Kolkata Knight Riders

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Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders Logo.svg
LeagueIndian Premier League
Personnel
CaptainDinesh Karthik
CoachBrendon McCullum[1]
OwnerRed Chillies Entertainment (55%)
Mehta Group (45%)[2]
Team information
CityKolkata, West Bengal, India
ColoursKKR
Founded2008
Home groundEden Gardens
Capacity68,000[3]
History
Indian Premier League wins2 (2012, 2014)
Official websitekkr.in

T20I kit

Kolkata Knight Riders in 2020

The Kolkata Knight Riders (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 home of the Knight Riders is the iconic Eden Gardens stadium.[4]

The franchise, which has gained immense popularity due to its association with celebrity owners, qualified for the IPL playoffs for the first time in 2011. They became the IPL champions in 2012, by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final. They repeated the feat in 2014, defeating Kings XI Punjab.[5] The Knight Riders hold the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s (14).[6]

The leading run-scorer of the side is Gautam Gambhir,[7] while the leading wicket-taker is Sunil Narine.[8] The official theme of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (we will perform, fight and win!) and the official colours are purple and gold. The brand value of the Knight Riders was estimated at $104 million in 2018, third highest among IPL franchises.[9]

Franchise history[edit]

Sourav Ganguly with the symbol of the Kolkata Knight Riders, flanked by Shah Rukh Khan on the left and Gauri Khan on the right.

In 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) created the cricket tournament Indian Premier League based on the Twenty20 form of the game.[10] 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, equal to approximately ₹2.98 billion at that time.[11] Sourav Ganguly, former captain of the Indian national team, a native of West Bengal and the current President of BCCI (Board Cricket Control of India) was named the Icon player for the team. The name of the team is a reference to the popular 1980s American television series Knight Rider.[12]

In June 2015, they bought a stake in the Caribbean Premier League cricket team Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel[13] and later in 2016, renamed it Trinbago Knight Riders.[14]

Livery[edit]

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 written in gold next to it. However, the black background was changed to purple in the third season. It was in 2012 that the current logo, which has a blazing purple Corinthian helmet trimmed with gold, with Kolkata Knight Riders written within a shield was introduced.[15]

The tagline of the team was "All the King's Men" during the first four seasons.[16] 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. At the time, Khan said that "golden symbolizes spirit of life and black presents the Goddess Kali."[16] 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.[16]

The main theme of the team Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (we will act, fight and win!) was scored by Vishal-Shekhar duo.[16] A Knight Riders album featuring several singers and music composers including Usha Uthup and Bappi Lahiri was also created.[17][18]

Rivalries[edit]

The Knight Riders have historically been a successful franchise in the IPL. This success has led to them having many rivalries among other teams.

Mumbai Indians[edit]

Both teams play in major markets as the Indians play in Mumbai and the Knight Riders play in Kolkata. The Mumbai Indians is the most successful IPL franchise with four championships but until Mumbai's third championship, both teams were tied with two championships. In the first two seasons of the IPL, Mumbai swept Kolkata in all four games. It was not until the 2010 IPL Season that Kolkata won against Mumbai. Both sides have been captained by Indian cricket legends at one point (Mumbai was captained by Sachin Tendulkar and Kolkata was captained by Sourav Ganguly). This rivalry has often played out in Mumbai's favor as they have won 19 games compared to Kolkata's 6 wins but has been known league wide as an exciting match-up. Both have played each other twice in the playoffs.[19]

In 2011, both teams played against each other in the Eliminator round as both franchises made their first playoff appearances. This marked the first time the two teams met in the playoffs. Mumbai won the match by four wickets and advanced to the next round, ultimately losing to the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

