KKR IPL 2023 Squad: Meet the Retained Players and New Additions | KKR IPL 2023 Full Schedule and Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses

KKR IPL 2023 Squad

Last Updated on February 21, 2023 by theviralsportsindia

KKR IPL 2023: Kolkata Knight Riders is the only team who wins the most IPL title after Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. However, for the last few years, Kolkata is facing performance issues.

This post will show the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2023 player list, their strengths, and weaknesses, Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2023 schedule, and everything you should know about this.

KKR IPL 2023 Squad

Player NameRoleAuction Price
Shreyas IyerBatsmanINR 12.25 Crores(R)
Nitish RanaBatsmanINR 8 crores(R)
Rinku SinghBatsmanINR 55 Lakhs(R)
Varun ChakravartyBowlersINR 8 Cr(R)
Tim SoutheeBowlersINR 1.5 crores(R)
Umesh YadavBowlersINR 2 crores(R)
Andre RussellAll-rounderINR 12 Cr(R)
Venkatesh IyerAll-rounderINR 8 Cr(R)
Sunil NarineAll-rounderINR 6 Cr(R)
Anukul RoyAll-rounderINR 20 Lakhs(R)
Shardul ThakurBowlerTraded from DC
Lockie FergusonBowlerTraded from GT
Rahmanullah GurbazWK-BatsmanTraded from DC
Harshit RanaBowlerINR 20 Lakhs(R)
N JagadeesanBatterINR 90 Lakhs(R)
Vaibhav AroraBowlerINR 60 Lakhs(R)
Shakib Al HasanAll-rounderINR 1.5 Crore(R)
David WieseAll-rounderINR 1 Crore(R)
Mandeep SinghBatterINR 50 Lakhs
Litton DasWicket-keeperINR 50 Lakhs
Kulwant KhejroliyaBowlerINR 20 Lakhs
Suyash SharmaBowlerINR 20 Lakhs
IPL 2023 Kolkata Knight Riders Players List (Table Credit: Zee Media)

KKR IPL 2023 Strength

KKR has a multi-talented squad of players like Russell, Narine, and Shakib. Andre Russell plays extraordinarily well and Venkatesh Iyer also bowls medium pace and also does sufficient batting.

KKR IPL 2023 Strength
KKR IPL 2023 Strength

Rinku Singh is one of the best assets for Kolkata, he has played only 17 matches for KKR, but he had made 174 runs at a strike rate of 149.

KKR IPL 2023 Weakness

KKR is totally depending on the all-rounders and that’s the biggest reason Kolkata Knight Riders facing the issues in the last few years.

Chakravarthy’s form is also a concern for them.  he just took six scalps in IPL 2022 with an economy rate of 8.51.

KKR IPL 2023 full schedule :

⦿ Match 1: April 1 – Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Mohali (3:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 2: April 6 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata (7:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 3: April 9 – Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Ahmedabad (3:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 4: April 14 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata (7:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 5: April 16 – Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai (3:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 6: April 20 – Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi (7:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 7: April 23 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata (7:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 8: April 26 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Bengaluru (7:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 9: April 29 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans, Kolkata (3:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 10: May 4 – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Hyderabad (7:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 11: May 8 – Kolkata Knight RIders vs Punjab Kings, Kolkata (7:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 12: May 11 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata (7:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 13: May 14 – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai (7:30PM IST)

⦿ Match 14: May 20 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, Kolkata (7:30PM IST)

KKR IPL 2023 Retained Players List

These are the players retained by KKR in IPL 2023 Auction :

Shreyas Iyer (c)Batsmen12.25 crore
Nitish RanaBatsmen8 crore
Venkatesh IyerAll-Rounder8 Crore
Andre RussellAll-Rounder12 Crore
Sunil NarineAll-Rounder6 Crore
Umesh YadavBowler2 crore
Tim SoutheeBowler1.5 crore
Harshit RanaBowler20 lakh
Varun ChakravarthyBowler8 Crore
Anukul RoyAll-Rounder20 lakh
Rinku SinghBatsmen55 lakh
Rahmanullah GurbazBatsman/Wicket-keeper50 lakh
Shardul ThakurBowler10.75 Crore
Lockie FergusonBowler10 Crore
Kolkata Knight Riders Retained Players IPL 2023

KKR Released Players in IPL 2023

These are the players released by Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2023 Auction :

  • A. Finch 
  • Abhijeet Tomar 
  • A. Rahane 
  • Alex Hales 
  • Ashok Sharma 
  • Baba Indrajith 
  • Chamika Karunaratne 
  • Mohammad  Nabi 
  • P. Cummins 
  • Pratham Singh 
  • Ramesh Kumar
  • Rasikh Dar 
  • Sam Billings 
  • Sheldon Jackson 
  • Shivam Mavi 

KKR IPL 2023 New Players

These are the players bought by KKR in IPL 2023 Auction :

  • Litton Das (Rs 50 lakhs)
  • Kulwant Khejroliya (Rs 20 lakh)
  • David Wiese (Rs 1 crore)
  • Suyash Sharma (Rs 20 lakh)
  • Vaibhav Arora (Rs 60 lakh)
  • N. Jagadeesan (Rs 90 lakh)
  • Mandeep Singh (50 lakhs)
  • Shakib Al Hasan (Rs 1.5 crore)

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