KKR IN IPL 2018: IPL 2018 KKR TEAM, KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS TEAM 2018, KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS OWNER
Kolkata Knight Riders has been one of the teams in the Indian Premier League who have transformed themselves from a low rung team in the initial years of the Indian Premier League to a competitive franchise, ever since the Shahrukh Khan-co owned team won their first IPL title in 2012 edition of the IPL followed by another title in 2014. In order to accelerate the process even further, Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2018 is looking refurbished, with the IPL 2018 KKR team retaining Sunil Narine and Andre Russell in the Kolkata Knight Riders Team list for Indian Premier League League 11. We look at the complete preview for KKR Roster 2018; including Kolkata Knight Riders owner and prospects of KKR in IPL 2018.
Kolkata Knight Riders Roster, Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2018
Led by Dinesh Karthik, KKR Roster 2018 is loaded with batting maestros in the batting lineup of the Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2018, with Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill and Robin Uthappa etc. hiking the winning chances for KKR in IPL 2018. While Dinesh Karthik has shown immense promise recently when he steered India to a thrilling victory in the final clash of the inaugural edition of the Nidahas Trophy in 2018, India U19 World Cup star Shubman Gill has got every Indian cricket fan chanting for his name ahead of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League.
On the other hand, the KKR roster 2018 will also see the Australian dasher Chris Lynn, who was injured earlier this year during a cricket clash against New Zealand, recover just in time to appear for his team in IPL 2018. Another promising cricketer who will add stars to the KKR roster 2018 is Robin Uthappa, who seems to have been the only constant for the Kolkata Knight Riders, both in times of celebration and adversities.
The Kolkata Knight Riders Owner, KKR coach Jacques Kallis and the players making the Kolkata Knight Riders Team list look ambitious as ever, and it is a certain fact that the KKR roster 2018 will be looking to clinch their third Indian Premier League title, when they set foot in IPL 2018. Let us look at the complete KKR Roster 2018 to see how KKR in IPL 2018 would fare;
Indian players in Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2018
A right mix of young and experienced Indian cricketers in the Kolkata Knight Riders Team list could prove fruitful for KKR in IPL 2018, as the team’s strategy during the Indian Premier League 2018 auctions was very sound. Apart from bagging the veteran cricketers, Kolkata Knight Riders went after the young and promising cricketers as well, such as the India U19 stars Shubman Gill and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, along with Team India new entrant and spinning prodigy Kuldeep Yadav.
Shubman Gill was one of the highest scorers for the India U19 cricket team, which won the U19 World Cup earlier this year, defeating Australia in the final clash of the tournament. Gill later revealed that he was helped and advised by Team India veteran Yuvraj Singh on how to get into an attacking mentality while going for the crucial runs.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti, on the other hand, is a lethal weapon in Kolkata Knight Riders’ inventory, as the U19 cricketers is now famous for bowling at speeds close and over 145 kmph. While Nagarkoti is certain to blind the opponent batsmen in IPL 2018 with his pace bowling, Team India new entrant Kuldeep Yadav has cemented his reputation as one of the leading spin-bowlers in world cricket. Touted as Indian cricket team’s very own ‘chinaman’ bowler for his ability to throw the ball from the back of his hand, Kuldeep Yadav will definitely make a memorable debut in the 11th season of the Indian Premier League.
Below is the complete KKR roster 2018, which also includes the complete list of foreign players in the team.
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Foreign players on Kolkata Knight Riders Team List
The foreign players on the Kolkata Knight Riders Roster really take the chances for KKR in IPL 2018 high up in the sky, and Sunil Narine and Andre Russell are the two special players who will become the cynosure of all eyes when Kolkata Knight Riders step foot in IPL 2018.
Although West Indies star cricketer Sunil Narine was recently reported for suspect bowling action in PSL 2018, playing for Lahore Qalandars, the development remained to that only, and the 29-year-old Trinidadian cricketer will set the IPL 2018 stage on fire, the main reason why he was clinched by KKR in IPL 2018 auction for INR 12.5 crore. An added fact that will hike the chances for KKR roster 2018 to clinch another Indian Premier League title is Andre Russell, another West Indies cricketer in the mix for Kolkata.
Kolkata Knight Riders had been giving special attention to Andre Russell ahead of IPL 2018, as the 29-year-old Jamaican cricketer revealed himself, how KKR had provided him with support during the times of need. Russell informed Firstpost, that when he had faced a one-year ban from cricket in 2016 for the violation of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines, and was barred from playing both international and domestic cricket until 31 January 2018, it was KKR who had stepped forward and promised the first-class bowler that he would have a berth reserved in the KKR roster 2018, following which, KKR bagged the 29-year-old for INR 8.5 crore.
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Kolkata Knight Riders Owner
Kolkata Knight Riders owner, or rather owners, are the Shah Rukh Khan owned Red Chillies Entertainment, Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta of the Mehta Group. Kolkata Knight Riders owner Red Chillies Entertainment (Shah Rukh Khan) has always tried the best to shape the Kolkata Knight Riders team 2018 in the best way possible, so that each and every player in the Kolkata Knight Riders rosters highers the chances of KKR in IPL 2018 to win.