Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024: Squad, Fixtures, Captain and Coach

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Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024: Full Information

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024: The Kolkata Knight Riders are aiming for a strong performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2024. They are looking forward to winning their third title and reaching the playoffs consistently. Let’s take a closer look at Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024 squad and the fixtures for the upcoming matches.

Coach

The two-time champions will be coached by Chandrakant Pandit, the former Indian wicket-keeper and coach, who has had a successful stint with Vidarbha in the domestic circuit, winning Ranji Trophy and Irani Trophy titles. Pandit is known for his disciplined and meticulous approach, his emphasis on fitness and fielding, and his knack of spotting and nurturing talent.

Captain

KKR will have a new captain in Shreyas Iyer. Iyer, who is a stylish and aggressive batsman, will lead a balanced squad with players like Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Nitish Rana. Iyer will bring his leadership and versatility to the team, along with players like Jason Roy and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Squad Overview

The Kolkata Knight Riders have made some smart buys in the IPL 2024 auction to strengthen their squad. Here are the players they have acquired:

KS Bharat (Rs. 50 lakh)

Chetan Sakariya (Rs. 50 lakh)

Mitchell Starc (Rs. 24.75 crore)

Angkrish Raghuvanshi (Rs. 20 lakh)

Ramandeep Singh (Rs. 20 lakh)

Sherfane Rutherford (Rs. 1.5 crore)

Manish Pandey (Rs. 50 lakh)

Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Rs. 2 crore)

Gus Atkinson (Rs. 1 crore)

Sakib Hussain (Rs. 20 lakh)

Retained Players

The Kolkata Knight Riders have also retained a core group of players who have been part of the team in previous seasons. These include:

Nitish Rana

Rinku Singh

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Shreyas Iyer

Jason Roy

Sunil Narine

Suyash Sharma

Anukul Roy

Andre Russell

Venkatesh Iyer

Harshit Rana

Vaibhav Arora

Varun Chakaravarthy

Stadium

Kolkata Knight Riders will play their home games at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, which has a capacity of 66,000 spectators and has hosted many iconic matches in the past.

Fixtures

The Kolkata Knight Riders will start their IPL 2024 campaign with a clash against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on 23rd March at Kolkata. Here are their upcoming fixtures:

KKR vs SRH – 23rd March – Kolkata

KKR vs RCB – 29th March – Bengaluru

KKR vs DC – 3rd April – Visakhapatnam

With a balanced squad and a mix of youth and experience, the Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to make a mark in IPL 2024. Fans can expect thrilling matches and exciting performances from this revamped team.

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