In 2012, both teams were chasing a playoff spot in the tournament. The game started out terribly for KKR as their batting side couldn't score runs. KKR picked up the pace and ended the inning with 140/7. Mumbai was expected to win at that point and started to attack quickly and started 60/2 with more than 10 overs left to play. Mumbai quickly collapsed and finished their innings with 108 runs and all out. Sunil Narine was named Man of the Match with 4 wickets and KKR eliminated MI from the playoffs. KKR won its first championship that season. Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan was handed a 5-year ban at Wankhede Stadium, home of the Mumbai Indians. He was accused of walking on the field post game and abusing the security guards.[20] In 2015, the ban was lifted.[21]

Mumbai and Kolkata both faced off in the opening match of the 2015 season. Mumbai was up to bat in the first innings as they scored a promising 168/3. This charge was led by captain, Rohit Sharma with his 98 runs. Kolkata captain, Gautam Gambhir had 57 runs and led his side to victory. Suryakumar Yadav's 46 runs were crucial to KKR's chase.

In 2017, Mumbai earned its 100th T20 win against KKR.[22] Later that season, both sides met in the playoffs in the Qualifier 2 round. KKR had a poor batting performance as they posted 107 runs and all out. Mumbai was able to capitalize and won the match.[23] Mumbai went onto the finals to beat Rising Pune Supergiant to claim their third championship.

From 2015–2018, Mumbai Indians held an eight-game winning streak against the Kolkata Knight Riders. That streak was broken on 29 April 2019, as KKR posted a total of 232 runs and won by 34 runs. Both sides displayed excellent hitting as KKR's Andre Russell scored 80 runs and MI's Hardik Pandya scored 91 runs. KKR holds the record for highest total for an IPL match played at Eden Gardens.[24] This victory was KKR's 100th T20 win.[25]

Home ground[edit]

The home venue of the Knight Riders is the iconic Eden Gardens (with the two ends of the crease called the High Court End and the Club House End). Owned by the Cricket Association of Bengal, it was the largest cricket stadium in India and had a seating capacity of over 90,000.[26] In 2011, the stadium was renovated to meet the standards set by the International Cricket Council for the 2011 Cricket World Cup; reducing its capacity to around 68,000. 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.[27] In 2013, two of the team's home matches were hosted by the JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi.

Panoramic view of the Eden Gardens stadium during IPL 2008

Kit manufacturers and sponsors[edit]

Multinational communications corporation Nokia was the official founding sponsor of the Kolkata Knight Riders and remained their principal sponsor until 2014.[9][28][29] In 2015, Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Gionee took over as their principal sponsor and signed a three-year deal worth 540 million (US$7.6 million).[30] In 2018, Nokia returned as the main sponsor of the Knight Riders, signing a two-year deal.[31] In 2020, MPL became their principal sponsor.[32] Star Plus, Reebok, HDIL, Kit Kat, SB Nation, Doublemint, SAP AG, Red FM 93.5, Seiko, U.S. Polo Assn., Uber, Manyavar, Dish TV, Sansui Electric, Ola Cabs, Exide, Sprite, Dream11, Pepsi and Sony Music India have all formerly been either co-sponsors or partners.

As of 2020, they have co-sponsorship deals with Jio, Lux Cozi, Royal Stag, Greenply and Asian Paints along with others. They also have partnerships with The Telegraph, Fever 104 FM and Ibibo.[33]

Players[edit]

Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team was the icon player and led the franchise in the 2008 and 2010 seasons. Brendon McCullum lead the team in the intervening period. Both captains were released before the 2011 season. The former team included all-rounders Chris Gayle, David Hussey, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Angelo Mathews, batsman Ricky Ponting and wicket-keeper 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.

At the 2009 auction the team bought Bangladeshi all-rounder Mashrafe Mortaza at a whopping price of $600,000 dollars. Due to the unavailability of Pakistani players starting 2009, KKR had to suspend the contract of Umar Gul, who was a key performer from the 2008 season.[34][35] On 26 April 2009, KKR administration sent back two of its players Akash Chopra and Sanjay Bangar on the premises of poor performance.[36] Shane Bond was acquired after releasing Ricky Ponting, Morne van Wyk and the Pakistani players Umar Gul, Salman Butt, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Akhtar before the third season. Moises Henriques was traded to Delhi in return for Owais Shah and Manoj Tiwary. Thus, their overseas roster for the 2010 season consisted of Shane Bond, Mashrafe Mortaza, Brendon McCullum, Charl Langeveldt, Ajantha Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Brad Hodge, David Hussey, Owais Shah and Chris Gayle.

