Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), a powerhouse in the Indian Premier League (IPL), proudly represents the vibrant city of Kolkata. Established in 2008, this franchise has become synonymous with success and entertainment, captivating fans worldwide with its stellar performances on the cricket field.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Info

League Indian Premier League
Captain Shreyas Iyer
Coach Chandrakant Pandit
Owner Shah Rukh Khan
Juhi Chawla
Jay Mehta
Adviser Gautam Gambhir
Team information
City Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Founded 24 January 2008; 16 years ago
Home ground Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Capacity 68,000
Indian Premier League wins  (2012, 2014)
Official website kkr.in
Official Kit Kolkata Knight Riders, Kolkata Knight Riders Team Official Kit


Knight Riders Group
Current Teams
Kolkata Knight Riders (2008-present)
 X 2 (2012, 2014)Trinbago Knight Riders (2015-present)
 X 4 (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020)Trinbago Knight Riders Women (2022-present)
 X 1 (2022)

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (2023-present)
Los Angeles Knight Riders (2023-present)

Defunct Teams
Cape Town Knight Riders (2017)

Franchise History

Founded by Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan, along with actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta, KKR entered the IPL arena with a bang. The team’s iconic logo, a blazing purple Corinthian helmet trimmed with gold, symbolizes their spirit and determination. Since its inception, Kolkata Knight Riders has been a trailblazer in the IPL, setting new standards of excellence both on and off the field.

Path to Glory

From its early days, KKR embarked on a journey filled with triumphs and challenges. In 2012 and 2014, they etched their names in IPL history by clinching the coveted trophy, defeating formidable opponents like Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. These triumphs not only brought glory to the franchise but also endeared KKR to millions of fans worldwide, cementing its status as a cricketing powerhouse.

Record-Breaking Streak

KKR’s dominance extends beyond IPL titles. They hold the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s, a remarkable feat that underscores their prowess on the cricketing stage. With a blend of exceptional talent and unwavering determination, Kolkata Knight Riders has left an indelible mark on the cricketing landscape, inspiring generations of fans with its extraordinary performances.

Legendary Players

Gautam Gambhir, the side’s all-time leading run-scorer, and Sunil Narine, their leading wicket-taker, have left an indelible mark on KKR’s legacy. Their contributions have been instrumental in the team’s success over the years. From Gambhir’s gritty innings to Narine’s mesmerizing spells, these players have provided moments of brilliance that will be cherished by KKR fans for generations to come.

Kolkata Knight Riders Home Ground

The iconic Eden Gardens stadium serves as the battleground where KKR dazzles fans with its stellar performances. With a seating capacity of over 68,000, this historic venue witnesses the electrifying atmosphere created by passionate supporters. The roar of the crowd, coupled with the fervor of the players, makes every KKR match at Eden Gardens an unforgettable spectacle.


KKR’s encounters with teams like Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have added spice to the IPL. These intense rivalries have produced memorable clashes, captivating audiences with their sheer intensity. The battles on the field, fueled by fierce competition and unwavering passion, have solidified KKR’s reputation as one of the most formidable teams in the league.

Valuation and Sponsorship

According to Forbes, Kolkata Knight Riders ranks among the most valuable IPL teams, a testament to its widespread popularity and commercial success. Over the years, the franchise has partnered with esteemed sponsors like Nokia, Gionee, and MPL, solidifying its financial standing. These partnerships not only provide crucial financial support but also contribute to the overall growth and success of the franchise.

Kolkata Knight Riders Captains

Player Nationality From To Matches Won Lost Tied NR Win% Best Result
Sourav Ganguly  India 2008 2010 27 13 14 1 0 44.44 6/8(2008,2010)
Brendon McCullum  New Zealand 2009 2009 13 3 9 1 0 23.07 8/8(2009)
Gautam Gambhir  India 2011 2017 122 69 59 1 1 56.55 W (2012,2014)
Jacques Kallis  South Africa 2011 2011 2 1 1 0 0 50 Stand-In
Dinesh Karthik  India 2018 2020 37 19 17 1 0 51.35 Playoffs (2018)
Eoin Morgan  England 2020 2021 24 11 12 1 0 45.83 Runners up (2021)
Shreyas Iyer  India 2022 Present 14 6 8 0 0 42.85 7/10 (2022)
Nitish Rana  India 2023 2023 14 6 8 0 0 42.85 7/10 (2023)

Kit Manufacturers and Themes

From Reebok to WinZO, KKR’s kits have evolved over the years, reflecting the team’s vibrant identity. The iconic theme “Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re” resonates with fans, inspiring them to rally behind their beloved team through thick and thin. The vibrant colors and striking design of the team’s kits reflect Kolkata Knight Riders commitment to excellence and passion for the game.

