IPL 2024 Auction
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IPL 2024 Auction KKR: Retained, Released And Target Players List. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have established themselves as one of the most successful teams in the IPL, securing two titles under the leadership of former skipper Gautam Gambhir ( now mentor of KKR) in 2012 and 2014. Despite their initial victories, KKR has been unable to secure a third title in the past decade. As they gear up for the IPL 2024 season, KKR is determined to reclaim their winning form and add a third trophy to their collection.

The IPL 2023 season did not go well for KKR , but it showcased noteworthy performances from some of their players. Compounded by the absence of their regular captain, Shreyas Iyer, who was out of the tournament due to injury, Nitish Rana assumed captaincy in IPL 2023.

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IPL 2023 KKR Team Players List

Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, N. Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Shreyas Iyer .

KKR Retained Players for IPL 2024:

Nitish Rana, Jason Roy, Sunil Narine, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell .

In IPL 2024, KKR showcased some standout performances that etched themselves into the tournament’s history. Moments like Shardul Thakur’s explosive innings against RCB and Rinku Singh’s sensational six sixes in the final over against Gujarat Titans not only added to KKR’s success but also provided fans with unforgettable memories. The team’s performance in IPL 2023 left a lasting impression, featuring remarkable displays of skill and resilience.

Turning attention to player retention, one standout candidate for KKR is Rinku Singh, who emerged as the franchise’s highest run-scorer in IPL 2023. With an impressive tally of 474 runs from 14 matches at an average of 59.25 and a striking strike rate of 149.53, Singh’s contributions were pivotal. His stellar performance earned him a maiden call-up to the Indian T20I series against Ireland and the Asian Games in China.

Alongside Singh, the return of Shreyas Iyer to competitive cricket positions him as another likely retention for KKR. Iyer’s recent century in an ODI against Australia underscores his significant impact and adds to the team’s reasons to secure his presence in the upcoming season.

KKR Released Players for IPL 2024:

Narayan Jagadeesan, Lockie Ferguson, David Weise, Shakib Al Hasan Mandeep Singh, Shardul, L Das, N Jagadeesan, Mandeep Singh, Umesh, Southee, Kulwant.

KKR Target Players in IPL 2024 Auction:

 Josh Little, Naveen Ul Haq, Gerald Coetzee, Sikandar Raza

To secure their third IPL title in 2024, KKR is focused on assembling a formidable squad, particularly in the areas of batting and bowling. The team boasts a robust batting lineup featuring power hitters such as Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, and Rinku Singh.

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For the bowling department, KKR already has the expertise of Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, and Umesh Yadav. To further strengthen their bowling arsenal, the addition of Australia’s Mitchell Starc is under consideration. Starc, a left-arm pacer, has expressed his availability for IPL 2024, potentially bolstering KKR’s bowling resources.

KKR IPL 2024 Coaching Staff:

1. Head Coach: Chandrakant Pandit

2. Batting Coach: James Foster

3. Bowling Coach: Bharat Arun

4. Assistant Coach: Abhishek Nayar

5. Strength and Conditioning Coach: Chris Donaldson

6. TaleFieldingnt Scouting and Player Acquisitions: AR Srikkanth

7.  Coach: Ryan ten Doeschate

8. Assistant Bowling Coach: Omkar Salvi