IPL 2019 Kolkata Knight Riders KKR Team Squad Playing 11 Players List, KKR IPL Captain, Owner, Roster, Opening Batsmen, Middle Order, Bowling lineup & Team News
Looking for the KKR Team 2019 along with KKR squad 2019? If yes, then here, you can find the complete Kolkata Knight Riders team 2019 along with KKR Playing 11 & other details. It’s time for enjoying the VIVO IPL 2019, which has already been initiated with the slogan ‘Game Banayega Name’. KKR Team 2019 players list has also been finalized just after the IPL 2019 auction held in December 2018. So, you can get the complete information about Kolkata Knight Riders team 2019 with Roster, Captain, Owner, Opening Batsmen, Middle Order, Bowling lineup & Team News details on this post for the Indian Premier League 2019 Season 12.
As we already know that Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the strongest teams among all IPL 2019 teams. They’ve also proved themselves by winning the IPL Titles previously in Year 2012 & 2014, under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir, the former opening Indian batsman. Talking about the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise, then It’s presently owned by Knight Riders Sports Private Ltd, Shahrukh Khan, Jay Mehta, and Juhi Chawla. The IPL 2019 KKR team features the strong batting & bowling with a lot of hitters in the line up with the excellent fielders. However, the team has made a lot of changes in their line up, while talking about KKR 2019 players. This time we are going to watch stronger side compared to their earlier seasons as they have many consistent in-form players included in KKR 2019 team. Gautam Gambhir is not in KKR Team, dropped out in the last season as well. We expect that they’re one of the strongest IPL teams 2019 to enter in the PlayOffs stage & to Enter in the IPL 2019 Final. Talking about KKR Players list 2019 with Team details in brief, KKR IPL Team 2019 is captained by Dinesh Karthik & Coached by Jacques Kallis. The home ground for Team Kolkata Knight Riders is Eden Gardens in this IPL 2019. The official anthem theme song of the KKR 2019 players team is KORBO, LORBO, JEETBO RE (we will perform, fight and win!) and the official colors are purple and gold.
- Owner – Knight Riders Sports Private Ltd, Shahrukh Khan, Jay Mehta, and Juhi Chawla
- Coach – Jacques Kallis
- Venue – Eden Gardens
- Captain – Dinesh Karthik
- Champions – IPL 2014, IPL 2012
- Official Team Site – http://www.kkr.in/
- Official Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/KolkataKnightRiders/
- Official Twitter Page – https://twitter.com/KKRiders/
- Official Instagram Account – https://www.instagram.com/kkriders/
- Official YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/kkrofficial/
From March 24, 2019, Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their IPL 2019 tournament playing against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. They will play the total of 14 Matches in the tournament. As derived from the previous rules, Each team will fight against the same team twice in the league matches. 7 Out of 14 matches will be played in their home ground Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2019 IPL News :
The 2019 IPL KKR team comprises of 8 eminent international players and 13 Indian players.
- The batting line-up comprises of Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn. Nikhil Naik, Rinku Singh
- All Rounders Joe Denly, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite
- Dinesh Karthik & Robin Uthappa are the wicket keepers from KKR 2019 team squad.
- Among the bowlers, the Kolkata Knight Riders have taken Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Shrikant Mundhe, Anrich Nortje, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Yarra Prithviraj, Prasidh Krishna
- The present captain KKR captain 2019 is Dinesh Karthik and he is in amazing form. Jacques Kallis is the coach of Kolkata Knight Riders 2018 squad.
- Carlos Brathwaite was their costliest purchase – they secured him for a whopping Rs 5 crore.
Following is the Kolkata Knight Riders KKR IPL 2019 Team Squad Players list:
Retained players: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Released players: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Javon Searles
Players added: Carlos Brathwaite (Rs 5 crore), Lockie Ferguson (Rs 1.6 crore), Anrich Nortje (Rs 20 lakh), Nikhil Naik (Rs 20 lakh), Harry Gurney (Rs 75 lakh), Yarra Prithviraj (Rs 20 lakh), Joe Denly (Rs 1 crore), Shrikant Mundhe (Rs 20 lakh).
Complete KKR Squad 2019 – Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Nikhil Naik, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe.
KKR Team 2019 Players List for IPL 2019 – Opening Batsmen, Middle Order & Bowling Line-up
Dinesh Karthik will continue to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders while Robin Uthappa, who has had an up and down sort of a time with the Knight Riders, continues to get a go in the competition. Chris Lynn’s presence is surprising, especially if he gets a World Cup call-up but the management might have punted on his presence in the league stage winning two or three matches off his own bat.
Andre Russell lends a lot of balance to the side and like Lynn can win the match on his own, either with the bat or the ball, while Sunil Narine is the usual suspect in the side, supported through thick and thin. The rest of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad has a look and feel of a futuristic side like last year but the kind of growth that the youngsters like Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill have shown has been spectacular and it could just be their year.
The KKR are likely to go with Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn as their openers. While Chris Lynn is a proven international opener and can whack the ball any way he wants, Robin Uthappa on the other side is well known for his opening batting abilities in t20 over format.
With destructive batsman at the top, Kolkata Knight Riders also have a power-packed middle-order in the KKR Playing 11 or, KKR Probable 11 with captain Dinesh Karthik leading the way for his team, wearing the purple Kolkata Knight Riders jersey. Other contenders who will also wear the Kolkata Knight Riders jersey in IPL 2018, and are likely to bat in the middle-overs of the KKR playing 11 would be Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell to complete a formidable batting unit.
Kolkata Knight Riders team 2019 management did well to recruit two world-class foreign pace bowlers in the form of Lockie Ferguson & Carlos Brathwaite at the mega-auction. Former Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla will complete the bowling attack for the KKR team 2019 along with Kuldeep Yadav.
KKR Playing 11 Players List for IPL 2019 (Expected KKR Playing XI IPL 12):
- Robin Uthappa
- Chris Lynn (o)
- Shubman Gill
- Dinesh Karthik (c and wk)
- Nitish Rana
- Andre Russell (o)
- Sunil Narine (o)
- Shivam Mavi
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Lockie Ferguson (o) or, Carlos Brathwaite (0)
- Piyush Chawla