IPL Auction 2018: Here’s Kolkata Knight Riders Player List

Kolkata Knight Riders are an exciting team and have a massive fan following. They won the IPL in 2012 and 2014, but have not been able to repeat this success due to poor showing on the field. Nonetheless, Coach Jacques Kallis hopes to rectify this in the 11th season of the IPL with his team selection. If the team does well, the fans will be ecstatic.

Players Retained

The team retained just two players from the previous year. These include Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. Russell is a handy middle order batsman, who is extremely capable with the bat and can transform the last few overs with his batting. He is also a good bowler and has the acumen to take a wicket or two.

Narine is a spinner and he can take wickets on spin-friendly pitches. He will be a bowler to look out for during the IPL.

Other Players

Kolkata Knight Riders have selected Dinesh Karthik as the captain. They have a strong bowling lineup with Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc. In fact, Starc has the distinction of being the best bowler in the world. So, this is an added bonus to the team. Johnson is not as fast as he used to be, but his experience and bowling death overs make him a dangerous bowler. He will definitely pick up wickets.

When it comes to batting, the lineup is not that great. Some of the players like Nitish Rana, Chris Lynn and Shubhman Gill will have to perform with the bat if the Knight Riders are looking to reach the playoff stage.

The entire Kolkata Knight Riders squad for IPL 2018 is as follows:

  1. Dinesh Karthik
  2. Robin Uthappa
  3. Sunil Narine
  4. Andre Russell
  5. Mitchell Starc
  6. Chris Lynn
  7. Cameron Delport
  8. Mitchell Johnson
  9. Javon Searless
  10. Piyush Chawla
  11. Kuldeep Yadav
  12. Shubman Gill
  13. Ishank Jaggi
  14. Kamlesh Nagarkoti


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