not performing, they were presented with the opportunity to accompany the team and watch the matches in South Africa in a nine days all-expense paid trip.
Despite the poor on field performance of the team and its struggle at the bottom of the points table, the Kolkata Knight Riders has been ranked as the richest team in the tournament with a brand value of $42.1 million. The study conducted by a UK-based international brand valuation consultancy took into account various revenue lines such as broadcasting, IPL sponsorship, team sponsorship, merchandising and gate receipts as well as the effect of performance, the catchment population of the city, the capacity of the stadium and the presence of iconic players.
2010 IPL season 
The Kolkata Knight Riders traded Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques for Manoj Tiwary and Owais Shah. At the Player auctions they managed to successfully buy Shane Bond in the silent tie-breaker against competing bids from Deccan Chargers for $1.3 million. Ganguly was once again given the captaincy of KKR, after the team ended at the bottom in the second season. The coach John Buchanan was replaced by Dav Whatmore.
The Kolkata Knight Riders had a fantastic start to the season with two consecutive wins against Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore. That was followed by three defeats at the hands of Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. The Knight Riders then made a come back by winning most of their homes games against Kings XI Punjab, Deccan Chargers and Delhi Daredevils. Despite being tied at 14 point with The Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore, a lesser NRR maint they eventually finished sixth on the point table.
2011 IPL season 
In this edition of the IPL, the Kolkata Knight Riders decided to revamp the team, starting with a new look and by changing the entire set of players. Sourav Ganguly, the team's Icon player and the previous year's captain was dropped in the IPL auction held earlier that year. Gautam Gambhir, who was bought for a record-breaking $2.4 million was appointed as skipper. KKR also managed to buy Yusuf Pathan for $ 2.1 million. Other international names were added to the sq, including allrounder Shakib Al Hasan from Bangladesh, Jacques Kallis, Brett Lee and Ryan ten Doeschate. Brad Haddin was replaced by Mark Boucher in mid-season due to a finger injury he sustained during practice.
The Kolkata Knight Riders had a disappointing start of season, losing to Chennai Super Kings by 2 runs. But they came back stronger, winning their next three matches against Deccan Chargers and Rajasthan Royals at Kolkata and Jaipur respectively. After two consecutive defeats in their home ground, the team had a string of wins against Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers. They went on to win two of the remaining four matches; one against Chennai super kings in Kolkata and the other against Pune Warriors India in Navi Mumbai which enabled them to qualify for the playoffs for the first time. In the eliminator they lost to Mumbai Indians owing to a last over by Lakshmipathy Balaji which conceded 21 runs, losing their chance to enter the semi-finals for the first time.
In the 2011 edition of the IPL, Sourav Ganguly was not picked by the owners and team officials. This created a huge uproar in Kolkata. The angry fans created a protest group called No Dada No KKR. This was followed by a silent protest rally, signature campaigns throughout the country and abroad and stadium protests. But the uproar came to an halt and the fans' reactions gradually improved as the team's performance began to improve and the Eden Gardens stadium began to witness a huge capacity. KKR finished amongst the top of teams after the completion of the mid season game-play.
2012 IPL season 
Due to the disbanding of Kochi Tuskers Kerala, each team played the remaining eight teams twice, once at home and once away. Therefore each team played 16 matches. KKR bought back Brendon McCullum for $900,000 and West Indies Sunil Narine for $700,000. They also bought South-African Marchant de Lange for $50,000. The team replaced coach Dav Whatmore by Trevor Bayliss. Kolkata Knight Riders also launched a new marketing campaign titled “New Dawn. New Knights” and a new logo. The 2012 IPL was the most successful season for the franchise, winning the IPL trophy for the first time in IPL history. KKR got off to a poor start in the tournament, losing their first two games against Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals. However, they fought back with consecutive wins over Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. In the next match, however, they messed up an easy chase against Kings XI Punjab, losing narrowly by 2 runs. KKR's West Indian spinner Sunil Narine took the only five-wicket haul of the tournament (5–19) in that match and despite his team losing, he was declared as the Man of The Match. KKR then went on to win six matches in a row (except for a washed-out match against Deccan Chargers). However, the team's performances dipped in the following two matches, losing against Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Eventually the team had a timely return to form, when they beat Mumbai Indians and Pune Warriors India in successive away matches, with the side bowling economically to defend average totals. This earned a second place finish for the team at the end of the league stage and a semi-final match against Delhi Daredevils. An all-round performance from them saw Delhi being defeated by 18 runs, and KKR also qualifying for their maiden IPL final.
