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IPL 2023: KKR Strongest Playing11, Full Squad, Fixture, Captain, Stats, and more: Two-time title winners Kolkata Knight Riders have always come up as one of the strongest teams in every season of IPL. The team is historically known for its ruthless and extremely powerful hitting in the middle and death overs. Are they strong enough for this season? Are they capable of lifting the title the third time? Well, you will get your answer here. In this article, we will let you through the full squad, fixture, Captain, and KKR strongest playing11. Also, we will predict the position of the franchise at the end of the tournament.

At least for the first half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders will be without the services of regular captain Shreyas Iyer. After being benched at the beginning of the fourth and final Test against Australia earlier this month due to a lower-back issue, Shreyas is anticipated to undergo surgery.

IPL 2023: KKR  Schedule, Strongest Playing11, Full Squad, Fixture, Captain, Stats, Prediction, and more | Kolkata Knight Riders
Shreyas Iyer will miss this season of IPL due to an Injury

In absence of Shreyas Iyer, KKR has announced NITISH RANA as the new stand-in captain for the IPL 2023 season. The team bought the 29-year-old middle-order left-handed striker, prior to the 2018 season, and has retained him on the squad ever since. With KKR, Rana has featured in 74 games while scoring 1744 runs at a strike rate of 135.61.

Let’s take a look at KKR schedule, Squad, KKR strongest playing11 and more.

IPL 2023: KKR Schedule, Fixture

Match No.Date, DayMatchTime (IST)Venue
2April 1, SatPBKS vs KKR3:30 PMMohali
9April 6, ThurKKR vs RCB7:30 PMKolkata
13April 9, SunGT vs KKR3:30 PMAhmedabad
19April 14, FriKKR vs SRH7:30 PMKolkata
22April 16, SunMI vs KKR3:30 PMMumbai
28April 20, ThurDC vs KKR7:30 PMDelhi
33April 23, SunKKR vs CSK7:30 PM Kolkata
36April 26, WedRCB vs KKR7:30 PMBangalore
39April 29, SatKKR vs GT3:30 PM Kolkata
47May 4, ThurSRH vs KKR7:30 PMHyderabad
53May 8, MonKKR vs PBKS7:30 PMKolkata
56May 11, ThurKKR vs RR7:30 PMKolkata
61May 14, SunCSK vs KKR7:30 PM Chennai
68May 20, SatKKR vs LSG7:30 PMKolkata

IPL 2023: KKR full squad

Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Weise, Kulwant Khejrolia.

IPL 2023: KKR Strongest Playing11

Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Nitish Rana(c), Narayan Jagadeesan, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy

Prediction regarding KKR

1- New Skipper Nitish Rana will be the highest run scorer for the franchise

2- Shardul Thakur will be the highest wicket-taker for the franchise this season.

3- Despite a team having caliber all-rounders like Andre Russell, Sunil Narayan, and Shardul Thakur in the squad should be rated high, this team still may not be able to qualify for playoffs as the big names often fail in main matches and the team is overdependent over a few players.

READ: IPL2023: This RCB’s Powerful six-hitter Now join the Squad

IPL 2023: Ranking All Team’s Captains Based on their stats and performances.

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