2011 heralded the beginning of a new era for KKR. In the 2011 season, KKR drastically revamped their squad. Former captain and icon player Sourav Ganguly was not purchased in the January auction. This led to protest rallies, signature campaigns throughout the country and abroad along with stadium protests by various fan groups, such as No Dada No KKR,[37] which received both national and international press attention.[38][39][40] The team appointed Gautam Gambhir, who was bought for a record-breaking $2.4 million as skipper.[41] Yusuf Pathan was also picked up for a whopping $2.1 million.[41] Other international names who were added include Shakib Al Hasan, Brad Haddin, Jacques Kallis, Brett Lee, Ryan ten Doeschate, Eoin Morgan and James Pattinson. Haddin was replaced by Mark Boucher mid-season due to injury.[41]

In the 2012 auction, KKR bought back their former captain, 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.[42] However, in November 2012, KKR released the latter three from their team along with Jaydev Unadkat, a key performer from the previous seasons. In the 2013 auction, the team acquired only two overseas players, Sachithra Senanayake and Ryan McLaren.

Before the February 2014 auction, the team had only retained their key performers Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine. From the auctions that took place, the team brought back Jacques Kallis and Yusuf Pathan with their right-to-match (RTM) card. Also keeping their place in the squad was Ryan ten Doeschate and Shakib Al Hasan. New international players were Morne Morkel, Patrick Cummins and Chris Lynn. Prominent Indian players bought included Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav and Piyush Chawla.

KKR's impressive additions in the 2015 auction were veteran Australian bowler Brad Hogg and wicket-keeper Sheldon Jackson. Before the auction in February 2016, they released Ryan ten Doeschate who was a part of their team for five consecutive seasons along with pace bowler Pat Cummins. The Knight Riders were particularly noted for their change in approach from the previous auctions where they had concentrated on spinners. For the 2016 edition, however, they acquired as many as six pacers in the form of all-rounders John Hastings, Colin Munro, Jason Holder and Rajagopal Sathish as well as bowlers Ankit Rajpoot and Jaydev Unadkat, with the latter being a former player of the squad. They signed one spinner in Manan Sharma.[43] Before the 2017 auctions, they released Morne Morkel, Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Colin Munro, John Hastings, Jaydev Unadkat, Rajagopal Sathish, Manan Sharma and replacement signing Shaun Tait. From the 2017 Indian Premier League auction, they signed Trent Boult, English all-rounder Chris Woakes, Australian Nathan Coulter-Nile, West Indian Darren Bravo and Jamaican Rovman Powell. The domestic players signed were Rishi Dhawan, Ishank Jaggi, Sayan Ghosh and R Sanjay Yadav. At the time, Andre Russell was banned for one year for doping; he was replaced by Colin de Grandhomme for the season. In January 2018, they only retained West Indian cricketers Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. Their two-time title winning captain Gautam Gambhir was released. At the auction, they retained Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav using RTM (Right-To-Match) card. KKR also bought back their impressive opener Chris Lynn and uncapped Indian batsman Ishank Jaggi. Other uncapped batsmen bought were Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Cameron Delport, Rinku Singh and Apoorv Wankhade. They also bought West Indian uncapped all-rounder Javon Searles and uncapped Indian all-rounders Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi. Other signings were veteran Indian wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik, Australian pace bowlers Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson and former Knight Riders player Vinay Kumar.

On 4 March 2018, Dinesh Karthik was appointed as the captain of KKR for IPL 2018 and Robin Uthappa was named vice-captain.[44] Mitchell Starc was ruled out before the season due to injury and Tom Curran was announced as his replacement. Ahead of the auction for IPL 2019, eight players were released from the squad including Mitchell Starc and his replacement Tom Curran.

