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.
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.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Predicted Squad for IPL 2023
|Andre Russel||All Rounder||12 Crores|
|Varun Chakravarthy||Bowler||8 Crores|
|Venkatesh Iyer||All Rounder||8 Crores|
|Sunil Narine||All Rounder||6 Crores|
|Pat Cummins||Bowler||7.25 Crores|
|Shreyash Iyer||Batsman||12.25 Crores|
|Nitish Rana||Batsman||8 Crores|
|Shivam Mavi||Bowler||7.25 Crores|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Batsman||1 Crores|
|Rinku Singh||Batsman||55 lakhs|
|Anukul Roy||Bowler||20 lakhs|
|Rasikh Dar||Bowler||20 lakhs|
|Baba Indrajeet||Batsman||20 lakhs|
|Chamika Karunaratne||Bowler||50 lakhs|
|Abhijeet Tomar||Batsman||40 lakhs|
|Pratham Singh||Batsman||20 lakhs|
|Ashok Sharma||Bowler||55 lakhs|
|Sam Billings||Batsman||2 Crores|
|Alex Hales||Batsman||1.5 Crores|
|Tim Southee||Bowler||1.5 Crores|
|Ramesh Kumar||Batsman||20 lakhs|
|Mohammed Nabi||All Rounder||1 Crores|
|Umesh Yadav||Bowler||2 Crores|
Kolkata Knight Riders: IPL 2023 Tentative Schedule
|March 29, 2023||Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||19:30||Wankhede Stadium|
|March 31, 2023||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||19:30||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 4, 2023||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings||19:30||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 8, 2023||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||19:30||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|April 10, 2023||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals||15:30||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 17, 2023||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||19:30||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 20, 2023||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||19:30||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 25,2023||Kolkata Knight Riders vs GJ||15:30||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 28, 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||19:30||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 4, 2023||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals||19:30||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 8, 2023||Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders||15:30||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|May 13, 2023||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||19:30||DY Patil Stadium|
|May 17, 2023||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||19:30||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|May 21, 2023||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants||19:30||DY Patil Stadium|
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.