The final between the Knight Riders and the defending two-time champions Chennai Super Kings was held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium. A hamstring injury to Lakshmipathy Balaji resulted the inclusion of Australian Brett Lee and this inclusion of another foreign player required the team to leave out their wicket-keeper batsman Brendon McCullum of New Zealand to maintain the cap of 4 foreign players. Wicket-keeper batsman Manvinder Bisla was brought in to replace McCullum. The team eventually won the match with the help of some impressive batting performance by Bisla (89 from 48 balls) and Jacques Kallis (69 from 49 balls) to become the champions of the tournament for the first time. Manvinder Bisla was declared Man of the Match and Sunil Narine was named Man of the Series.
There were some eye-catching performers for KKR in IPL 5, particularly on the bowling front. Sunil Narine was the second-highest wicket-taker as well as player of the tournament, and also had the best economy rate in the tournament. Lakshmipathy Balaji had the second best economy rate. Shakib Al Hasan, Iqbal Abdulla, Yusuf Pathan, Brett Lee, and Jacques Kallis also starred with the ball. The batting was led by skipper Gautam Gambhir, who was the second-highest run-getter of the tournament and scored 6 half-centuries out of a total of 11 from his team. Manvinder Bisla, McCullum, and Manoj Tiwary all contributed a half-century, and Kallis scored two, while Debabrata Das played an excellent finishing role for them. Manvinder Bisla was their star performer in the final, playing a match winning knock
The state of West Bengal set up a grand felicitation involving Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and Governor of West Bengal M K Narayanan . The Cricket Association of Bengal gifted the 17 members of the team with gold chain each and mementos. A victory parade for the team members was also organized on 28 May beginning from Hazra, Writers Building to the Eden Garden stadium where ten thousand spectators came to cheer for the team during a one-hour celebration that was compared to the India's World Cup victory lap at the Wankhede in Mumbai the year before. However, the celebration received criticism from media and certain political parties and has been ridiculed by some pols of society as it had only been organised for a club team. Shahrukh Khan, the team's co-owner and the state's brand ambassador, defended the decision. "
Champions League Twenty20 
2011 CLT20 season 
KKR's top four finish meant they would now participate in the qualifying league for the 2011 Champions League Twenty20, held from 19 to 21 September. Captain Gautam Gambhir wasn't able to lead the team during the qualifying stage, as he has been recovering from an injury he sustained during a Test match between India and England at The Oval. Jacques Kallis was the appointed captain in Gambhir's absence. However, Gambhir returned to lead the team in the Group stage. KKR was also without the services of Eoin Morgan, who was due to have a shoulder surgery, and Mark Boucher who was playing for Warriors.
They were drawn along with Somerset and Auckland Aces in Pool B. Both of their matches were initially to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, but was later moved to the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. They recorded a 2-run victory in their first match against Auckland Aces, thanks to brilliant spells from Iqbal Abdulla and Yusuf Pathan. Their next match against Somerset Sabres ended in a 11-run defeat. However, both teams qualified for the main tournament by finishing on a better NRR+ than Sri Lankan franchise Ruhuna Rhinos of Pool A.
The team was later placed with Somerset, Southern Redbacks, Warriors and fellow IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore in Group B. They lost their first two matches against Somerset Sabres and Southern Redbacks. They made an impressive comeback by winning the last two games, first by 9 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore and a rain affected 22 run victory by (D/L) against Warriors. However, despite being tied on points, they could not make the semi-final due to a lesser NRR+ than the Royal Challengers. They ended up fifth on the overall points table.
2012 CLT20 Season 
KKR's maiden IPL victory in 2012 meant that they would now participate in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 which was held in South Africa. They were in Group A along with Delhi Daredevils, Perth Scorchers, Auckland Aces and Titans. But disappointingly, they were eliminated in the group stage itself, winning only one game against the Titans, which they did so with a record breaking 99 run margin. This was the highest victory margin ever recorded in the CLT20 tournament. Losses to Delhi Daredevils and Auckland Aces followed by a washed out game against Perth meant that KKR finished 3rd in Group A and failed to qualify for the knock out stages of the tournament.
Initially, when Kolkata knight Riders were first introduced in 2008, the logo of the team consisted of a blazing golden Viking helmet against a black background with the name of the team Kolkata Knight Riders written in gold next to it. However, the black background was changed to purple in the third season. In 2012, a new logo, which consist of a blazing purple Corinthian helmet trimmed with gold, with Kolkata Knight Rider written within a shield has been introduced. The name Knight Riders has been chosen keeping in view the kids and the youth.