At the auction, their high-profile buys were Carlos Brathwaite for 50 million (US$700,000) and New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson for 16 million (US$220,000). Other players bought were South African pacer Anrich Nortje, English duo Harry Gurney and Joe Denly as well as uncapped Indian players Nikhil Naik, Prithvi Raj Yarra and Shrikant Mundhe for their base prices of 2 million (US$28,000) each. Before IPL 2020, KKR released 11 players from their squad and also traded in Siddhesh Lad from Mumbai Indians.

At the 2020 IPL Auction, KKR bought pace bowler Pat Cummins for 15.5 crores. This was the biggest buy in the auction.[45] KKR also purchased Eoin Morgan, who just came off as captain of the World Cup winning England squad. He was bought for 5.25 crores.[46]

Seasons[edit]

Season League standing Final standing
2008 6th out of 8 League stage
2009 8th out of 8 League stage
2010 6th out of 8 League stage
2011 4th out of 10 Playoffs
2012 1st out of 9 Champions
2013 7th out of 9 League stage
2014 1st out of 8 Champions
2015 5th out of 8 League stage
2016 4th out of 8 Playoffs
2017 3rd out of 8 Playoffs
2018 3rd out of 8 Playoffs
2019 5th out of 8 League stage

The Knight Riders qualified for the Champions League Twenty20 in 2011, 2012 and 2014, which was the last edition of the tournament before it being permanently called off. The team was eliminated in the group stage in 2011 and 2012, but finished as runners-up in the ultimate season.

Current squad[edit]

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Salary
Notes
Batsmen
27 Nitish Rana India (1993-12-27) 27 December 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 3.4 crore (US$477,000)
77 Shubman Gill India (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 1.8 crore (US$252,000)
35 Rinku Singh India (1997-10-12) 12 October 1997 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 80 lakh (US$112,000)
N/A Siddhesh Lad India (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off-break 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000)
N/A Eoin Morgan England (1986-09-10) 10 September 1986 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm medium 2020 5.25 crore (US$736,000) Overseas
N/A Rahul Tripathi India (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium 2020 60 lakh (US$84,000)
All-rounders
12 Andre Russell Jamaica (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 7 crore (US$981,400.00) Overseas
Wicket-keepers
19 Dinesh Karthik India (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 7.4 crore (US$1.0 million) Captain
N/A Tom Banton England (1998-11-11) 11 November 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2020 1 crore (US$140,000) Overseas
N/A Nikhil Naik India (1994-11-09) 9 November 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000)
Spin Bowlers
74 Sunil Narine Trinidad and Tobago (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 8.5 crore (US$1.2 million) Overseas
23 Kuldeep Yadav India (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm wrist-spin 2018 5.8 crore (US$813,000)
N/A Varun Chakravarthy India (1991-08-29) 29 August 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2020 4 crore (US$560,000)
N/A Manimaran Siddharth India (1998-07-03) 3 July 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000)
N/A Chris Green Australia (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off-break 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000) Overseas
Pace Bowlers
N/A Kamlesh Nagarkoti India (1999-12-28) 28 December 1999 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2018 3.2 crore (US$449,000)
32 Shivam Mavi India (1998-11-26) 26 November 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 3 crore (US$421,000)
43 Prasidh Krishna India (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 20 lakh (US$28,000)
69 Lockie Ferguson New Zealand (1991-06-13) 13 June 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2019 1.6 crore (US$220,000) Overseas
11 Harry Gurney England (1986-10-25) 25 October 1986 (age 33) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2019 75 lakh (US$110,000) Overseas
63 Sandeep Warrier India (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2019 20 lakh (US$28,000)
N/A Pat Cummins Australia (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2020 15.5 crore (US$2.2 million) Overseas

Administration and support staff[edit]

