KKR Squad 2024 | Retained, Released, Auction Players List

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a professional cricket team in the Indian Premier League. We noticed that they have some changes in their KKR squad 2024, after failing to qualify for playoffs in 2023. The team has an eye to building a strong KKR squad as they have retained their captain, Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell, and Varun Chakravarthy.

The management has strengthened their KKR squad for the upcoming IPL 2024 as they have already bought Mitchel Starc for ₹24.75 crore and this was the most expensive picked ever in IPL Auction 2024. KKR has appointed the great Gautam Gambhir as a new mentor ahead of the IPL 2024 edition, and we hope that the team will reach a big goal under Gambhir’s guidance and mentorship.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders have picked some strong players in their retentions, such as the captain and a consistent batter, Shreyas Iyer, Ramandeep Singh, and Anukul Roy. Let’s talk about the bowling lineup, here are the strong bowlers, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine Uyash Sharma, and Mitchell Starc, who were picked for the KKR squad 2024 by the team management. However, the Australian players Mitchel Starc, Ankul Roy, and Andre Russell, the world’s best all-rounder players, were also added to the KKR squad 2024.

OrganiserBoard of Control for Cricket of India (BCCI)
Championship Indian Premier League 
Tournament Year IPL 2024
Edition 17th 
Host Country India 
Franchises10 Teams
Total Matches 74
Tournament Format T20
Team Name Kolkata Knight Riders
FoundedOctober 2008
Home GroundEden Garden Kolkata
Total Budget₹100 Crore
Team Budget Spent ₹98.65 Crore 
Most Expensive Player Mitchell Starc (24.75 Crore), Shreyas Iyer (C) (12.5 Crore),
Andre Russell (12 Crore), Varun Chakravarthy (12 Crore)
Team Captain Shreyas Iyer
IPL Auction 202419 Dec 2023 (Dubai)
Post type Sports
IPL Schedule 2024Start Date 22 March, 2024 | End Date 29 May, 2024 (Expected)
Website iplt20.com

Kolkata Knight Riders Final Squad IPL 2024

Shreyas Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Jason Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, Suyash Sharma, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Mitchell Starc, Manish Pandey, KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Angrish Raghuvanshi, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Gus Atkinson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sakib Hussain

KKR Players Bought in IPL 2024 Auction

The Kolkata Knight Riders have come up with a purse value of INR 32.70 crore, and they have a total of 12 slots, of which 8 slots are for Indian players and 4 are for overseas. The target of KKR was the fast bowler, and they picked Michel Starc with the record-breaking amount of INR 24.75 crore, which was the most expensive pick in IPL history. Initially, they added the veteran of 2014, Manish Pandey, who was the best player in the IPL 2014 final match. However, Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, and Gus Atkinson were also bought by KKR for the upcoming IPL edition 2024. They are solid and uncapped players in the KKR squad, and more details on IPL buys are given below.

  • Mitchell Starc
  • Mujeeb ur Rahman
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Gus Atkinson
  • Chetan Sakariya
  • Srikar Bharat
  • Manish Pandey
  • Ramandeep Singh
  • Angkrish Raghuvanshi
  • Sakib Hussain

IPL 2024 Auction Rules

  • Each team will have a budget of INR 100 crore
  • The management can use this budget to complete their playing xi with at least 3 bowlers, 3 batsmen, 1 all-rounder, and 1 wicket-keeper
  • The team can consume a maximum of 75% of its auction budget to form its team
  • A team can choose a maximum of 25 players in their complete squad with a maximum of 8 overseas players
  • Before the auction, management must complete the retained trading and also after the trading in the auction each team should announce their complete squad

Related: IPL Auction 2024

KKR Squad 2024 | KKR Players List with Price

After the recent IPL Auction 2024, the Kolkata Knight Riders released their complete squad for the upcoming IPL event 2024. The team had released some players before the auction and bought new players. Here are the complete details of the KKR final squad for IPL 2024, including their base price and the players list that were retained with the new price.

Player NameCountryRoleRetained PriceAuction Price
Shreyas Iyer (C)IndiaBatter₹12.5 crore
Varun ChakravarthyIndiaBowler₹12 crore
Andre RussellWest IndiesAll-rounder₹12 crore
Venkatesh IyerIndiaAll-rounder₹8 crore
Nitish RanaIndiaAll-rounder₹8 crore
Sunil NarineWest IndiesBowler₹6 crore
Jason RoySouth AfricaBatter₹2.8 crore
Vaibhav AroraIndiaBowler₹60 Lakh
Rinku SinghIndiaBatter₹55Lakh
Rahmanullah GurbazAfghanistanKeeper-batter₹50 Lakh
Suyash SharmaIndiaBowler₹20 Lakh
Harshit RanaIndiaBowler₹20 Lakh
Anukul RoyIndiaAll-rounder₹20 Lakh
KS BharatIndiaKeeper-batter₹50 Lakh
Chetan SakariyaIndiaBowler₹50 Lakh
Mitchell StarcAustraliaBowler₹24.75 crore
Ramandeep SinghIndiaAll-rounder₹20 Lakh
Angkrish RaghuvanshiIndiaBatter₹20 Lakh
Sherfane RutherfordWest IndiesBatter₹1.5 crore
Manish PandeyIndiaBatter₹50 Lakh
Mujeeb-Ur-RahmanAfghanistanBowler₹2 crore
Gus AtkinsonEnglandBowler₹1 crore
Sakib HussainBangladeshBowler₹20 Lakh

KKR Retained Players List IPL 2024

The KKR has retained some players who had performed well in the last year of IPL 2023. The complete list of retained players for the upcoming IPL season 2024 is below.

