Kolkata Knight Riders
City Of Kolkata In The Indian Premier League

Team and Franchise Story

In 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) created the cricket tournament Indian Premier League(IPL), based on the Twenty20 format of the game, eventually bought by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh khan’s company Red Chillies Entertainment in partnership with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta.

In 2021, the Knight Riders Group CEO, Venky Mysore, announced their entry into the South African T20 league with Cape Town Knight Riders and signaled intentions to invest in ECB’s new competition format.

According to Forbes in 2022, the valuation of Kolkata Knight Riders stands at $1.1 billion.


Victory Parade Of KKR - 2012

Champions Moment

In 2012, battle between Chennai Super Kings Vs Kolkata Knight Riders. The game started out terribly for KKR. Chennai set up a big total of 190/3 off 20 overs for their opposition.

But the satisfactory result of IPL 2011 boosted KKR’s confidence further and they managed to achieve the best result possible in 2012. The championship win cast away all negative fans and converted them into supporters of the King’s army. That year, Kolkata Knight Riders bought the mystery spinner Sunil Narine and the explosive batsman Brendon McCullum.

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Victory Parade Of KKR - 2014

Champions Moment

In 2012, it was the final battle between Kings XI Punjab Vs Kolkata Knight Riders. Where KKR elected to field first. Kings XI Punjab set up a big total of 199/4 off 20 overs for their opposition.

Kolkata batsmen played the aggressive role and completed the chase with nine wickets to spare, mostly thanks to the third consecutive fifty from their captain, Gambhir. Earlier, Knight Riders were able to restrict Kings XI to 149 despite a swift 72 from Sehwag. At 10 overs mark, Kings XI were sitting pretty well at 85/2 but suffered a collapse in next 10 overs making only 64 and losing six wickets.

After KKR chased the total successfully with three balls to spare losing seven wickets in the process and secured their second IPL trophy.


The Team Kolkata Knight Riders qualified for the Champions League T-20 in 2012, and 2014.

4 times – PlayOffs(2011,2016,2017,2018)

1 time – Runners-up(2021)

8 time – League Stage.

KKR Squad 2022


Andre RussellAll-Rounder12 Crores
Varun ChakravarthyBowler8 Crores
Venkatesh IyerAll-Rounder8 Crores
Sunil NarineAll-Rounder6 Crores
Pat CumminsAll-Rounder7.25 crore
Shreyas IyerBatsmen12.25 crore
Nitish RanaBatsmen8 crore
Shivam MaviBowler7.25 crore
Sheldon JacksonBatsmen60 lakh
Ajinkya RahaneBatsmen1 crore
Rinku SinghBatsmen55 lakh
Anukul RoyAll-Rounder20 lakh
Rasikh DarBowler20 lakh
Baba IndrajithBatsmen20 lakh
Chamika KarunaratneBowler50 lakh
Abhijeet TomarBatsmen40 lakh
Pratham SinghBatsmen20 lakh
Ashok SharmaBowler55 lakh
Sam BillingsBatsman/Wicket-keeper2 crore
Alex HalesBatsmen1.5 crore
Tim SoutheeBowler1.5 crore
Ramesh KumarBatsmen20 lakh
Mohammad NabiAll-Rounder1 crore
Umesh YadavBowler2 crore
Aman KhanBatsmen20 lakh