Kolkata Knight Riders had already retained 14 players from last year’s squad and they went big in the IPL auction 2017 spending big on Trent Boult (₹5 crore), Chris Woakes (₹4.2 crore) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (₹3.5 crore) to balance out their squad.
Kolkata’s IPL Auction Results: having retained 14 players Kolkata had Rs ₹19.75 crore to spend during 2017 IPL auction. They needed couple of quality all rounders and they went in and bought some good players. Below is the entire squad of Kolkata Knight Riders of 2017 season.
|NO#||RETAINED PLAYERS||AUCTION BUYS
|1||Gautam Gambhir (Captain)||Chris Woakes (₹4.2 crore)|
|2||Robin Uthappa||Trent Boult (₹5 crore)|
|3||Piyush Chawla||Nathan Coulter-Nile (₹3.5 crore)|
|4||Umesh Yadav||Rishi Dhawan (₹55 lakh)
|5||Manish Pandey||Darren Bravo (₹50 lakh)|
|6||Yusuf Pathan||Ishank Jaggi (₹10 lakh)|
|7||Sunil Narine (West Indies)||Rovman Powell (₹30 lakh)|
|8||Chris Lynn (Australia)||Sayan Ghosh (₹10 lakh)|
|9||Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)||Sanjay Yadav (₹10 lakh)|
|10||Andre Russell (West Indies)|
The most glamorous team in Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders, Owned by bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan. Kolkata Knight Riders were disappointingly bad in first few IPL seasons but they came out triumph in 2012 and 2014 winning IPL title twice. This year they will be one of the favourites again to lift the trophy.
Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Auctions 2017 Results: Kolkata Knight Riders has released 9 players from their squad which leaves them their work cut out in Auction 2017 to put together a decent and balanced squad. With 19.75 crore available to spent they should be able to get couple of marque signings and some good young talent from Indian market.
We will be updating this page in full team squad format after the IPL auction 2017 is concluded on 20 February 2017 and you will find complete list of players in Kolkata squad after the auction.
Kolkata has kept Jacquis Kallis as team mentor and batting consultant for 2017 season and they will need him alot looking at their possible batting lineup. Wasim Akram however left the team as bowling coach. Gambhir is very consistent in the opening slot but they need big hitters who can turn things around.
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