Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a franchise cricket team based in Kolkata. The team is owned by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, as well as actress Juhi Chawla and her partner Jay Mehta.
The two-time champion will be looking to redo the old magic for their third Indian Premier League title in IPL 2022. However, KKR is no longer filled with experienced players such as Eoin Morgan and Dines Karthik. For this season, the team welcomed new faces, like Shreyas Iyer, who was endowed with an amount of Rs. 12.25 crores and appointed him captain.
KKR is now playing under the leadership of a young Shreyas Iyer who is considered to have the complete package to become a mainstay captain. This change of captain is expected to bring victory for KKR in IPL 2022.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Strengths and Weaknesses
Kolkata Knight Riders this time let go of the two former captains - Dinesh Kartik and Eoin Morgan and the team are looking for their third IPL Trophy under new captain Shreyas Iyer.
Iyer became a key member of the core team and became one of the most important KKR players. His experience in leading IPL teams the previous season became KKR's greatest strength. Previously, Iyer led the Delhi Capitals to their playoffs in 2012, 2019, and also to the inaugural final at IPL 2020.
Apart from that, Kolkata Knight Riders also have a strong middle-order lineup and spinners who are the team's biggest strengths. However, the lack of balance in this team can be a weakness in itself that will disrupt the squad in IPL 2022.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): IPL Squad 2022
|Batsman||Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Aaron Finch, Ramesh Kumar, Baba Indrajith.|
|WK-Batsman||Sam Billings (WK), Sheldon Jackson (WK).|
|Bowler||Varun Chakravarty, Pat Cummins, Rasikh Dar, Ashok Sharma, Tim Southee
Umesh Yadav, Chamika Karunaratne, Shivam Mavi.
|All-rounder||Andre Russel, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Nitish Rana, Mohammad Nabi.|
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): IPL 2022 Fixtures
|CSK vs KKR||26 March 2022||07:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|KKR vs RCB||30 March 2022||07:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|KKR vs PBKS||1 April 2022||07:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|KKR vs MI||6 April 2022||07:30 PM||MCA Stadium|
|KKR vs DC||10 April 2022||03:30 PM||Cricket Club of India|
|KKR vs SRH||15 April 2022||07:30 PM||Cricket Club of India|
|KKR vs GT||23 April 2022||03:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|KKR vs DC||28 April 2022||07:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|KKR vs RR||2 May 2022||07:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|KKR vs LSG||7 May 2022||07:30 PM||MCA Stadium|
|KKR vs MI||9 May 2022||07:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|KKR vs SRH||14 May 2022||07:30 PM||MCA Stadium|
|KKR vs LSG||18 May 2022||07:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
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