The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are a franchise cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The Knight Riders play at the iconic Eden Gardens stadium.

The franchise, which has gained immense popularity due to its association with celebrity owners, qualified for the IPL playoffs for the first time in 2011. They became the IPL champions in 2012, by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final. They repeated the feat in 2014, defeating Kings XI Punjab.The Knight Riders have the record for the extensive winning streak by any Indian team in T20s

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad 2021l

Players retained:     

Eoin MorganCaptain / BatsmanDublin, Ireland
Nitish RanaBatsmanDelhi, India
Pradish KrishnaBowlerBengaluru, India
Snadeep WarrierBowlerThrissur, India
Shivam MaviBowlerNoida, India
Kamlesh NagarkotiBowlerBrmer, India
Lockie FergusonBowlerAukland, New Zealand
Pat CumminsBowlerWestmead, Australia
Kuldeep YadavBowlerKanpur, India
Varun ChakravarthyBowlerBidar, India
Sunil NarineAll-RounderArima, Trinidad and Tobago
Andre RussellAll-RounderKingston, Jamaica
Dinesh KarthikWicket-KeeperChennai, India
Rinku SinghBatsmanAligarth, India
Rahul TripathiBatsmanRanchiu, India
Tim SeifertWicket-KeeperWhanganui, New Zealand
Shuman GillBatsmanFazilka, India

Players Additions:

Shakib Al HasanAll-RounderMagura District , Bangladesh
Sheldon JacksonWicket-KeeperBhavnagar, India
Vaibhav AroraBowlerIndia
Karun NairBatsmanJodhpur, India
Harbhajan SinghBowlerJalandhar, India
Ben CuttingAll-RounderSunnybank, Australia
Venkatesh IyerAll-RounderIndore, India
Pawan NegiBowlerDelhi, India

The Kolkata Knight Riders were probably the hushed teams at the IPL 2021 auction. There weren’t numerous players who they bid for through the day. But, late in the day, KKR went on a purchase splurge making some really important purchases.

tThe two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders bring back some old players who had represented them in the past during the IPL 2021 player auction. Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is back in the team, and so is Sheldon Jackson. Kolkata Knight Riders also brought vetaran Harbhajan Singh and India International Karun Nair. Ben Cutting was their second overseas player bought in the auction.