Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR IPL squad

 Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the profitable teams in IPL. Return of New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and vast improvement shown by James pattinson may help KKR to come out with its best ever performance in IPL.   IPL Kolkata Franchisee Profile:  Team Name: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL entry: 2008 Franchisee owner: Red Chillies Entertainment. Shahrukh Khan bought Kolkata IPL franchisee for 296 crore. Official website: http://www.kkr.in/   Stadium: Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Official theme: New Dawn New Knights Official colours: Purple & Gold Kolkata IPL T20 Cricket team profile:   Coach: Trevor Bayliss Captain: Gautam Gambhir Crucial players: Jaques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir, Brendon McCullum, James Pattinson, Manoj Tiwary & Yusuf Pathan. Highlight: One of the worst performed teams in IPL.  KKR T20 squad for IPL 5: S.NoCricketer NameCountryPrice     Batsmen:      1.Gautam Gambhir India (Delhi)11 crore 2.Eoin Morgan England 1.6 crore 3.Manoj Tiwary India (Bengal) 2.2 crore 4.Chirag jani Bengal  5. Debabrata Das Bengal      All-Rounders:       1.Yusuf Pathan India (Baroda) 9.7 crore 2.Jacques Kallis South Africa 5.1 … [Read more...]

KKR crushed RCB in IPL 2008

  Kolkata IPL team crushed Bangalore Royal Challengers (test team) in a one sided twenty20 match at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. Kolkata defeated Bangalore by a big margin of 140 runs. Batting first, Kolkata IPL scored 222/3 in 20 overs thanks to magnificent 158 not out by Brendon McCullum. But Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly failed to entertain the crowds. In response, Bangalore IPL was all out for 82 runs in 15.1 overs. Bangalore people may find it difficult to digest their team’s lack of fighting spirit. Except all-rounder Praveen kumar, not even a single Bangalore batsman has shown minimum fighting spirit and application in facing Kolkata Knight Riders. Shahrukh Khan is the happiest man on earth after seeing the wonderful all-round performance by his team. Kolkata IPL outclassed Bangalore IPL in batting, bowling and fielding.  Bangalore challengers started their innings in horrible way by losing 4 wickets for 24 runs in 6 overs. Test stars like Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis and Wasim Jaffer failed miserably along with Indian under-19 captain Virat Kohli. India young sensation, Ishant Sharma terrorised Dravid, Kallis and Jaffer in his initial overs. Even experienced hard hitter Mark Boucher fell cheaply to Kolkata captain Sourav Ganguly.  IPL started in a spectacular fashion at Chinnaswamy stadium which was well attended by famous cricket dignitaries. Music show by Shankar Mahadevan and Laser show enthralled the Bangalore crowds. But McCullum innings overshadowed all these things.  IPL Match analysis:       Toss: Bangalore Royal Challengers won the toss and elected to field.         Highlights of the match:  1. Brendon McCullum gave sensational start to this … [Read more...]

IPL Match preview: RCB Vs KKR

  Bangalore Royal Challengers will clash with Kolkata Knight Riders on April 18 in the inagural match of the first Indian Premier League (IPL) 20-20 tournament. This IPL Twenty20 match will be held at M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore under flood lights. Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif will endorse Bangalore IPL team which is looking weak in all departments when compared to Kolkata IPL team which is owned by Bollywood Badshaw Shahrukh Khan.   Match timing: 7 PM – 11 PM on April 18, 2008.       Stadium: M. Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore.      Significant rule: Each team can field only 4 foreign players per match. Bangalore may field Mark Boucher, Kallis, Cameroon White/Ross Taylor and Misbah-Ul-Haq or some bowler while Kolkata may field Chris Gayle, Ricky Ponting, Umar Gul and Brendon McCullum.  Bangalore IPL team will play without their star bowlers, Anil Kumble, Dale Steyn and Nathan Bracken in the first match. Anil Kumble will miss the first match due to groin injury. Nathan Bracken will miss first four matches. Dale Steyn will not play in the initial matches due to a domestic competition at home. Kolkata IPL team will miss Shoaib Akthar due to ban.    IPL Teams analysis:      Bangalore IPL team:  Strengths:  1. Mark Boucher all round capabilities.      2. Misbah-Ul-Haq in the middle order.       3. Most experienced players.     4. Under-19 players may surprise us.  Weaknesses:  1. Weak bowling, batting and fielding.  2. Absence of Dale Steyn, Anil Kumble and Nathan bracken.  Kolkata Knight Riders:   Strengths:  1. Strong … [Read more...]