Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR logo team Kolkata Knight RidersBelow is list of players purchased, retained or bought in the live auction being held at Bangalore by Kolkata Knight Riders. Please refer to below table for list. Shocking for Dada fans as he remains unsold. KKR didn’t even bid for Saurav Ganguly. KKR looking for Gautam Gambhir to be made captain. They also manage to get Yusuf Pathan and Jacque Kallis in their team. Solid team but disappointed fan club. But remember this is business.

Bowlers

  • Brett Lee
  • Laxmipathy Balaji
  • Pradeep Sangwan
  • SS Ladda
  • Iqbal Abdulla
  • Jaidev Unadkat
  • James Pattinson
  • Shami Ahmed

Batsmen

All Rounders

  • Rajat Bhatia
  • Yusuf Pathan
  • Jacques Kallis
  • LR Shukla
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Ryan ten Doeschate

Wicket Keeper

  • MS Bisla
  • SP Goswami
  • Brad Haddin

Support Staff

  • Dav Whatmore
  • Wasim Akram
  • Andrew Leipus
  • Adrian Le Roux
  • A. R. Srikkanth
  • Adrian Le Roux
  • Arvind Kumar
  • Joy Bhattacharjya
  • Joydeep Mukherjee
  • Vijay Dahiya

Kolkata Knight Riders
When Shah Rukh Khan, India’s biggest movie star, co-purchased the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise, the nation couldn’t help but feel an affinity with the side. And when Brendon McCullum stormed into the competition with a whirlwind 158*, it drew a collective gasp of admiration from fans of the sport across the world. Calcutta’s hero Sourav Ganguly helmed the side while John Buchanan powered the think-tank in its first run. But the team could not live up to expectations, failing to qualify for the knockout stage in the first three editions of the IPL.

A dramatic makeover followed. The Knight Riders made the two most expensive signings at the IPL Player Auction 2011, buying Gautam Gambhir at USD 2.4 million, Yusuf Pathan at USD 2.1 million and Jacques Kallis at USD 1.1 million. Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, L Balaji and Manoj Tiwary were the other names enlisted at the auction. But it is the uncapped Indian players – Rajat Bhatia, Pradeep Sangwan, Shreevats Goswami and Iqbal Abdulla – that give the Knight Riders the appearance of a well-rounded side, capable of turning things around this edition.