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Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2018, Full list of players and their salaries

Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2018, Full list of players and their salaries

The Kolkata Knight Riders (also known by the acronym KKR) are a franchise cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The team is coached by Jacques Kallis. The home of the Knight Riders is Eden Gardens, the largest cricket stadium in India and the second largest in the world by seating capacity.

Although the team has gained immense popularity due to its association with celebrity owners, it was surrounded with controversy and poor on-field performance through the first three years of the tournament.The team's performance, however, improved from the fourth season as it qualified for the IPL playoffs as well as the now defunct Champions League Twenty20. They eventually became the IPL champions for the first time in 2012, by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final and repeated the feat in 2014, defeating Kings XI Punjab.The Knight Riders hold the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s.


Franchise history

In 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) created the cricket tournament Indian Premier League based on the Twenty20 form of the game.[8]Eight teams would participate in the inaugural tournament held in April – June of the same year. The teams representing the eight different cities of India were put up on auction in Mumbai on 20 February. The team representing Kolkata was eventually bought by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's company Red Chillies Entertainment in partnership with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta for a price of $75.09 million, equal to approximately ₹2.98 billion at that time.Sourav Ganguly, former captain of the Indian national team and a native of West Bengal, was named the Icon Player for the team. The name of the team is a reference to the popular 1980s American television series Knight Rider.


Kolkata Knight Riders Team & their salaries - Sunil Narine (retained Rs 12.5 cr), Andre Russell (retained Rs 8.5 cr) Chris Lynn (Rs 9.6 cr), Mitchell Starc (Rs 9.4 cr), Dinesh Karthik (Rs 7.4 cr), Robin Uthappa (RS 6.4 cr), Kuldeep Yadav (Rs 5.8 cr), Piyush Chawla (Rs 4.2 cr), Nitish Rana (Rs 3.4 cr), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (Rs 3.2 cr), Shivam Mavi (Rs 3 cr), Mitchell Johnson (Rs 2 cr), Shubman Gill (Rs 1.8 cr), R Vinay Kumar (Rs 1 cr), Rinku Singh (Rs 80 lakh), Cameron Delport (Rs 30 lakh), Javon Searless (Rs 30 lakh), Ishank Jaggi (Rs 20 lakh), Apoorv Wankhade (Rs 20 lakh)

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