Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have opted for only 19 players for this year's Indian Premier League (IPL). They bought 17 cricketers at the auction with Australian batsman Chris Lynn being the costliest at Rs 9.6 crore.
West Indies duo of Sunil Narine and Andre Russell was retained before the auction. Narine was signed up for Rs 12.5 crore while Russell will get Rs 8.5 crore.
For the first time since 2011, KKR will play without their captain Gautam Gambhir. The left-hander led them to two titles. Now he was bought by Delhi Daredevils (DD) for Rs 2.8 crore.
It will be interesting to see who will captain KKR in IPL 2018.
Here is the complete squad of KKR for IPL 2018
Total squad members - 19; Batsmen - 5; Bowlers - 6; Wicketkeepers - 2; All-rounders - 6; Overseas players - 7
Players retained - 2; Players bought at auction - 17
Costliest player - Sunil Narine (Rs 12.5 crore). Top buy at auction - Chris Lynn - Rs 9.6 crore
Money spent - Rs 80 crore. Funds remaining - 0
- Sunil Narine (Offspinner) (West Indies) - Rs 12.5 cr (Retained) - Overseas
- Adre Russell (All-rounder) (West Indies - Rs 8.5 cr (Retained) - Overseas
- Chris Lynn (Batsman) (Australia) - Rs 9.6 cr - Overseas
- Mitchell Starc (Fast bowler) (Australia) - Rs 9.4 cr - Overseas
- Dinesh Karthik (WicketKeeper) - Rs 7.4 cr
- Robin Uthappa (WicketKeeper) - Rs 6.4 cr
- Kuldeep Yadav (Left-arm chinaman) - Rs 5.8 cr
- Piyush Chawla (Legspinner) - Rs 4.2 cr
- Nitish Rana (All-rounder) - Rs 3.40 cr
- Kamlesh Nagarkoti (All-rounder) - Rs 3.2 cr
- Shivam Mavi (All-rounder) - Rs 3 cr
- Mitchell Johnson (Fast bowler) (Australia) Rs 2 cr - Overseas
- Shubman Gill (Batsman) - Rs 1.8 cr
- R Vinay Kumar (Fast Bowler) - Rs 1 cr
- Rinku Singh (Batsman) Rs 80 lakh
- Cameron Delport (All-rounder) (South Africa) - Rs 30 lakh - Overseas
- Javon Searless (All-rounder) (West Indies) - Rs 30 lakh - Overseas
- Apoorv Vijay Wankhade (Batsman) - Rs 20 lakh
- Ishank Jaggi (Batsman) - Rs 20 lakh
Some familiar faces along with the addition of new ones! Here are your #KnightsOf2018! ?— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) January 28, 2018
After two days of hard work in the VIVO #IPLAuction, these 19 Knights will don the purple and gold #KKR jersey in the upcoming @IPL season! ??#KorboLorboJeetbo pic.twitter.com/YYSqX4WMwc