The tag line of the team was "All the King's Men" during the first four season. However, in the fifth it was replaced by "New Dawn, New Knights". The team's official colours were black and gold during the first two seasons. Khan explained that "golden symbolizes spirit of life and black presents the Goddess Kali. " It was later changed to purple and gold during the third season and was kept so. The jersey was created by Bollywood fashion designer Manish Malhotra.
The main theme of the team Korbo, Lorbo, Jitbo Re (We will do it, Fight for it, Win it) has been created by Vishal-Shekhar duo. A Knight Rider album with several singers and music composers including Usha Uthup and Bappi Lahiri was also created. In 2009, A music video for one of the songs from the album, called "Too Hot, Too cool" directed by Farah Khan and featuring Khan and some of the members of the team was filmed in helipad area in Film City, Mumbai. The theme of the video centred around the African wild life as the IPL 2's venue had been shifted to South Africa at the time.
Home ground 
The home venue of the Knight Riders is the iconic Eden Gardens (with the two ends of the crease called called the High Court End and the Pavilion End). Owned by the Cricket Association of Bengal, it is the largest cricket stadium in India by seating capacity of 70,000. In 2011, the stadium was renovated to meet the standards set by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the 2011 World Cup. The renovated stadium includes a new clubhouse and players' facilities, upgrading the exterior wall, cladding the existing roof structure with a new metal skin, and general infrastructure improvements. In 2013, two of its home matches will be hosted by the JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi.
Administration and Coaching staff 
- Owners – Shahrukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment) in partnership with Juhi Chawla, Jai Mehta (Mehta Group).
- Brand ambassador – Shahanshah E Azam.
- Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director – Venky Mysore
- Director – Joy Bhattacharya
- Coach – John Buchanan (2008–2009), Dav Whatmore (2010–2011), Trevor Bayliss (2012–present).
- Assistant Coach – Vijay Dahiya
- Bowling coach and mentor – Brett Lee
- Physiotherapist- Andrew Leipus
- Physical Trainer – Adrian Le Roux
- Mental Skills Coach – Rudi Webster
- Team Analyst – A. R. Srikkanth
Sponsors and Partners 
Finnish multinational communications corporation – Nokia is the official founding sponsor of the Kolkata Knight Riders, while Reebok is their official apparel sponsor. Kolkata Knight Riders have 18 sponsors, the highest among all teams. Some of the principal sponsors for the team include kit kat, Royal Stag, Dish TV, Linc Pen. Associate sponsors and official partners include Coca Cola, Gitanjali Group, Rose Valley, The Telegraph (Kolkata), SB Nation, Doublemint and Amity University.
Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team was the icon player and led the Kolkata franchise in the inaugural season 2008 and 2010. He was released during the 2011 season. The earlier team also included all rounders Chris Gayle, David Hussey, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Angelo Mathews, wicket keeper batsmen Brendon McCullum, Wriddhiman Saha. The main bowlers are Shane Bond, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Ajit Agarkar and Murali Karthik. Australian batsman Bradley Hodge and Sri Lankan bowler Ajantha Mendis were bought outside IPL Auction on 2008.
At the 2009 auction the team bought Bangladeshi all-rounder Mashrafe Mortaza. It also includes Charl Langeveldt who was signed outside of the auction. Due to unavailability of Pakistani players in 2009, KKR had to suspend contract of key performer from the 2008 season Umar Gul. On 26 April 2009, KKR administration sent back two of its players Akash Chopra and Sanjay Bangar on the premises of poor performance. Shane Bond was the latest KKR acquisition after releasing Ricky Ponting, Morne van Wyk, Umar Gul, Salman Butt, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Akhtar for IPL III. Moises Henriques was traded to Delhi in return for Owais Shah and Manoj Tiwary. Their international players for the 2010 season were – Shane Bond, Mashrafe Mortaza, Brendon McCullum, Charl Langeveldt, Ajantha Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Brad Hodge, David Hussey, Owais Shah and Chris Gayle.
In the 2011 season, KKR drastically revamped their squad. Former captain and icon player Sourav Ganguly was not purchased in the January auction. The team appointed Gautam Gambhir, who was bought for a record-breaking $2.4 million as skipper. Yusuf Pathan was also picked up for a whopping $ 2.1 million. Other international names who were added include Shakib Al Hasan, Brad Haddin, Jacques Kallis, Brett Lee, Ryan ten Doeschate, Eoin Morgan, James Pattinson. Haddin was replaced by Mark Boucher mid-season due to injury.
In the 2012 auction, KKR bought back their former batsman, Brendon McCullum. They also acquired West Indian spinner Sunil Narine and South African fast bowler Marchant de Lange. The team later added four domestic players to their squad, including Debabrata Das and Iresh Saxena from Bengal, Saurashtra's Chirag Jani and Sanju Samson from Kerala.
In November 2012, KKR released four players from their team : Iresh Saxena, Chirag Jani, Sanju Samson and Jaydev Unadkat. In the 2013 auction, the team bought two overseas players, Sachithra Senanayake and Ryan McLaren.
Complete Players List 
- In alphabetical order
|Year||Indian Premier League||Champions League Twenty20|
|2008||Group stage (6/8)||Cancelled (DNQ)|
|2009||Group stage (8/8)||DNQ|
|2010||Group stage (6/8)||DNQ|
|2011||Play-offs (4/10)||Group stage (5/13)|
|2012||Champions (1/9)||Group stage (6/14)|
- DNQ = Did Not Qualify
Current squad 
- Players with international caps are listed in bold.
- denotes a player who is currently injured/unavailable.
- denotes a player who is unavailable for the entire season.
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|05||Gautam Gambhir||14 October 1981||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break||Captain|
|09||Manoj Tiwary||14 November 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|16||Eoin Morgan||10 September 1986||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||Overseas|
|63||Debabrata Das||22 September 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|–||Paras Dogra||19 November 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|03||Jacques Kallis||16 October 1975||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Vice-captain, Overseas|
|06||Laxmi Ratan Shukla||6 May 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|22||Rajat Bhatia||22 October 1979||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|23||Ryan McLaren||9 February 1983||Left-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Overseas|
|27||Ryan ten Doeschate||30 June 1980||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast||Overseas|
|75||Shakib Al Hasan||24 March 1987||Left-handed||Slow left arm orthodox||Overseas|
|999||Yusuf Pathan||17 November 1982||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|–||Sumit Narwal||16 April 1982||Left-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|24||Brad Haddin||23 October 1977||Right-handed||–||Overseas|
|36||Manvinder Bisla||28 December 1984||Right-handed||–|
|42||Brendon McCullum||27 September 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Overseas|
|01||Sarabjit Ladda||10 July 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|04||James Pattinson||3 May 1990||Left-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Overseas|
|08||Pradeep Sangwan||5 November 1990||Right-handed||Left-arm medium-fast|
|14||Shami Ahmed||9 March 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|18||Sachithra Senanayake||9 February 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Overseas|
|21||Iqbal Abdulla||2 December 1989||Left-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|55||Lakshmipathy Balaji||27 September 1981||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|58||Brett Lee||8 November 1976||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Overseas|
|74||Sunil Narine||26 May 1988||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||Overseas|
Player salaries 
Signed / Renewed
|Shakib Al Hasan||2011||$425,000|
|Ryan ten Doeschate||2011||$150,000|
IPL Fixtures and Results 
Overall results 
Result Summary 
|Chennai Super Kings||2008–2012||10||4||6||0||0||40.00|
|Kings XI Punjab||2008–2013||11||6||5||0||0||55.00|
|Pune Warriors India||2011–2012||4||4||0||0||0||100.00|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||2008–2013||11||5||6||0||0||47.33|
|Kochi Tuskers Kerala||2011||2||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Teams now defunct|
2008 IPL season 
2009 IPL season 
|19 April||Deccan Chargers||Cape Town||Lost by 8 wickets|
|21 April||Kings XI Punjab||Durban||Won by 11 runs (D/L Method), MoM- Chris Gayle 44* (26)|
|23 April||Rajasthan Royals||Port Elizabeth||Lost by 15 runs in Super Over|
|25 April||Chennai Super Kings||Cape Town||Match abandoned due to intermittent rain|
|27 April||Mumbai Indians||Port Elizabeth||Lost by 92 runs|
|29 April||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Durban||Lost by 5 wickets|
|1 May||Mumbai Indians||Durban||Lost by 9 runs|
|3 May||Kings XI Punjab||East London||Lost by 6 wickets|
|5 May||Delhi Daredevils||Durban||Lost by 9 wickets|
|10 May||Delhi Daredevils||Johannesburg||Lost by 7 Wickets|
|12 May||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pretoria||Lost by 6 wickets|
|16 May||Deccan Chargers||Port Elizabeth||Lost by 6 wickets|
|18 May||Chennai Super Kings||Pretoria||Won by 7 wickets, MoM- Brad Hodge 71* (44)|
|20 May||Rajasthan Royals||Durban||Won by 4 wickets, MoM- Laxmi Shukla 48* (46)|
|Overall record of 3 – 10 (One match abandoned)
Failed to make Semifinals, ended 8/8
2010 IPL season 
|12 March||Deccan Chargers||Navi Mumbai||Won by 11 runs, MoM- Angelo Mathews 65 (46) and 2/20 (4 overs)|
|14 March||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata||Won by 7 wickets, MoM- Manoj Tiwary 50 (29)|
|16 March||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata||Lost by 55 runs|
|20 March||Rajasthan Royals||Ahmedabad||Lost by 34 runs|
|22 March||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Lost by 7 wickets|
|27 March||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Won by 39 Runs, MoM- Manoj Tiwary 75 (47)|
|29 March||Delhi Daredevils||Delhi||Lost by 40 Runs|
|1 April||Deccan Chargers||Kolkata||Won by 24 Runs, MoM- Sourav Ganguly 88 (54)|
|4 April||Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata||Lost by 8 wickets|
|7 April||Delhi Daredevils||Kolkata||Won by 14 runs, MoM- Sourav Ganguly 56 (46)|
|10 April||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bangalore||Lost by 7 wickets|
|13 April||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 9 wickets|
|17 April||Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata||Won by 8 wickets, MoM- Jaydev Unadkat 3/26 (4 overs)|
|19 April||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata||Won by 9 wickets, MoM- Murali Kartik 2/20 (4 overs) and 2 catches|
|Overall record of 7 – 7
Failed to make Semifinals, ended 6/8
2011 IPL season 
|8 April||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 2 runs|
|11 April||Deccan Chargers||Kolkata||Won by 9 runs, MoM- Jacques Kallis 54 (42)|
|15 April||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Won by 9 wickets, MoM- Gautam Gambhir 75* (44)|
|17 April||Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata||Won by 8 wickets, MoM- Lakshmipathy Balaji 3/15 (3 overs)|
|20 April||Kochi Tuskers Kerala||Kolkata||Lost by 6 runs|
|22 April||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata||Lost by 9 wickets|
|28 April||Delhi Daredevils||Delhi||Won by 17 runs, MoM- Manoj Tiwary 61* (47)|
|30 April||Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata||Won by 8 wickets, MoM- Iqbal Abdulla 2/19 (4 overs)|
|3 May||Deccan Chargers||Hyderabad||Won by 20 runs, MoM- Yusuf Pathan 47* (26)|
|5 May||Kochi Tuskers Kerala||Kochi||Lost by 17 runs|
|7 May||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata||Won by 10 runs (D/L), MoM- Iqbal Abdulla 1/15 (4 overs)|
|14 May||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru||Lost by 4 wickets (D/L)|
|19 May||Pune Warriors India||Navi Mumbai||Won by 7 wickets, MoM- Yusuf Pathan 29 (25) and 2/23 (4 overs)|
|22 May||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata||Lost by 5 wickets|
|25 May (#Eliminator)||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Lost by 4 wickets|
|Overall Record of 8 – 7
Reached the Play-Offs and ended 4/10
Reached the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 Qualifying League
2012 IPL season 
|1||5 April||Delhi Daredevils||Kolkata||Lost by 8 wickets||Score Card|
|2||8 April||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Lost by 22 runs||Score Card|
|3||10 April||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru||Won by 42 runs, MoM – Lakshmipathy Balaji 4/18||Score Card|
|4||13 April||Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata||Won by 5 wickets, MoM – Shakib Al Hasan 3/17 & 16 (10)||Score Card|
|5||15 April||Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata||Lost by 2 runs, MoM – Sunil Narine 5/19||Score Card|
|6||18 April||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Won by 8 wickets, MoM – Gautam Gambhir 66* (44)||Score Card|
|7||22 April||Deccan Chargers||Cuttack||Won by 5 wickets,MoM – Brett Lee 1/15||Score Card|
