Updated: 17 June 2022
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 2022 Performance Analysis, Predicted Release, Retained Players And Squad For IPL 2023 . The IPL bonanza continues with the teams gearing up for the 16th edition of the world’s second most expensive sports league, the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders, under the guidance of new captain Shreyas Iyer, could not perform in IPL 2022 as per the expectation of their fans. The men in green started their campaign on a positive note, defeating teams such as MI, CSK, and PBKS.
It looked as if they could easily reach the playoff stage, but they lost the next 5 games on the trot and eventually lost the momentum. Let us reflect back on the performance of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 15th edition of the IPL & Predicted Release, Retained player, and Squad for IPL 2023.
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Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2022 Performance Analysis
Kolkata Knight Riders appointed Shreyas Iyer as their new captain and also brought a bunch of youngsters. Expectations were high from this young team. But, destiny had something else in-store for the KKR team. After winning their first 3 matches out of 4, they got complacent and lost their momentum. The primary reason for this has to be too much chopping and changing of the team in almost every game.
It seemed as if KKR team management was searching for the right team combination. Due to this, the players did not feel confident, and their fear of failure affected their performance.
Venkatesh Iyer, the hero of the last IPL, had a poor season in the 15th edition. He could not even cross 200 run mark. Ajinkya Rahane failed to score runs in the initial games. They gave the opportunity to Aaron Finch, hoping he could provide a good start, but even his runs also dried. Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy were disappointed in the bowling department, with the latter picking just 6 wickets.
There was an incident when Sreyesh Iyer was on camera arguing with the KKR coach Brendon McCullum. This summed up the performance of KKR in the 15th edition. They need to iron out many things before the IPL 2023 kicks in.
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IPL 2022, KKR Full Squad
Shreyas Iyer (C), Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Alex Hales, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings, B Indrajith, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan, Aaron Finch.
IPL 2023 KKR Expected Squad
Shreyas Iyer (C), Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Lalit Yadav, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Ben Stokes, Saurabh Tiwary, Shaik Rasheed, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Alex Hales, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings, B Indrajith, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan, Paul Stirling.