Kolkata Knight Riders have been a powerhouse in the Indian Premier League since its inaugural edition. The Knight Riders had a decent season last year under the leadership of Dinesh Karthik. He led them to the playoffs before getting knocked out by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Having released Gautam Gambhir from their squad, the Knight Riders had a fair amount of success in the IPL 2018. They would be hoping for a similar kind of performance this season under DK.

Kolkata Knight Riders have a well-balanced squad for the upcoming season as they drafted some quality players in the IPL auction. They have released Mitchell Jhonson, Tom Curran and Mitchell Starc to make way for Lockie Ferguson and Harry Gurney. Though the pace attack looks a bit inexperienced, they have some excellent quality overseas options this year. The arrival of Carlos Brathwaite and Joe Denly have also given them stability in the batting order.

Anrich Nortje, Nikhil Naik, Yarra Prithviraj, and Shrikant Mundhe are other additions in the 25-man squad for the Kolkata Knight Riders. They have a well-balanced team with the right combination of local and overseas players.KKR has the potential to destroy any IPL team as they possess real firepower with the bat along with some quality bowlers. After a successful action, the Knight Riders would be eyeing to bring home their third IPL title this season.

 

Below is the full list of players bought by the Mumbai Indians with their salaries:

 

Name Batting style Bowling style Salary
Rinku Singh Left-handed Right-arm off break ₹80 lakh (US$111,000)
Nitish Rana Left-handed Right-arm off break ₹3.4 crore (US$473,000)
Chris Lynn Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox ₹9.6 crore (US$1.3 million) Overseas
Shubman Gill Right-handed Right-arm off break ₹1.8 crore (US$250,000)
Joe Denly Right-handed Right-arm leg break ₹1 crore (US$140,000) Overseas
Andre Russell Right-handed Right-arm fast medium ₹7 crore (US$974,022.00) Overseas
Sunil Narine Left-handed Right-arm off break ₹8.5 crore (US$1.2 million) Overseas
Carlos Brathwaite Right-handed Right-arm fast medium ₹5 crore (US$700,000) Overseas
Shrikant Mundhe Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast ₹20 lakh (US$28,000)
Kamlesh Nagarkoti Right-handed Right-arm fast ₹3.2 crore (US$445,000)
Dinesh Karthik Right-handed Right-arm off break ₹7.4 crore (US$1.0 million) Captain
Robin Uthappa Right-handed Right-arm medium ₹6.4 crore (US$891,000) Vice-captain
Nikhil Naik Right-handed Right-arm Off break ₹20 lakh (US$28,000)
Piyush Chawla Left-handed Right-arm leg break ₹4.2 crore (US$584,000)
Kuldeep Yadav Left-handed Slow left-arm chinaman ₹5.8 crore (US$807,000)
Shivam Mavi Right-handed Right-arm fast medium ₹3 crore (US$417,000)
Prasidh Krishna Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast ₹20 lakh (US$28,000)
Harry Gurney Right-handed Left-arm fast medium ₹75 lakh (US$100,000) Overseas
Anrich Nortje Right-handed Right-arm fast ₹20 lakh (US$28,000) Overseas
Lockie Ferguson Right-handed Right-arm fast ₹1.6 crore (US$220,000) Overseas
Prithvi Raj Yarra Left-handed Left-arm medium ₹20 lakh (US$28,000)

 

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