Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018

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Kolkata Knight Riders
2018 season
CoachJacques Kallis
CaptainDinesh Karthik
Ground(s)Eden Gardens
IPL3rd
Most runsDinesh Karthik (498)
Most wicketsKuldeep Yadav (17)
Sunil Narine (17)

The 2018 season was the 11th season for the Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. Dinesh Karthik was captaining the team for the eleventh season.

Squad[edit]

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Salary Notes
Batsmen
3 Rinku Singh India (1997-10-12) 12 October 1997 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 80 lakh (US$116,000)
27 Nitish Rana India (1993-12-27) 27 December 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 3.4 crore (US$492,000)
37 Robin Uthappa India (1985-09-11) 11 September 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2018 6.4 crore (US$926,000) Vice-captain
50 Chris Lynn Australia (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018 9.6 crore (US$1.4 million) Overseas
77 Shubman Gill India (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 1.8 crore (US$260,000)
99 Eoin Morgan England (1989-01-27) 27 January 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 20 lakh (US$29,000)
24 Cameron Delport South Africa (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium 2018 30 lakh (US$43,000) Overseas
All-rounders
12 Andre Russell Jamaica (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 7 crore (US$1.0 million) Overseas
74 Sunil Narine Trinidad and Tobago (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 8.5 crore (US$1.2 million) Overseas
86 Javon Searles Barbados (1986-12-21) 21 December 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 date30 lakh (US$43,000) Overseas
Wicket-keepers
19 Dinesh Karthik India (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 7.4 crore (US$1.1 million) Captain
Bowlers
21 Piyush Chawla India (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 4.2 crore (US$608,000)
23 Kuldeep Yadav India (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm chinaman 2018 5.8 crore (US$839,000)
33 Vinay Kumar India (1984-02-12) 12 February 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2018 1 crore (US$145,000)
43 Prasidh Krishna India (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2018 20 lakh (US$29,000)
14 Usman Khan Pakistan (1990-01-30) 30 January 1990 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm fast 2018 9.4 crore (US$1.4 million) Overseas

Season[edit]

League table[edit]

Team
Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
Sunrisers Hyderabad (2) 14 9 5 0 0 18 +0.284
Chennai Super Kings (C) 14 9 5 0 0 18 +0.253
Kolkata Knight Riders (3) 14 8 6 0 0 16 -0.070
Rajasthan Royals (4) 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.250
Mumbai Indians 14 6 8 0 0 12 +0.317
Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 6 8 0 0 12 +0.129
Kings XI Punjab 14 6 8 0 0 12 -0.502
Delhi Daredevils 14 5 9 0 0 10 -0.222


Results[edit]

League matches[edit]

8 April
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Kolkata Knight Riders (H)
177/6 (18.5 overs)
AB de Villiers 44 (23)
Nitish Rana 2/11 (1 over)
Sunil Narine 50 (19)
Chris Woakes 3/36 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wickets
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Abhijit Deshmukh (India) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (India)
Player of the match: Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.
  • Brendon McCullum (Royal Challengers Bangalore) scored his 9,000th T20 run.[2]

10 April
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
202/6 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings (H)
205/5 (19.5 overs)
Andre Russell 88* (36)
Shane Watson 2/39 (4 overs)
Sam Billings 56 (23)
Tom Curran 2/39 (3 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (India) and Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)
Player of the match: Sam Billings (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field.

14 April
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Kolkata Knight Riders
138/8 (20 overs)
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
139/5 (19 overs)
Chris Lynn 49 (34)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/26 (4 overs)
Kane Williamson 50 (44)
Sunil Narine 2/17 (4 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 wickets
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (India) and Nand Kishore (India)
Player of the match: Billy Stanlake (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field.
  • Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill (both Kolkata Knight Riders) made their T20 debuts.

16 April
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Kolkata Knight Riders
200/9 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Daredevils
129 (14.2 overs)
Nitish Rana 59 (35)
Rahul Tewatia 3/18 (3 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 47 (22)
Sunil Narine 3/18 (3 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 71 runs
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (India) and Nand Kishore (India)
Player of the match: Nitish Rana (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to field.

