Out of the eight and a few popular franchise teams in the IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders is one.
OWNER OF KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
With Shah Rukh Khan being its owner, big sponsors are always associated with KKR. In 2019, KKR has co-sponsorship deals with Jio, Lux Cozi, Royal Stag, Exide, Greenply, Asian Paints and many more.
TEAM CAPTAIN OF KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Dinesh Karthik is the Captain of the team while Robin Uthapa was named Vice-Captain
TEAM COACH OF KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
The team is coached by Jacques Kallis.
HOME GROUND OF KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Having the iconic and mammoth Eden Gardens as their home venue, KKR gets massive support from its home crowd with a capacity of 68,000. The fact that Kolkata Knight Riders is co-owned by India’s biggest Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, along with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta make more talked-about.
KKR are the second-most successful team in the IPL, winning the coveted trophy twice is 2012 and 2014 respectively, just behind CSK’s and MI’s three IPL titles. Saurav Ganguly was its captain in 2008, but the team enjoyed major success under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir as they won the title twice and also qualified for the playoffs quite a few times. Today, the team is captained by Dinesh Karthik, who took up the job in 2018 and led Kolkata to the playoffs before they were knocked out. Jacques Kallis, once a dependable player of the franchise, is its coach now.
The Knight Riders hold the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s, that being unbeaten for 14 matches. The brand value of Knight Riders was a whopping $99 million in 2017, making it the second most popular team in the IPL. The main theme of KKR, ‘Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re’ was very popular and is still echoed in the minds of the people.
In tha auction for IPL 2019, KKR bought Carlos Brathwaite for a whopping 5 crores and New Zealand pace bowler Lockie Ferguson for Rs. 1.6 crore. Their team looks solid with the likes of Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Robin Utthappa and Shubman Gill.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS JERSEY&LOGO
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS SQUAD FOR IPL 2019 :
Kolkata Knight Riders – Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Piyush Chawla, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Rinku Singh, Joe Denly, Harry Gurney, Nikhil Naik, Yarra Prithviraj, Shrikant Mundhe, KC Cariappa, Sandeep Warrier.