The team of Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the franchise cricket teams of the Indian Premier League and it represents the city of Kolkata. It is owned by bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s company Red Chillies Entertainment in partnership with bollywood actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta from the Mehta group. The team scored its first ever IPL title in the year 2012 by having a victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 5 wickets.
The home ground of the Kolkata Knight Riders is the Eden Gardens which is the largest cricket stadium in India and also one of the largest in Asian continent. The current captain of the team is Gautam Gambhir and team is currently coached by Trevor Bayliss.
Sourav Ganguly, well-known as The Bengal Tiger, Dada or the Prince of Kolkata, was announced as an iconic player of Kolkata Knight Riders at the time of its franchise auction by the IPL. The captain Gautam Gambhir is the leading run scorer of the team while Lakshmipathy Balaji tops the bowling records from the side.
Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Squad For IPL 2014
Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Umesh Yadav, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Morne Morkel, Piyush Chawla, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Manvinder Bisla, Ryan ten Doeschate, Kuldeep Yadav, Veer Pratap Singh, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sayan Mondal, Patrick Cummins, Debabrata Das