Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight RidersThe Knight Riders are owned by the Red Chillies Entertainment Company and are ranked as the second most valuable franchise in the IPL. For the 2012 season they are coached by Trevor Bayliss and captained by Gautam Gambhir.

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IPL Record

The team only managed sixth place in the 2008 IPL and failed to qualify for the knock-out stages. In the 2009 season they faired even worse, finishing bottom with only three wins from 14 matches. They had a very inconsistent 2010 - winning seven and losing seven of their 14 matches - which resulted in a sixth placed finish. Last season the reached the play-offs but lost out to the Munbai Indians by four wickets.

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

Kolkata Knight Riders purchased New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum for $900,000, West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine for $700,000 and the South African pacer Marchant de Lange for $50,000.

Batsmen
Gautam Gambhir (Captain)
Manoj Tiwary
Eoin Morgan
Debabrata Das

Bowlers
Sarabjit Ladda
James Pattinson
Shami Ahmed
Pradeep Sangwan
Iqbal Abdulla
Lakshmipathy Balaji
Brett Lee
Jaydev Unadkat
Sunil Narine
Marchant de Lange
Iresh Saxena

All Rounders
Jacques Kallis
Ratan Shukla
Rajat Bhatia
Ryan ten Doeschate
Yusuf Pathan
Shakib Al Hasan
Chirag Jani

Wicket Keepers
Brad Haddin
Manvinder Bisla
Brendon McCullum
Sanju Samson