  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Andre Russell
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Nitish Rana
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Sunil Narine
  • Jason Roy
  • Rinku Singh
  • Vaibhav Arora
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Suyash Sharma
  • Harshit Rana
  • Anukul Roy

Related: IPL Auction 2024

KKR Released Players List IPL 2024

Kolkata Knight Riders failed to qualify for the playoffs in 2022 and 2023. The team management has decided to release some players to make room for new trading in IPL Auction 2024.

  • Lockie Ferguson
  • N Jadeesan
  • Litton Das
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Tim Southee
  • Mandeep Singh
  • Shakib Al Hassan
  • David Wiese

KKR Squad Strength – 23 (Indian-15, Overseas-8)

KKR Total Purse Value – INR 100 crore

KKR Purse Remaining – INR 1.35 Crore

KKR Total Player Slots Available: 2

KKR IPL 2024 Schedule and Fixtures

As you know, due to the Lok Sabah Election in India, the IPL schedule will be divided into two parts. The schedule, fixtures, and venue of KKR’s first three matches are given below. Stay tuned and get back to us. We will update the complete schedule as soon as BCCI is released.

MatchDateFixturesTime (IST)Venue
1.23 March 2024Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad7:30 PMEden Garden
2.29 March 2024Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMBengaluru
3.03 April 2024Kolkata Knight Riders vs Dehli Capitals7:30 PMVisakhapatnam

Playing 11 KKR Squad 2024

  1. Shreyas Iyer (c)
  2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
  3. Rinku Singh
  4. Nitish Rana
  5. Andre Russell
  6. Sunil Narine
  7. Varun Chakravarthy
  8. Tim Southee
  9. Anukul Roy
  10. Vaibhav Arora
  11. Venkatesh Iyer

Checkout: CSK Squad IPL 2024

KKR Captain IPL 2024

The team management chose Shreyas Iyer as the new captain of KKR in 2022. The 29-year-old Indian cricketer and right-handed batter had played international cricket in all formats for the Indian team. They had performed well under the captaincy of Shreyas but failed to qualify for the playoffs. In IPL 2023, Unfortunately, Shreyas was replaced with Nitish Rana due to a back injury and missed the opportunity to lead the team. There are many rumours that he is injured and will not lead the team for the upcoming IPL 2024; here we confirmed from our source and informed you that Shreyas Iyer is fully fit, and BBCI also has no objection to his fitness, and he will lead the team as captain for KKR squad 2024.

KKR Head Coach IPL 2024

Brendon McCullum served as KKR’s head coach for several years, and the former Indian cricketer Chandrakant Pandit took over the responsibilities of head coaching for KKR in 2021. Currently, he is serving as the head coach of KKR for the IPL edition 2024. Unfortunately, the team has not reached the playoffs under Chandrakant Pandit’s coaching.

KKR Mentor IPL 2024

On the other hand, Gautam Gambhir has recently joined KKR as the team’s mentor. He is a former Indian cricketer with great captaincy skills, and we have to remember that Gautam Ghambir was the captain when KKR won the IPL trophy two times in 2012 and 2014. Ghambir’s career has been fantastic in all cricket formats, and his skills made him capable of doing anything during a match.

Related Article: IPL 2023 Top 10 Expensive Players | IPL Winners and Runners List 2008 to 2023

Management and Supporting Staff Of KKR 2024

CaptainShreyas Iyer
OwnerShah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta
Head CoachChandrakant Pandit
C.E.O & Managing DirectorVenky Mysore
Fast Bowling CoachBharat Arun
Assistant Bowling CoachOmkar Salvi
Batting CoachChandrakant Pandit
Fielding CoachRyan Ten Doeschate
Assistant coachAbhishek Nayar, James Foster
Team ManagerWayne Bentley
Strength and Conditioning CoachChris Donaldson
Head PhysiotherapistPrasanth Panchada
Team MentorGautam Gambhir
Assistant PhysioAbhishek Sawant
DoctorR Srikanth Narayanaswamy
Team analystNathan Leamon
Asst. Strength and Conditioning CoachSagar V
Official websitewww.kkr.in
KKR Squad 2024.

Sponsor and Partner of KKR 2024

Many brands and companies have signed contracts as sponsorship and partner deals with Kolkata Knight Riders. Here are the complete details of the sponsors and partners for the IPL season 2024.

Sponsor and Partner of KKR 2024
Principal PartnerBKT
Associate SponsorsACKO
JOY Personal Care
LUX Cozi
Money 9
Royal Green
Official PartnersThums UP
Mio Amore
Amul Organic
Bira 91
Licensing PartnersThe Souled Store
Fancode Shop
Media PartnersSampark
94.3 Radio ONE
Fever FM
The Telegraph
Health PartnerWoodlands Hospital
KKR Squad 2024.

KKR IPL Winning Percentage 2008-2023

YearPlayWLTPositionWin %

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How many times has KKR won the IPL trophy?

Kolkata Knight Riders has won the IPL trophy 2 times in 2012 and 2014.

Who are the top bowlers in KKR squad 2024?

Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, and Jason Roy are among the top bowlers in KKR for IPL 2024.

What was the best year of KKR?

The best year for KKR was 2012 when they first time won the IPL trophy.

Is KKR a strong team?

KKR has already won the IPL trophy two times and currently, they have picked Mitchell Starc in the IPL auction and the addition of Rinku Singh and Shreyas Iyer will strengthen their KKR squad 2024.

Who is the owner of KKR 2024?

Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and his spouse Jay Mehta are the owners of Kolkata Knight Riders.

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