18 April
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Rajasthan Royals
160/8 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
163/3 (18.5 overs)
D'Arcy Short 44 (43)
Nitish Rana 2/11 (2 overs)
Robin Uthappa 48 (36)
Krishnappa Gowtham 2/23 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: Abhijit Deshmukh (India) and Sundaram Ravi (India)
Player of the match: Nitish Rana (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

21 April
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Kolkata Knight Riders
191/7 (20 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab
126/1 (11.1 overs)
Chris Lynn 74 (41)
Andrew Tye 2/30 (4 overs)
Chris Gayle 62* (38)
Sunil Narine 1/23 (3 overs)
Kings XI Punjab won by 9 wickets (DLS method)
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Abhijit Deshmukh (India) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (India)
Player of the match: K. L. Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)
  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain interrupted play after 8.2 overs of the Kings XI Punjab innings and the target was revised to 125 runs from 13 overs.

27 April
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Delhi Daredevils
219/4 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
164/9 (20 overs)
Shreyas Iyer 93* (40)
Andre Russell 1/28 (3 overs)
Andre Russell 44 (30)
Glenn Maxwell 2/22 (2 overs)
Delhi Daredevils won by 55 runs
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (India) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (india)
Player of the match: Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Daredevils)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

29 April
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Royal Challengers Bangalore
175/4 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
176/4 (19.1 overs)
Virat Kohli 68* (44)
Andre Russell 3/31 (3 overs)
Chris Lynn 62* (52)
Murugan Ashwin 2/36 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (India) and Nigel Llong (England)
Player of the match: Chris Lynn (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

3 May
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
177/5 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders (H)
180/4 (17.4 overs)
MS Dhoni 43* (25)
Sunil Narine 2/20 (4 overs)
Shubman Gill 57* (36)
Harbhajan Singh 1/20 (3 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Abhijit Deshmukh (India) and Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match: Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

6 May
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Mumbai Indians
181/4 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
168/6 (20 overs)
Suryakumar Yadav 59 (39)
Andre Russell 2/12 (2 overs)
Robin Uthappa 54 (35)
Hardik Pandya 2/19 (4 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 13 runs
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Abhijit Deshmukh (India) and Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match: Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

9 May
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
210/6 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders (H)
108 (18.1 overs)
Ishan Kishan 62 (21)
Piyush Chawla 3/48 (4 overs)
Chris Lynn 21 (15)
Krunal Pandya 2/12 (3.1 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 102 runs
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (India) and Anil Chaudhary (India)
Player of the match: Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

12 May
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
245/6 (20 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab (H)
214/8 (20 overs)
Sunil Narine 75 (36)
Andrew Tye 4/41 (4 overs)
K. L. Rahul 66 (29)
Andre Russell 3/41 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 31 runs
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Umpires: C. K. Nandan (India) and Virender Sharma (India)
Player of the match: Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field.

15 May
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
142 (19 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders (H)
145/4 (18 overs)
Jos Buttler 39 (22)
Kuldeep Yadav 4/20 (4 overs)
Chris Lynn 45 (42)
Ben Stokes 3/15 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (India) and Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match: Kuldeep Yadav (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

19 May
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Sunrisers Hyderabad
172/9 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
173/5 (19.4 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 50 (39)
Prasidh Krishna 4/30 (4 overs)
Chris Lynn 55 (43)
Carlos Brathwaite 2/21 (2.4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (India) and Sundaram Ravi (India)
Player of the match: Chris Lynn (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat.

Statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Name Nat Mat Inns Runs HS Avg SR
Dinesh Karthik India 16 16 498 52 49.80 147.77
Chris Lynn Australia 16 16 491 74 32.73 130.23
Sunil Narine Trinidad and Tobago 16 16 357 75 22.31 189.89
Robin Uthappa India 16 16 351 54 21.93 132.45
Andre Russell Jamaica 16 16 316 88* 28.72 184.79
  • Last Update: 29 May 2018.
  • Source: Cricinfo[3]

Most wickets[edit]

Name Nat Mat Wkts BBI Ave Eco
Kuldeep Yadav India 16 17 4/20 24.58 8.14
Sunil Narine Trinidad and Tobago 16 17 3/18 27.47 7.65
Piyush Chawla India 15 14 3/48 29.42 8.40
Andre Russell Jamaica 16 13 3/31 27.30 9.38
Prasidh Krishna India 7 10 4/30 26.00 9.28
  • Last Update: 29 May 2018.
  •      The player with the most wickets at the end of the tournament receives the Purple Cap.
  • Source: Cricinfo[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Curran replaces Starc in Kolkata Knight Riders squad". ESPNCricinfo. 30 March 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Brendon McCullum marches onto become the second player to cross 9000 T20 runs". Times Now. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ "KKR Most Runs in IPL 2018". Cricinfo.
  4. ^ "KKR Most Wickets in IPL 2018". Cricinfo.

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