IPL 2023
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Updated: 15 November 2022

IPL 2023 Mini Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Retained And Released Players list. The SRK-owned side has always made head turns with a new star born every year from their squad. Kolkata Knight Riders have given birth to now IPL greats like Sunil Narine, Andre Russel, India’s new Mr.360 degree player Suryakumar Yadav (SKY), Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, and Shubhman Gill. 

This very power-packed side over the years didn’t lose its power even after the mega auction last year. Including their previous year’s heroes Venky Iyer, Andre Russel, and Narine through retention. They also added up the new skipper for their side Shreyas Iyer. Iyer was the highest run-getter for the knights in the IPL 2022 though not with a very promising average or consistency. 

They also picked up young Shivam Mavi, an Aussie pacer Pat Cummins, and Alex Hales later replaced by Aaron Finch due to the former withdrawing from playing for the Knight Riders. With many good domestic pics like Sheldon Jackson, Nitish Rana, and Baba Indrajeet none could show any form for the tumbling Knights.

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Following a disappointing season last year, KKR would be looking forward to IPL 2023 mini-auction, which is going to be held on 23rd December at Kochi. Kolkata will try to find some form in their retained players and bring in some others to replace the ones they release before this year’s mini-auction.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Retained Players List IPL 2023

  • Rinku Singh
  • Nitish Rana
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Anukul Roy
  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Tim Southee
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Gurbaz
  • Tim Southee
  • S Thakur
  • Ferguson
  • Harshit Rana

Also Read: IPL 2023 Mini Auction: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Retained and Released Players List

Kolkata Knight Riders: Released Players List

  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Aaron Finch
  • Pratham Singh
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Chamika Karunaratne
  • Baba Indrajit
  • Rashik Salam
  • Ashok Sharma
  • Ramesh Kumar
  • Abhijeet Tomar

IPL 2023 Auction Details

After picking up a power-packed squad in the last edition of the mega auction KKR is now set and geared up for more than just one edition. Though KKR will look for a few more bids in this year’s mini-auction to add some semblance to their batting order, picking up a few cards from last year’s unsold players and the players released by their respective franchises to be held on the 23rd of December, 2022 in Kochi.