Friday, April 8, 2011

IPL 2011 Kolkata Knight Rider : Players, Coach & Auction Info

DLF India Premier league’s team ‘Kolkata Knight Rider’ is ready to play the fourth season of IPL with their best squad. Kolkata Knight Rider is owned by Bollywood celebrity Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta. Indian cricket team best player, Gautam Gambhir serves as the captain of the ‘Kolkata Knight Rider’, who got highest bidding of 2.4 million USD in IPL 4 auction. After losing last three edition of IPL, this time owner of the team has changed the team by purchasing cricket world's best players at very high cost.

IPL 2011 Kolkata Knight Rider : Players, Coach & Auction Info

Kolkata Knight Rider is based in Kolkata and Eden Gardens is home ground of the team. Sourav Ganguly led Kolkata Knight Rider in IPL from 2008 to 2010, but due to his poor performance, Shahrukh Khan has not included him in team for IPL 4. KKR has given this wonderful opportunity to Gautam Gambhir to show his knowledge about how to lead team on the ground.  KKR might be better than the earlier seasons. KKR has also some other interesting players like, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Jacques Kallis, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate Brad Haddin, and Yusuf Pathan who got third highest bidding of 2.1 million USD in IPL 4 auction.
Dav Whatmore serves as coach of the team with Wasim Akram for bowling consultant, and assistant coach Vijay Dahiya. Recently, KKR has been become the secondmost expensive franchise brand at US$46 million. The motto of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re(To do, to fight, to win). Current squads of KKR team is much strong compared to previous, so it can beat any team of IPL 4. Along with Gautam Gambhir, seven member of KKR squad including ;Yusuf Pathan, Brad Haddin, Jacques Kaillis, Brett Lee, Ryan ten Doeschate, Eoin Morgan and Shakib al Hasan have played in 2011 ICC world cup.

Key Players
  • Gautam Gambhir and Yusuf Pathan both stands with good form
  • Top-ranked all-rounder Kallis and Shakib and Laxmi Ratan Shukla
  • Brad Haddin, Manoj Tiwary and Manvinder Bisla have good strength of batting
New comers
  • Ryan ten Doeschate is a new comer of Netherlands team. He broke the record of the David Hemp by hitting an unbeaten 259. Recently, he made 119 runs against England team in ICC world cup 2011.
  • Eoin Morgan is an England batsman. He also played for his native Ireland before Joining with England team.
  • Iqbal Abdulla is not an official player of Indian team but he has represented Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy in 2007-08. He has also got the chance to play Indian Under-19 team for a tri-series in Sri Lanka, where he has taken the highest wicket (Eight wickets) by giving 69 runs in 31.1 over and become third-highest wicket-taker.
Owner: Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla & Jai Mehta
Motto: To do, to fight, to win (Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo re)

Squads of Kolkata Knight Rider
BatsmenBowlersAll rounder
Gautam Gambhir (Captain) (2400,000 dollars)Brett Lee (400,000 dollars)Shakib Al Hasan (425,000 dollars)
Manoj Tiwary (475,000 dollars)Lakshmipathy Balaji (500,000 dollars)Yusuf Pathan (2100,000 dollars)
Eoin Morgan (350,000 dollars)Jaydev Unadkat (250,000 dollars)Jacques Kallis (1100,000 dollars)
Maninder Bisla (Wk)James Pattinson (100,000 dollars)Ryan ten Doeschate (150,000 dollars)
Shreevats Goswami (Wk)Iqbal AbdullaLaxmi Ratan Shukla
Bradley James Haddin (Wk) (325,000 dollars)Pradeep Sangwan
Sarabjit Ladda
Rajat Bhatia
Shami Ahmed


  1. Hi Gauti,
    You do not know what you have been doing for KKR.
    Just keep it up and let us make feel that a new Dada, has come with total new look and dimension.
    Let's (at least try) see something special that,we all Kolkatans are dreaming for last 4 years, with
    your hugely talented team.
    Let me wait for the day, when we will only cheer for you as Dada, ....Dada..Dada.
    My and entire Kolkata wishes you the heartiest "ALL THE VERY BEST" and keep winning whatever comes in front.
    Sourav is history, now our Dada No.-2 is Gautam.
    Keep it up.

  2. hey.!!
    you are doing great job these dayz.!
    keep it up and jst move onn and beat every one whose so ever is in frontt.!! :)
    all the bestt.!