Kolkata Knight Riders Squad 2024 & Match Schedule

KKR as a franchise is one of the most profitable and valued teams in the tournament. As per Forbes, KKR estimated value is around $1.1 Billion. The popularity of KKR as a franchise has been due to its association with Bollywood King Shahrukh Khan & queen Juhi Chawla who both owns this franchise under Red Chillies Entertainment. Management of KKR has recently confirmed the Kolkata Knight Riders squad 2024 after the auction event and details about Kolkata Knight Riders schedule 2024 will be announced in a few months by the BCCI. 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Full Squad 2024

After consistent performances by KKR in previous editions, the team management of KKR retained only 13 players from the previous squad and released 12 players in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad 2024. Team KKR will be picking players from the IPL 2024 Auction event just before the start of IPL 2024. Gautam Gambhir is making a comeback into KKR as a team mentor and media sources revealed it was Gautam’s wish to retain Andre Russell which management happily obliged. The complete KKR team 2024 Players List is as follows.

Retained players: Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy. Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy

Released players: Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, David Wiese, Arya Desai, N Jagadeesan, Mandeep Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Johnson Charles

PlayerRoleAuction Price
Shreyas IyerBatsmanINR 12.25 Crores(R)
Nitish RanaBatsmanINR 8 crores(R)
Rinku SinghBatsmanINR 55 Lakhs(R)
Varun ChakravartyBowlerINR 8 Cr(R)
Andre RussellAll-rounderINR 12 Cr(R)
Venkatesh IyerAll-rounderINR 8 Cr(R)
Sunil NarineAll-rounderINR 6 Cr(R)
Anukul RoyAll-rounderINR 20 Lakhs(R)
Rahmanullah GurbazWK-BatsmanTraded from DC
Harshit RanaBowlerINR 20 Lakhs(R)
Vaibhav AroraBowlerINR 60 lakh(R)
Suyash SharmaBowlerINR 20 lakh(R)
KS BharatWK-BatsmanINR 50 lakh
Chetan SakariyaBowlerINR 50 lakh
Mitchell StarcBowlerINR 24.75 crore
Angkrish RaghuvanshiBatterINR 20 lakh
Ramandeep SinghAll-rounderINR 20 lakh
Sherfane RutherfordAll-rounderINR 1.50 crore
Manish PandeyBatterINR 50 lakh
Mujeeb Ur RahmanBowlerINR 2.0 crore
Gus AtkinsonBowlerINR 1.0 crore
Sakib HussainBowlerINR 20 lakh

Franchise has confirmed Shreyas Iyer as KKR team captain 2024 and it is a good decision because Shreyas has been scoring runs on a consistent basis at the International level and he is someone who is full of confidence right now which is a great thing to have in a leader. This year KKR opted to release both Shakib & Litton in the Kolkata Knight Riders players 2024 list is an interesting choice. The good thing about the KKR team 2024 Players List is they have some very good Indian players in the lineup who have done brilliantly at the IPL before so it’s nice for a franchise to not totally rely on overseas players. Shreyas Iyer was the captain in IPL 2022 as well in which they got knocked out at the league stage so it will be very important for him to lead his side into the finals this time. 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 2024 Schedule and Fixtures

There has been an official confirmation made by the BCCI for the IPL 2024 schedule which shows that KKR is all set to start its IPL 2024 journey on the 23rd of March against Sunrisers Hyderabad at their home venue.

The complete KKR 2024 fixtures list is as follows.

Date and TimeMatch Details
Sat, Mar 23
07:30 PM LOCAL
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 3rd Match
IPL 2024
Eden Gardens
Fri, Mar 29
07:30 PM LOCAL
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 10th Match
IPL 2024
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
Wed, Apr 03
07:30 PM LOCAL
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 16th Match
IPL 2024
Dr. Y.S.Rajashekar Reddy
Mon, Apr 08
07:30 PM LOCAL
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 22nd Match
IPL 2024
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
Sun, Apr 14
03:30 PM LOCAL
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, 28th Match
IPL 2024
Eden Gardens
Wed, Apr 17
07:30 PM LOCAL
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 32nd Match
IPL 2024
Eden Gardens
Sun, Apr 21
03:30 PM LOCAL
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, 36th Match
IPL 2024
Eden Gardens
Fri, Apr 26
07:30 PM LOCAL
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, 42nd Match
IPL 2024
Eden Gardens
Mon, Apr 29
07:30 PM LOCAL
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, 47th Match
IPL 2024
Eden Gardens
Fri, May 03
07:30 PM LOCAL
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 51st Match
IPL 2024
Wankhede Stadium
Sun, May 05
07:30 PM LOCAL
Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 54th Match
IPL 2024
Ekana Sports City
Sat, May 11
07:30 PM LOCAL
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 60th Match
IPL 2024
Eden Gardens
Mon, May 13
07:30 PM LOCAL
Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 63rd Match
IPL 2024
Narendra Modi Stadium
Sun, May 19
07:30 PM LOCAL
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 70th Match
IPL 2024
ACA Stadium

Knight Riders’ prayer has been listened by the BCCI as TATA IPL 2024 matches are scheduled at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium and they will hope that the home advantage will help them to go back to glory days and provide consistent winning performances this season. 

