Kolkata Knight Riders players: KKR matches 2023, and Auction Update for IPL 2023

The Kolkata Knight Riders are gearing up for another exciting season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2023. As one of the most successful teams in the league, the KKR franchise is always looking to improve and build a strong roster of players. The KKR team for 2023 will be determined in part through the IPL auction, where the team will have the opportunity to buy new players and retain existing ones. KKR fans are eagerly anticipating the final list of KKR players for the 2023 season, as well as the full schedule of KKR matches. The Kolkata Knight Riders have a dedicated coaching staff and owners who work tirelessly to assemble the best possible team. With a mix of experienced veterans and talented up-and-comers, the Kolkata Knight Riders are always a formidable force in the IPL.

Kolkata Knight Riders players

In this article, we will provide an update on the KKR team for 2023, including the list of players who have been retained and those who have been released. We will also discuss the Kolkata Knight Riders’ participation in the upcoming IPL auction, where the team will have the opportunity to buy new players and build their squad for the 2023 season. In addition, we will provide a full list of KKR matches for the 2023 season, as well as information on the team’s coach and owners. Follow along as we keep you up-to-date on all the latest developments regarding the Kolkata Knight Riders heading into the 2023 IPL season.

Kolkata knight riders IPL auction

The Kolkata Knight Riders had a disappointing season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and failed to qualify for the playoffs. In order to bounce back and build a stronger team for the upcoming 2023 season, KKR is looking to make significant changes to its squad through the IPL 2023 mega auction. Despite releasing expensive players like Cummins and Billings, KKR still has most of its purse money available for the auction. In the past, KKR has been active in trades, acquiring players such as Shardul Thakur and Lockie Ferguson. The team will be looking to make strategic acquisitions during the auction in order to improve their chances in the 2023 season and make a strong comeback.

IPL 2023 KKR released players list

KKR has announced its list of players for the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, and Alex Hales will not be a part of the team due to personal reasons. In addition, KKR has also released Shivam Mavi, Mohammad Nabi, and Chamika Karunaratne. The full list of released players includes Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh.

IPL 2023 KKR retained player list

KKR has announced its list of players who will be part of the team for the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The team has retained a total of 14 players, including Shreyas Iyer (captain), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, and Rinku Singh.

KKR’s New Signings for IPL 2023

According to timesofsports.com KKR has made some new additions to its team for the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The following players have been signed by the team either through the IPL 2023 Auction or through a transfer:

  • Lockie Ferguson (traded from Gujarat Titans in a cash deal; bowler; nationality: New Zealand)
  • Rahmatullah Gurbaz (traded from Gujarat Titans in a cash deal; wicketkeeper-batsman; nationality: Afghanistan)
  • Shardul Thakur (traded from Delhi Capitals in a cash deal; all-rounder; nationality: India)

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Kolkata Knight Riders players and prizes

Here is the updated table, with the repetitive names removed and the table made unique:

PlayerRoleAuction PriceNation
Shreyas IyerBatsmanINR 12.25 Crores (R)India
Nitish RanaBatsmanINR 8 Crores (R)India
Rinku SinghBatsmanINR 55 Lakhs (R)India
Varun ChakravartyBowlerINR 8 Cr (R)India
Tim SoutheeBowlerINR 1.5 CroresNew Zealand
Umesh YadavBowlerINR 2 CroresIndia
Andre RussellAll-rounderINR 12 Cr (R)West Indies
Venkatesh IyerAll-rounderINR 8 Cr (R)India
Sunil NarineAll-rounderINR 6 Cr (R)West Indies
Anukul RoyAll-rounderINR 20 Lakhs (R)India
Shardul ThakurBowlerTraded from DCIndia
Lockie FergusonBowlerTraded from GTNew Zealand
Rahmanullah GurbazWK-BatsmanTraded from DCAfghanistan
Harshit RanaBowlerINR 20 Lakhs (R)India
N. JagadeesanWK-BatsmanINR 90 LakhsIndia
Vaibhav AroraBowlerINR 60 LakhsIndia
Suyash SharmaBowlerINR 20 LakhsIndia
David WieseAll-rounderINR 1 CroreNamibia
Kulwant KhejroliyaBowlerINR 20 LakhsIndia
Litton DasWK-BatsmanINR 50 LakhsBangladesh
Mandeep SinghBatsmanINR 50 LakhsIndia
Shakib Al HasanAll-rounderINR 1.5 CroresBangladesh

KKR matches: IPL 2023

Here are the KKR group matches schedule for IPL 2023 season

1CSK vs KKR25-Mar-237:30 PM
2RCB vs KKR29-Mar-237:30 PM
3KKR vs PBKS31-Mar-237:30 PM
4KKR vs MI05-Apr-237:30 PM
5KKR vs DC09-Apr-233:30 PM
6SRH vs KKR14-Apr-237:30 PM
7KKR vs GJ22-Apr-233:30 PM
8DC vs KKR27-Apr-237:30 PM
9KKR vs RR01-May-237:30 PM
10KKR vs LSG06-May-233:30 PM
11KKR vs SRH13-May-237:30 PM
12KKR vs LSG17-May-237:30 PM

KKR coaches and owner: IPL 2023

According to ESPN Cricinfo, The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have announced their coaching staff for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. James Foster, who previously served as an assistant coach, has taken on additional responsibilities in his new role as an assistant coach. He will be joined by Abhishek Nayar, Bharat Arun, and Omkar Salvi, all serving as assistant coaches. Tendo, a former player for KKR and instrumental in their 2012 and 2014 championship wins, has also been brought back as the team’s fielding coach. The coaching staff will be led by Head Coach Chandu Pandit. In addition, it has been confirmed that Shahrukh Khan will continue as the owner of KKR.

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