IPL 2022 : Kolkata Knight Riders Latest Team Updates

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IPL 2022 : Kolkata Knight Riders Latest Team Updates
IPL 2022 : Kolkata Knight Riders Latest Team Updates

The latest season of IPL is just about to start. IPL 2022 Mega auction were held in Bangalore and it concluded successfully. All the 10 teams have build up their final squads for the upcoming seasons. In this article we will talk about Kolkata knight riders latest team updates.

KKR performance in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Kolkata Knight Riders retained four players ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. They bought 21 players in the mega auction to complete their 25-member squad. The management was successful in buying some of their old players but they also missed on a few others. KKR able to build a balanced squad with the players that they got in auction.

KKR performance in IPL 2022 Mega Auction
KKR performance in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Kolkata Knight Riders retained 4 players before the auction and therefore the amount available to them at the auction was quite low. Shreyas Iyer was the biggest buy of KKR in the Auction. They were in search of a leader and they ended up with Iyer. KKR also bought back their 2021 superstars like Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, and Shivam Mavi. Their overall performance in the auction was quite good as they have been able to make a decent squad for IPL 2022.

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2022 Complete Squad

Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2022 Complete Squad
Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2022 Complete Squad

KKR Coaching and Support Staff for IPL 2022

Brendon McCullum – Head coach
Abhishek Nayar – Assistant Coach
David Hussey – Mentor
Omkar Salvi – Assistant Bowling Coach
James Foster – Fielding Coach
Chris Donaldson – Strength and Conditioning Coach
Kamlesh Jain – Head Physiotherapist
AR Srikkanth – Performance Analyst
Wayne Bentkey – Team Manager
Bharat Arun – Bowling Coach

IPL 2022 : Kolkata Knight Riders Squad Analysis

Batsmen : 

KKR have managed to do quite well in this area. Shreyas Iyer will have the responsibility of this area along with leading the team. With players like Rana, Iyer and Russell, batting will not be a problem.

IPL 2022 : Kolkata Knight Riders Squad Analysis
IPL 2022 : Kolkata Knight Riders Squad Analysis

Wicketkeepers : 

The wicket-keeping is the only area where KKR has a problem because there is a lack of solid wicket-keeping option in the squad. They have to play Sheldon Jackson at any cost in the lower middle-order. Apart from him, they have Sam Billings for that spot.

All-Rounders :

This is the strongest area for Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR has always shown faith in their key all-rounders. They have three good all-rounders in the squad who all are regular players of the lineup. Venketesh Iyer, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will excel this area.

IPL 2022 mega auction KKR - Andre Russell
IPL 2022 mega auction KKR – Andre Russell

Bowlers :

Talking about the bowlers, KKR tried to bring back the likes of last season. They brought back Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, and Varun Chakravarthy. The only difference in the bowling area is that they have brought Umesh Yadav in place of Prasidh Krishna.

Top 5 Spinners to watch in IPL 2021 - Varun Chakravarthy
Top 5 Spinners to watch in IPL 2022 – Varun Chakravarthy

KKR IPL 2022 Squad Preview

KKR has tried to build a squad with its old players. The key takeaway is Shreyas Iyer who will lead the team this year. Overall their squad is dynamic and have different options. The players are very flexible with thier roles and responsibilities.

KKR Probable Playing XI for IPL 2022

  1. Alex Hales
  2. Venkatesh Iyer
  3. Nitish Rana
  4. Shreyas Iyer (C)
  5. Sheldon Jackson (WK)
  6. Andre Russell
  7. Sunil Narine
  8. Pat Cummins
  9. Shivam Mavi
  10. Varun Chakravarthy
  11. Umesh Yadav