Kolkata Knight Riders

The Kolkata Knight Riders were one of those sides in the IPL who gave it their all to make their mark among the rest of the sides this year. The team made immense impact both with the bat and the ball. The team played some fantastic cricket throughout the tournament but still failed to reach the playoffs narrowly after they finished 6th in the points table at the end of the league stages. 

Despite brilliant combined performances from all the players some irregular and inconsistent droughts midway between the tournament cost them a place in the top 4 in the opinion of most of the cricket experts. Thus the overall result achieved by the franchise despite picking a fair amount of food players in the auction ahead of this season was a worth forgetting one. 

In spite of ending the season on a low the team will be trying to take the maximum amount of positives from this season which includes the fantastic form and rhythm displayed by some of the team’s individuals who gave it their all to help their side cross the line. 

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IPL 2023: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 2023 Predicted Squad, Playing XI, Schedule and Prediction 4

Kolkata Knight Riders: Predictions for IPL 2023

The side displayed great courage and enthusiasm throughout the tournament this year as it managed to rip apart several strong teams under tough circumstances during the league stages. The knights also found the able leadership of a young Shreyash Iyer and made the most of it to derive the best possible results. 

Despite a poor show midway during the season which led to their elimination in the league stages itself, it seriously is impossible to rule the team out in the upcoming season as well. 

The team already is equipped with some brilliant batting and bowling superstars and will definitely be looking to fill up the gaps they left vacant this season. With the likes of players like Andre Russel, Rinku Singh, Umesh Yadav and many others hitting peak form this season the franchise will be looking to add a bit more quality to their squad during the mini auction ahead of IPL 2023

The team management will expectedly be looking to go after a proper opening batsman who could solve their miseries at the top of the order in the upcoming season. With all the plans going accordingly, the Knights are surely going to triumph next season with a confirmed top 4 finish. 

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Kolkata Knight Riders Captain Shreyas Iyer

Kolkata Knight Riders: Predicted Squad for IPL 2023

Andre RusselAll Rounder12 Crores
Varun ChakravarthyBowler8 Crores
Venkatesh IyerAll Rounder8 Crores
Sunil NarineAll Rounder6 Crores
Pat CumminsBowler7.25 Crores
Shreyash IyerBatsman12.25 Crores
Nitish RanaBatsman8 Crores
Shivam MaviBowler7.25 Crores
Ajinkya RahaneBatsman1 Crores
Rinku SinghBatsman55 lakhs
Anukul RoyBowler20 lakhs
Rasikh DarBowler20 lakhs
Baba IndrajeetBatsman20 lakhs
Chamika KarunaratneBowler50 lakhs
Abhijeet TomarBatsman40 lakhs
Pratham SinghBatsman20 lakhs
Ashok SharmaBowler55 lakhs
Sam BillingsBatsman2 Crores
Alex HalesBatsman1.5 Crores
Tim SoutheeBowler1.5 Crores
Ramesh KumarBatsman20 lakhs
Mohammed NabiAll Rounder1 Crores
Umesh YadavBowler2 Crores

Kolkata Knight Riders: IPL 2023 Tentative Schedule 

Date                                                        MatchTime (IST)Venue
March 29, 2023Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders19:30Wankhede Stadium
March 31, 2023Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders19:30DY Patil Stadium
April 4, 2023Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings19:30Wankhede Stadium
April 8, 2023Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians19:30MCA Stadium, Pune
April 10, 2023Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals15:30Brabourne – CCI
April 17, 2023Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders19:30Brabourne – CCI
April 20, 2023Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders19:30Brabourne – CCI
April 25,2023Kolkata Knight Riders vs GJ15:30DY Patil Stadium
April 28, 2023Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders19:30Wankhede Stadium
May 4, 2023Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals19:30Wankhede Stadium
May 8, 2023Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders15:30MCA Stadium, Pune
May 13, 2023Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders19:30DY Patil Stadium
May 17, 2023Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad19:30MCA Stadium, Pune
May 21, 2023Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants19:30DY Patil Stadium
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IPL 2023: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 2023 Predicted Squad, Playing XI, Schedule and Prediction 5

KKR’S Possible Playing XI for next season

Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings (wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Varun Chakaravarthy.

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