|8||24 April||Deccan Chargers||Kolkata||Match Abandoned without a ball bowled||Scorecard|
|9||28 April||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata||Won by 47 runs,MoM – Gautam Gambhir 93 (51)||Score Card|
|10||30 April||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Won by 5 wickets, MoM- Gautam Gambhir 63(52)||Score Card|
|11||5 May||Pune Warriors India||Kolkata||Won by 7 runs, MoM – Sunil Narine 1/13||Score Card|
|12||7 May||Delhi Daredevils||New Delhi||Won by 6 wickets, MoM – Jacques Kallis 2/20,30 (27)||Score Card|
|13||12 May||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata||Lost by 27 runs||Score Card|
|14||14 May||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata||Lost by 5 wickets||Score Card|
|15||16 May||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Won by 32 runs, MoM – Sunil Narine 4/15||Score Card|
|16||19 May||Pune Warriors India||Pune||Won by 34 runs, MoM – Shakib Al Hasan 42 (30) & 2/18||Score Card|
|17||22 May||Delhi Daredevils (Qualifier 1)||Pune||Won by 18 runs, MoM – Yusuf Pathan 40* (21)||Score Card|
|18||27 May||Chennai Super Kings (Final)||Chennai||won by 5 wickets, MoM – Manvinder Bisla 89 (48)||Score Card|
|Overall Record of 12 – 5 (One match abandoned)
Champions of the 2012 Indian Premier League
Qualified for 2012 Champions League Twenty20
2013 IPL season 
|1||April 3, 2013||Delhi Daredevils||Kolkata||Won by 6 wickets, MoM - Sunil Narine 4/13|
|2||April 8, 2013||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Lost by 19 runs|
|3||April 11, 2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru||Lost by 8 Wickets|
|4||April 14, 2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kolkata||Won by 48 runs, MoM – Gautam Gambhir 53(45)||Score Card|
|5||April 16, 2013||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Lost by 4 Runs|
|6||April 20, 2013||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata||Lost by 4 Wickets|
|7||April 24, 2013||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata||Lost by 5 Wickets|
|8||April 26, 2013||Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata||Won by 6 Wickets, MoM – Jacques Kallis 2/14 (4 overs) and 44|
|9||April 28, 2013||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 14 runs|||
|10||May 1, 2013||Delhi Daredevils||Raipur||Lost by 7 wickets|||
|11||May 3, 2013||Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata||Won by 8 Wickets; MoM – Yusuf Pathan 49* (35)|
|12||May 7, 2013||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Lost by 65 Runs|
|13||May 9, 2013||Pune Warriors India||Pune||Won By 46 Runs; MoM – Gautam Gambhir 50(44)|
|14||May 12, 2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Ranchi||Won By 5 Wickets; MoM – Jacques Kallis 2/17 (4 overs) and 41(45)|
|15||May 14, 2013||Pune Warriors India||Ranchi||Lost by 7 runs|
|16||May 19, 2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad||TBD|
Overall results in CLT20 
|Year||Matches||Wins||Losses||No Result||Success Rate||Summary|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||2011–2011||1||1||0||0||0||100.00|
|South Australia Redbacks||2011–2011||1||0||1||0||0||0.00|
Note: SA Redbacks now no longer plays T20 Cricket.
2011 Champions League Twenty20 
|19 September (Qualifier #1)||Auckland Aces||Hyderabad||Won by 2 runs, MoM- Manvinder Bisla 45 (32)|
|21 September (Qualifier #2)||Somerset Sabres||Hyderabad||Lost by 11 runs|
|25 September||Somerset Sabres||Hyderabad||Lost by 5 wickets|
|27 September||South Australian Redbacks||Hyderabad||Lost by 19 runs|
|29 September||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bangalore||Won by 9 wickets, MoM- Jacques Kallis 64* (47) and 1/28 (4 Overs)|
|1 October||Chevrolet Warriors||Bangalore||Won by 22 runs (D/L)|
|Overall Record of 1–1 in the Qualifier and 2–2 in CLT20 2011
Failed to make Semifinals, ended 5/10 (13)
2012 Champions League Twenty20 
|13 October||Delhi Daredevils||Centurion||Lost by 52 runs|
|15 October||Auckland Aces||Cape Town||Lost by 7 wickets|
|17 October||Perth Scorchers||Durban||Match cancelled due to rain|
|21 October||Titans||Cape Town||Won by 99 runs, MoM – Debabrata Das – 43* (19)|
|Overall Record of 1–2 (One match abandoned) in CLT20 2012
Failed to make Semifinals, ended 6/10 (14)
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