Year Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (chest) Shirt sponsor (back) Chest branding
2008 Reebok Nokia HDIL Reebok
2009 StarPlus
2010 XXX Energy Drink
2011 Matrix
2012 Rose Valley
2014 U.S. Polo Assn. Sansui U.S. Polo Assn.
2015 Gionee
2016 Lux Cozi
2017 Jio
2018 Nokia
2020 MPL
2021 Wrogn Unacademy
2022 WinZO
2023 MyFab11 BKT

Seasons Performance

Indian Premier League

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 2nd out of 9 Champions
2013 7th out of 9 League stage
2014 2nd 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
2020 5th out of 8 League stage
2021 4th out of 8 Runners-up
2022 7th out of 10 League stage
2023 7th out of 10 League stage

Champions League T20

Season League standing Final standing
2011 5th out of 10 League stage
2012 6th out of 10 League stage
2013 DNQ
2014 2nd out of 10 Runners-up

Coaching and Leadership

Under the guidance of astute coaches and inspirational leaders like Sourav Ganguly and Gautam Gambhir, KKR has flourished, molding raw talent into seasoned professionals capable of achieving greatness. The mentorship provided by experienced coaches and captains has played a pivotal role in shaping the team’s identity and instilling a winning mentality among its players. With a strong emphasis on teamwork and discipline, KKR continues to set the benchmark for excellence in the IPL.

Position Name
CEO and Managing Director Venky Mysore
Team manager Wayne Bentley
Head coach Chandrakant Pandit
Assistant coach Abhishek Nayar
Assistant coach James Foster
Bowling coach Bharat Arun
Fielding coach Ryan ten Doeschate
Team doctor Dr. Srikanth Narayanaswamy
Strength and conditioning coach Chris Donaldson
Mentor Gautam Gambhir

Current Squad

Led by dynamic captain Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders current squad boasts a formidable lineup of players from around the globe. With a perfect blend of experience and youth, they are poised to conquer new heights in the IPL. From explosive batsmen to crafty bowlers, KKR’s squad is equipped with the talent and depth to excel in all facets of the game. As they prepare to take on the challenges of the upcoming season, KKR’s players are determined to uphold the team’s legacy of success and bring glory to Kolkata.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 2024 Squad

Squad No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Salary Notes
Manish Pandey India 10 September 1989 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm-medium 2024 ₹50 lakh (US$63,000)
Jason Roy England 21 July 1990 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm-medium 2023 ₹2.8 crore (US$350,000) Overseas
27 Nitish Rana India 27 December 1993 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 ₹8 crore (US$1.0 million) Vice-captain
41 Shreyas Iyer India 6 December 1994 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2022 ₹12.5 crore (US$1.6 million) Captain
35 Rinku Singh India 12 October 1997 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 ₹55 lakh (US$69,000)
Angkrish Raghuvanshi India 5 June 2005 (age 18) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox spin 2024 ₹20 lakh (US$25,000)
Phil Salt England 28 August 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off spin 2024 ₹1.5 crore(US $181,000) Overseas(Replacement for Jason Roy in IPL 2024)
K. S. Bharat India 3 October 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off spin 2024 ₹50 lakh (US$63,000)
21 Rahmanullah Gurbaz Afghanistan 28 November 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast 2023 ₹50 lakh (US$63,000) Overseas
12 Andre Russell Jamaica 29 April 1988 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium (Pace) 2014 ₹12 crore (US$1.5 million) Overseas
74 Sunil Narine Trinidad and Tobago 26 May 1988 (age 35) Left-handed Right-arm off break (Spin) 2012 ₹6 crore (US$750,000) Overseas
25 Venkatesh Iyer India 25 December 1994 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm medium (Pace) 2021 ₹8 crore (US$1.0 million)
Ramandeep Singh India 13 April 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium (Pace) 2024 ₹20 lakh (US$25,000)
Sherfane Rutherford Guyana 15 August 1998 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium (Pace) 2024 ₹1.5 crore (US$190,000) Overseas
6 Anukul Roy India 30 November 1998 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox spin 2022 ₹20 lakh (US$25,000)
Pace bowlers
Mitchell Starc Australia 30 January 1990 (age 34) Left-handed Left-arm fast 2024 ₹24.75 crore (US$3.1 million) Overseas
Vaibhav Arora India 14 December 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium 2023 ₹60 lakh (US$75,000)
Gus Atkinson England 19 January 1998 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2024 ₹1 crore (US$130,000) Overseas
—- Dushmantha Chameera 11 January 1992 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2024 ₹50 lakh(US$ 60,000) Overseas(Replacement for Gus Atkinson)
Chetan Sakariya India 25 February 1998 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm fast medium 2024 ₹50 lakh (US$63,000)
22 Harshit Rana India 22 December 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium 2022 ₹20 lakh (US$25,000)
Sakib Hussain India 14 December 2004 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium 2024 ₹20 lakh (US$25,000)
Spin bowlers
29 Varun Chakravarthy India 29 August 1991 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2020 ₹8 crore (US$1.0 million)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman Afghanistan 28 March 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2024 ₹2 crore (US$250,000) Overseas
5 Suyash Sharma India 15 May 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2023 ₹20 lakh (US$25,000)

Future Endeavors

As Kolkata Knight Riders continues its quest for glory, the franchise remains committed to nurturing talent, entertaining fans, and leaving an enduring legacy in the annals of cricketing history. With each season, Kolkata Knight Riders reaffirms its status as a cricketing powerhouse, captivating audiences with its flair, passion, and unwavering determination. As the IPL saga unfolds, expect Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to continue shining brightly on cricket’s grandest stage, inspiring generations of fans with its indomitable spirit.