KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Indian Premier League outfit Kolkata Knight Riders are serious title contenders in the upcoming VIVO IPL T20 2016, having already won the cricketing extravaganza twice in the 2012 and 2014 edition under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir.
I am Gautam Gambhir. I am the Captain. I am a Knight. And I will fight till the end. #IamKKR #AmiKKR— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 4, 2016
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Kolkata Knight Riders will be based in Kolkata and Eden Gardens will be their home ground.
KKR have appointed former all-rounder Jacques Kallis as their new head coach replacing Trevor Bayliss. Additionally, KKR have also hired former Australian batsman Simon Katich as their assistant coach. Pakistan legend Wasim Akram will continue being KKR’s mentor and bowling coach for the upcoming campaign.
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Squad: Gautam Gambhir(Captain), John Hastings, Jason Holder, Kuldeep Yadav, Manan Sharma, Colin Munro, Manish Pandey, Ankit Rajpoot, Rajagopal Sathish, Jaydev Unadkat, Surya Kumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Brad Hogg, Sheldon Jackson, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russel, Shakib Al Hasan, Robin Uthappa(Wk), Umesh Yadav.
Presenting the Knights of @KKRiders! It’s the full squad and we’re gunning for glory! pic.twitter.com/KwfMWJdrIc— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 6, 2016
Kolkata Knight Riders squad consists of 22 players, of which 13 are Indian players and 9 are foreign players.
Probable XI: Gautam Gambhir(C), Robin Uthappa(Wk), Manish Pandey, Surya Kumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Andre Russel, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel.
Gautam Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Riders will host Zaheer Khan led Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens on 10th April, 2016.
Mark your dates now! Presenting the complete schedule of Indian Premier League 2016 #IPLSchedule #IPL pic.twitter.com/3wa121jtG8— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 11, 2016