Kolkata Knight Riders schedule 2024 is updated with date, time & venues so you can book your IPL 2024 tickets online with ease from your home at your fingertips. 

Coaches of Kolkata Knight Riders 2024

Brendon McCullum used to be the head coach of KKR but since he got involved with England’s Test team they have roped in Chandrakant Pandit as head coach for TATA IPL 2024. Ryan ten Doeschate is hired as a fielding coach which is a great decision while James Foster who was previously the fielding coach has been promoted to head coach assistant. 

Coach TitleName
Head CoachChandrakant Pandit
Assistant CoachJames Foster & Abhishek Nayar
Bowling CoachBharat Arun
Assistant Bowling CoachOmkar Salvi
Fielding CoachRyan ten Doeschate
MentorDavid Hussey
Strength and Conditioning CoachChris Donaldson
Performance AnalystAR Srikkanth
Team ManagerWayne Bentley

New Zealand legend Brendon McCullum is rated as one of the best coaches for modern cricket because of his aggressive cricket mindset but after his departure, it will be interesting to see how Pandit fills the gap of Baz and how the team performs under him. 

KKR ka Baap Kaun Hai

Kolkata Knight Riders have a very passionate fanbase who have supported them deep-heartedly every year and whenever they play at their home venue Eden Gardens it’s always a house full which shows the people of Kolkata absolutely love their team. 

The answer to the question KKR ka baap Kaun hai is relatively simple because it is the one and only Gautam Gambhir who can be named as the father figure for Kolkata Knight Riders who has led KKR to multiple IPL titles and he is also the record holder for most IPL matches as captain.

Below is our detailed answer with stats regarding why Gautam Gambhir can be named as the father figure for KKR in Hindi below. 

गौतम गंभीर को केकेआर का जनक कहा जा सकता है।

नीचे फ्रैंचाइज़ी के लिए उनकी शानदार उपलब्धियाँ हैं।

10 – कोलकाता नाइट राइडर्स आईपीएल में लगातार दस मैच जीतने वाली इकलौती टीम है। उन्होंने 2014 और 2015 के संस्करणों में खेले गए लगातार दस आईपीएल मैच जीते। आईपीएल में सबसे लंबी जीत का सिलसिला गंभीर की कप्तानी में ही आया था।

10 – गंभीर के नाम आईपीएल में एक कप्तान के रूप में सबसे अधिक बार शून्य पर आउट होने का संदिग्ध रिकॉर्ड है। बाएं हाथ के इस बल्लेबाज ने आईपीएल में कुल 12 डक हासिल किए, जिनमें से दस ने टीम का नेतृत्व किया।

107 – गौतम गंभीर ने 2011 और 2017 से लगातार 107 ट्वेंटी-20 मैचों में कोलकाता नाइट राइडर्स का नेतृत्व किया। टूर्नामेंट के क्वालीफाइंग दौर के खेलों में शामिल नहीं होने के बाद 2011 सीएलटी20 से उनकी लकीर शुरू हुई। किसी अन्य कप्तान ने लगातार 70 से अधिक टी20 मैचों में टीम का नेतृत्व नहीं किया।

108 – गौतम गंभीर के नाम लगातार सर्वाधिक मैचों में आईपीएल टीम का नेतृत्व करने का रिकॉर्ड है। उन्होंने फ्रेंचाइजी के लिए खेले गए सभी 108 आईपीएल मैचों में केकेआर का नेतृत्व किया। एमएस धोनी आईपीएल में चेन्नई सुपर किंग्स के कप्तान के रूप में 104 मैचों की सक्रिय लकीर रखते हैं। गंभीर ने 2010 के सीजन से आईपीएल में अपनी टीमों के सीधे 122 मैचों में कप्तानी की जो एक रिकॉर्ड भी है। एमएस धोनी ने 2010 और 2016 के बीच लगातार 113 आईपीएल मैचों में अपनी टीमों का नेतृत्व किया।

129 – कप्तान के रूप में 100 से अधिक आईपीएल मैचों में फीचर करने के लिए गंभीर केवल एमएस धोनी (148) के बाद हैं। गंभीर का आईपीएल में बतौर कप्तान जीत-हार का रिकॉर्ड 71-57 का है।

3518 – गौतम गंभीर ने बतौर कप्तान आईपीएल में रन बनाए। ये किसी भी कप्तान के लिए आईपीएल में अब तक के सबसे ज्यादा रन हैं। गंभीर ने कप्तान के तौर पर आईपीएल की 127 पारियों में 31 अर्धशतक जड़े। ट्वेंटी-20 प्रारूप में एक कप्तान के रूप में गंभीर के 4242 रन किसी भी खिलाड़ी के लिए दूसरे सबसे अधिक हैं।

KKR Overall IPL Wins

Team KKR has already become CHAMPIONS of IPL two times in 2012 & 2014. They are the third most successful franchise in IPL history as Mumbai has 5 titles, Chennai has 4 and Kolkata has 2. 

2008League stage
2009League stage
2010League stage
2013League stage
2015League stage
2019League stage
2020League stage
2022League stage

Team KKR has a win percentage of 51.67 across all IPL seasons. They have played 213 matches in which they won 108 games while losing 101. KKR 2024 will certainly want to win TATA IPL 2024 to become the Champions for the third time. 

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