IPL Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2018: Superstar Shahrukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders have done justice with their slogan “Korbo lorbo jeetbo” so far and have won the IPL title for two times and they seem all set for another title shot as the eleventh edition of IPL 2018 is scheduled to begin on 6th of April and end on 27th may. Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Kartik are some of the major players for KKR’s squad, Who will be the captain of KKR’s squad is still a topic of discussion as Gautam Gambhir who led the franchise to the title victories will not be a part of the squad. The final squad for KKR has been announced with 19 players in the team. Down below is the list of players playing for Kolkata Knight Riders squad in the IPL 2018.
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Retained Players of KKR 2018
Sunil Narine 12.5Crs
Andre Russell 8.5 Crs
Kolkata Knight Riders squad 2018(19 players)
|Kuldeep Singh Yadav||₹5,80,00,000||Bowler|
|Ranganath Vinay Kumar||₹1,00,00,000||Bowler|
|Apoorv Vijay Wankhade||₹20,00,000||Batsman|
KKR’s Coach: Jacques Kallis
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The weakness of Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR has won the tournament 2 times in 2012 and 2014. While 2015 was not very good for them and they finished with only 15 points and 5th spot on the table, they reached to the playoffs in 2016 though but got defeated by Sunrisers Hyderabad. After the departure of Gautam Gambhir, they are still uncertain about their leader which is their biggest weakness, apart from that they also have the weakest bench-strength with only 19 players in their squad and with the long tournament in hand, a weak bench strength might be troublesome. Even if one or two players pick injury it would be very hard to replace them.
The strength of Kolkata Knight Riders
With bowler like Sunil Narine with best bowling figures in the squad the real strength of KKR lies in the spin-bowling department. His uncanny ability to take wickets and stop runs in the crucial time is almost unmatched. With 95 wickets in just 82 matches, an average of 21.38 and economy of under 7 he stands as one of the most successful bowlers in the tournament. Adding Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav to KKR’s arsenal makes a disastrous trio. KKR also bought the smashing Australian batsman Chris Lynn for Rs 9.6 crore and on his good day he can be a one-man army for his team. Lynn has 284 runs in his 12 IPL matches with a strike rate of 159 making him an intimidating batsman for the opposition.
Will KKR Win IPL 2018 – Team Squad KKR 2018
Kolkata Knight Riders coming with their new team as you know that KKR recent announced their new captain Dinesh Kartik. Dinesh Kartik will lead the KKR in IPL 2018 season. Now KKR is a well-balanced team in the Team Squad 2018. Please write down your comment on will KKR win IPL 2018.