Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Squad 2018

KKR Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018: The 2-time champions have got a completely new squad this time with focus mainly on the youngsters. They have new captain in Dinesh Kathick as Gautam Gambhir was released to DD. They have the slimmest squad with only 19 players which they bought for Rs. 59 corers in auction.

Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR IPL Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018

Sr. No. Player Name Nationality Type Price Paid
01. Sunil Narine (R) Trinidad & Tobago Bowler ₹8,50,00,000
02. Andre Russell (R) Jamaica All-Rounder ₹7,00,00,000
03. Chris Lynn Australia Batsman ₹9,60,00,000
04. Mitchell Starc Australia Bowler ₹9,40,00,000
05. Dinesh Karthik India Wicket Keeper ₹7,40,00,000
06. Robin Uthappa India Batsman ₹6,40,00,000
07. Kuldeep Singh Yadav India Bowler ₹5,80,00,000
08. Piyush Chawla India Bowler ₹4,20,00,000
09. Nitish Rana India Batsman ₹3,40,00,000
10. Kamlesh Nagarkoti India All-Rounder ₹3,20,00,000
11. Shivam Mavi India Bowler ₹3,00,00,000
12. Mitchell Johnson Australia Bowler ₹2,00,00,000
13. Shubman Gill India Batsman ₹1,80,00,000
14. Ranganath Vinay Kumar India Bowler ₹1,00,00,000
15. Rinku Singh India Batsman ₹80,00,000
16. Cameron Delport South Africa Batsman ₹30,00,000
17. Javon Searles Barbados All-Rounder ₹30,00,000
18. Apoorv Vijay Wankhade India Batsman ₹20,00,000
19. Ishank Jaggi India Batsman ₹20,00,000

Strengths of KKR IPL Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018

The swash buckling West Indian allrounders, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, were ratined by the team and then they bought Chris lynn back, which made the core strength of the group in last few seasons. The fast bowling attack is formidable with Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Jhonson providing the much-needed experience to highly talented U-19 fast bowlers, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi. Again, the explosive batsman like Shubhman Gill with Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana will be the main heroes of the team.

Weakness of KKR IPL Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018

The lack of leadership experience in the team would be a problem and for Dinesh Karthick to step into the shoes of Gautam Gambhir, will be daunting task. The team is on the younger side and it is to be seen how Dinesh take them forward. The other cause of concern to the team will be the likeliness of its players like Lynn and Starc to catch injuries and not able to complete the tournament. Andre Russel is coming of a one-year ban and recent injury in PSL have added to the problems of KKR. Also, Sunil Narine was reported for illegal bowling action and if that comes up again in IPL, KKR will be in sheer difficulty to put together a competitive team for the tournament.

Also Check:

SRH Team 2018 Players List
KXIP Team 2018 Players List
DD Team 2018 Players List
MI Team 2018 Players List
CSK Team 2018 Players List
RCB Team 2018 Players List
RR Team 2018 Players List

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