2015 IPL Team Profile; The Kingly Kolkata Knight Riders

The True Kings | Kolkata Knight Riders
The True Kings | Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL 2015
IPL 2015

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Kolkata Knight Riders

Bio

Founded: 2008

Owner/s: Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla & Jay Mehta

City: Kolkata, West Bengal; India

Home Ground: Eden Gardens, Kolkata (66, 349)

IPL Titles: 2

CL T20 Titles: 0 (Runners-Up)

Best IPL Finish: Winners (2012, 2014)

Captain: Gautam Gambhir

Coach: Trevor Bayliss

Highest Ranked T20 Batsman: Shakib Al Hassan (20th)

Highest Ranked T20 Bowler: Sunil Narine (2nd)

Highest Ranked T20 All-Rounder: Shakib Al Hassan (1st)

2014 IPL Record: 11-5 (Crowned Champions & Qualified For The CLT20)

2015 Squad

Batsmen

Name: Manish Pandey; Age: 25 Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

Name: Gautam Gambhir; Age: 33; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Leg Break

Name: Robin Uthappa; Age: 29; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium

Name: Suryakumar Yadav; Age: 24; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Slow Left-Arm Orthodx

Name: Vaibhav Rawal; Age: 23; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Leg Break

All-Rounders

Name: Andre Russell; Age: 27; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Fast-Medium

Name: Yusuf Pathan; Age: 32; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

Name: Ryan ten Doeschate; Age: 34; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

Name: Shakib Al Hasan; Age: 28; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Slow Left-Arm Orthodox

Name: Aditya Garhwal; Age: 19; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Leg Break Googly

Name: Sumit Narwal; Age: 33; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium-Fast

Name: Johan Both; Age: 32; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

Name: Azhar Mahmood; Age: 40; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium-Fast

Wicketkeepers

Name: Sheldon Jackson; Age: 28; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: N/A

Bowlers

Name: Kuldpeed Yadav; Age: 20; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Slow Left-Arm Chinaman

Name: Umesh Yadav; Age: 27; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Fast

Name: Piyush Chawla; Age: 26; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Leg Break

Name: Pat Cummins; Age: 21; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Fast

Name: Brad hogg; Age: 44; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Slow Left-Arm Chinaman

Name: Morne Morkel; Age: 30; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Fast

Name: Sunil Narine; Age: 26; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

Name: KC Cariappa; Age: 21; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Leg Break

Name: Veer Pratap Singh; Age: 22; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium-Fast

The Money List (Top 5 Highest Paid Players)

Gautam Gambhir ($ 2m)

Sunil Narine ($ 1,5m)

Robin Uthappa ($ 770 000)

Piyush Chawla ($ 670 000)

Yusuf Pathan ($ 520 000)

The Grand Stand View

As we approach the final stretch in the 2015 edition of the Pepsi Indian Premier League, the defending champions find themselves with a playoff place within their grasp while yet to play their best cricket or even perform at a consistent level; the fact that they are currently perched in that third slot without having peaked yet is a testament to the quality and experience within the side as a whole.

A late charge could see them secure a top 2 slot and give themselves the optimal shot at making history by becoming the first side to defend the title and make it three crowns to the kings, the much anticipated return of star all-rounder Shakib Al Hassan from international duty in Bangladesh will be a boost to a team that seems to know how to win even when they aren’t playing at their optimal level; some may call it luck or a lack of killer instinct from their opposition, but the Kolkata Knight Riders have proven that its actually just the mark or champions.

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