Kolkata Knight Riders Squad Analysis IPL 2024

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad Analysis IPL 2024

Kolkata Knight Riders have not just been a cricketing force but a star-studded affair owned by Bollywood King Shahrukh Khan and the talented actress Juhi Chawla. The Knight Riders are gearing up for another shot at glory in 2024, as they last entered the finals back in 2021. KKR has already won two IPL trophies under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir. Gambhir will return as the mentor of KKR this year. KKR management has decided to shake up their squad for this year's Indian Premier League after a lackluster performance in the previous season.

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Team Details

  • Name: Kolkata Knight Riders
  • City: Kolkata
  • Owners: Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta
  • Home Ground: Eden Gardens
  • Coach: Chandrakant Pandit
  • Captain: Shreyas Iyar
  • Championship Victories: 2

TV and Live Stream for KKR

TVsports.in will direct you to the Indian Premier League's top streaming platforms so you can watch live Kolkata Knight Riders games. IPL 2024 will be televised on Star Sports Network. Live streaming will be available on Jio Cinema's official website and apps. Tvsports.in website has all the information you need to watch live matches featuring the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Kolkata Knight Rider History

Kolkata Knight Riders started its IPL Campaign in 2008 and in their first season, they finished 6th in the points table and failed to qualify for the playoffs. Three years later, in 2011, Gautam Gambhir became KKR's captain, leading KKR to its first-ever playoffs of the IPL. KKR lost the eliminator against five-time champion Mumbai Indians, but only one year later, in 2012, was the year when KKR won its first-ever IPL title when they won against CSK in the final. In 2014, KKR beat Punjab Kings in the final to win its 2nd IPL title.

KKR qualified for the playoffs in 2016, 2017, and 2018 seasons. However, the team could not qualify for the final. In all other IPL seasons, KKR did not enter the top four. Gautam Gambhir is the highest run scorer for KKR in IPL. He scored 3345 runs for KKR in IPL. West Indian spinner Sunil Narine is the highest wicket-taker of KKR after taking 181 wickets in IPL.

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad IPL 2024

Shreyas Iyer(c), Srikar Bharat, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ramandeep Singh, Nitish Rana, Jason Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Vaibhav Arora, Gus Atkinson, Harshit Rana, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakravarthy, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Sakib Hussain


Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ramandeep Singh, Nitish Rana, Jason Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Rinku Singh

Wicket Keepers

Srikar Bharat, Rahmanullah Gurbaz


Vanketesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Ankul Roy, Andre Russel,


Vaibhav Arora, Gus Atkinson, Harshit Rana, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakravarthy, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Sakib Hussain

Performance of KKR in IPL 2023

Kolkata Knight Riders finished 7th in the points table in the IPL 2023 season and won 6 out of 14 games. The first match of KKR in IPL 2023 was against Punjab Kings, in which KKR lost by seven runs. Like 1st game, KKR lost the last game of IPL 2023 against LSG by one run.

Kolkata Knight Riders Players' Performance Analysis

The captain of KKR, Shreyas Iyar, did not play in the last season of IPL due to injury. Therefore, Nitish Rana was the standby captain of KKR in IPL 2023 and scored 413 runs. Wicketkeeper Batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz played as an opener for KKR in IPL 2023 and scored 227 runs. Jason Roy, the second opener of KKR, scored 285 runs. Both players will play for KKR in IPL 2024. Rinku Singh was the highest run scorer for KKR in IPL 2023 and he scored 474 runs.

Rinku Singh owned one of the incredible moments of IPL when he smashed five consecutive sixes to Yash Dayal in the last over to win against Gujarat Titans. One of the more experienced players of KKR, Andre Russell, will be vital for KKR in IPL 2024. Andre Russell scored 227 runs and took seven wickets last season. Another experienced KKR player, Sunil Narine, is ready to trap the opposition batters in IPL 2024. He got 11 wickets in a recent edition of IPL for KKR.

The highest wicket-taker for KKR last season, Varun Chakaravarthy, will be very important for KKR to get wickets in the middle overs of the game. He took 20 wickets for KKR in IPL 2023. Young leg spinner Suyash Sharma made his IPL debut for KKR last year and took ten wickets. No other bowler had a notable performance, so KKR could not go in the top four. KKR took star Australian bowler Mitchell Starc this year, making it the costliest buy ever in the auction. Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rehman and English quick Gus Atkinson will also play a vital role in the team.

Key Players for KKR in IPL 2024

The Captain of KKR, Shreyas Iyer, along with Rinku Singh will be two key players for KKR this season. Rinku Singh, the highest run scorer for KKR in IPL 2023, has now become a prominent player in the Indian T20 team. Nitish Rana, Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Manish Pandey can become the other important players in the batting lineup.

KKR gave nearly 25% of their purse money to Australian pacer Mitchell Starc. Mitchell Starc will return to IPL after nine years. Mitchell Starc has taken 34 wickets in 27 games of the IPL. His presence will be beneficial for KKR in IPL 2024. Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine will complete the bowling lineup.

Expectations on KKR in IPL 2024

KKR is a much-disciplined team in IPL, but in recent seasons they have struggled to find a way into the playoffs. Gautam Gambhir, the most successful captain for KKR in IPL, has joined the KKR team as a mentor. Joining Ghambir gives us the vibe that KKR has a high chance of playing in the playoffs of IPL 2024.


KKR has made interesting changes in their team for IPL 2024. The inclusion of Mitchell Starc can become a nightmare for the opposition teams. One of the most vital players for KKR will be Rinku Singh. Rinku Singh delivered excellent performance in pressure situations for KKR in IPL. Changes in the squad and management of KKR will surely make a huge change in their performance in IPL 2024.

Author: Ramesh Singh