(l-r) Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta, co-owners of KKR in 2012
Position Name
Owner India Shah Rukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment), Jay Mehta, Juhi Chawla (Mehta Group)
CEO and managing director India Venky Mysore
Head coach New Zealand Brendon McCullum
Assistant coach India Abhishek Nayar
Mentor Australia David Hussey
Spin bowling coach England Carl Crowe
Fast bowling coach New Zealand Kyle Mills
Fielding coach

England James Foster

Physiotherapist India Kamlesh Jain
Strength and conditioning coach New Zealand Chris Donaldson
Data and video analyst India AR Srikkanth

Statistics[edit]

Overall results[edit]

IPL summary of results
Year Played Wins Losses Tied NR Win % Position
2008 14 6 7 0 1 46.16 6/8
2009 14 3 9 1 1 23.07 8/8
2010 14 7 7 0 0 50.00 6/8
2011 15 8 7 0 0 53.33 4/10
2012 18 12 5 0 1 70.58 1/9
2013 16 6 10 0 0 37.50 7/9
2014 16 11 4 1 0 68.75 1/8
2015 14 7 6 0 1 53.84 5/8
2016 15 8 7 0 0 53.33 4/8
2017 16 9 7 0 0 56.25 3/8
2018 16 9 7 0 0 56.25 3/8
2019 14 6 7 1 0 42.86 5/8
Total 182 92 83 3 4 51.68
  • Abandoned matches are counted as NR (no result)
  • Win or loss by super over or boundary count are counted as tied.

Source=ESPNCricinfo[47]

Result summary[edit]

Opposition Span Mat Won Lost Tied Win %
India Chennai Super Kings 2008–2015; 2018–present 20 7 13 0 35.00
India Delhi Capitals 2008–present 23 13 9 1 58.69
India Kings XI Punjab 2008–present 25 17 8 0 68.00
India Mumbai Indians 2008–present 25 6 19 0 24.00
India Rajasthan Royals 2008–2015; 2018–present 20 10 8 2 55.00
India Rising Pune Supergiant 2016–2017 4 3 1 0 75.00
India Gujarat Lions 2016–2017 4 1 3 0 25.00
India Royal Challengers Bangalore 2008–present 24 14 10 0 58.33
India Sunrisers Hyderabad 2013–present 17 10 7 0 58.82
India Deccan Chargers 2008–2012 9 7 2 0 77.77
India Kochi Tuskers Kerala 2011 2 0 2 0 0.00
India Pune Warriors India 2011–2013 5 4 1 0 80.00

Source: ESPNCricinfo

Overall results in CLT20[edit]

Year Matches Wins Losses No result % win % Summary
2011 6 3 3 0 50.00 5/10 (13)
2012 4 1 2 1 33.33 6/10 (14)
2014 6 5 1 0 83.33 2/10 (14)
Total 16 9 6 1 60.00
Result summary in Champions League
Opposition Span Matches Won Lost Tied No result % win
New Zealand Auckland Aces 2011–2012 2 1 1 0 0 50.00
South Africa Chevrolet Warriors 2011 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
India Delhi Daredevils 2012 1 0 1 0 0 0.00
Australia Perth Scorchers 2012–2014 2 1 0 0 1 100.00
India Royal Challengers Bangalore 2011 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
England Somerset Sabres 2011 2 0 2 0 0 0.00
Australia South Australia Redbacks 2011 1 0 1 0 0 0.00
South Africa Nashua Titans 2012 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
India Chennai Super Kings 2014 2 1 1 0 0 50.00
South Africa Dolphins 2014 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
Australia Hobart Hurricanes 2014 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
Pakistan Lahore Lions 2014 1 1 0 0 0 100.00

In popular culture[edit]

A reality show by the name Knights and Angels aired on NDTV Imagine in 2009 to pick six cheerleaders for the Knight Riders for the 2009 edition of the Indian Premier League.[48][49]

See also[edit]

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