TATA IPL 2023: Checkout KKR’s full squad for the upcoming season
The bollywood favourite SRK owned team Kolkata Knight Riders had a difficult task ahead of the auctions as they had to fill in 14 available slots for the franchise with only INR 7.05 crore.
The auction management team of KKR seemed to invest more on young players which could come under the hammer at a reasonable amount, especially the base priced players of ₹20 lakhs and ₹50 lakhs.
KKR managed to buy 8 players in the auctions and their highest buy was on Shakib al Hasan who went unsold in round 1 and was acquired later by his former franchise for ₹1.5 crore.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) purchased the following players at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction in Kochi on Friday, December 23 –
N. Jagadeesan (INR 90 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (INR 60 lakh), Suyash Sharma (INR 20 lakh), David Wiese (INR 1 crore), Kulwant Khejroliya (INR 20 lakh), Litton Das (INR 50 lakh), Mandeep Singh (INR 50 lakh), and Shakib Al Hasan were all bought at the 2023 auction (INR 1.5 crore).
INR 1.65 crore remains in the purse.
3 total player slots are available.
There are no overseas slots available.
KKR FULL SQUAD FOR IPL 2023
Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, N. Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Shakib Al Hasan.
KKR PLAYERS RETAINED AHEAD OF 2023 AUCTION
Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh.