IPL 2023 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Release, Retains and Probable Players List, Squad all you know
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IPL 2023 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Release, Retains and Probable Players List, Squad all you know: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) performance in the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 was in stark contrast with what everyone had thought of or how they performed in the IPL 2021. The initial reactions from the experts to KKR’s auction strategy were something to take note of as the franchise did fairly well in purchasing match-winning players.

Shreyas Iyer was successfully bagged by KKR at the auction table following a long bidding war until the price reached INR 12.25 Crores. Iyer, an acclaimed leader, was immediately announced to be the new captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as the franchise decided to let go of Eoin Morgan.

Though Shreyas Iyer, the batter, flourished and performed decently throughout the tournament, his leadership looked a bit rusty. It later came to light that Shreyas Iyer didn’t have much control and freedom to pick his choice of playing XI as the management constantly intervened in the process.

The hero of the IPL 2021, Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy couldn’t express themselves in the recently held season of the IPL. Venkatesh Iyer, who came to the limelight after his flamboyance in the IPL 2021 phase two, had a disastrous season with the bat. He could only manage to score 182 runs in 12 matches. The same goes for mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy.

One of the major reasons for KKR’s disappointing performance in the IPL 2022 was their inconsistent playingXI which was often slashed and chopped following a few poor performances. 

KKR’s dismal season ended with just six victories in 14 matches. The franchise remained in the sixth position which denied their entry to the playoffs in the IPL 2022.

Nevertheless, the upcoming season will be different for the two-time IPL winners. Coach Brendon McCullum has been appointed as England’s Test coach.

The franchise will go through the auction process once again ahead of the IPL 2023. Everyone anticipates KKR to do well in the auction, just like they did in the IPL 2022 mega auction. The majority of the squad will be retained.

This article will take you through IPL 2023 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Release, Retains and Probable Players List, Squad all you know.

IPL 2023 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) released Players:

IPL 2023 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Release, Retains and Probable Players List, Squad all you know
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IPL 2023 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) retained Players:

IPL 2023 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad and Probable Player List:

Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Venkatesh Iyer, Abhijeet Tomar, Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson, Rinku Singh, Mohammad Nabi, Anukul Roy, Chamika Karunaratne, Rasikh Dar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Shivam Mavi, Ramesh Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Sheldon Jackson.