KKR IPL 2023 Retained Players List: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have a budget of INR 7.05 crore – the smallest among all ten teams in the IPL 2023 auction. They have as many as 11 slots available and can buy a maximum of three overseas players.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ biggest strengths are their West Indies duo of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. Narine also forms a lethal spin bowling combination with Varun Chakravarthy, with the two playings a pivotal role in taking the team to the final of the 2021 edition. Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee offer pace, while Umesh Yadav brings his experience in the powerplay overs.
In Shreyas Iyer, Kolkata Knight Riders have a shrewd skipper up the order, while Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh are X-factors and have been associated with the side since 2018.
KKR with The Tight Budget of almost 8 Crores, will be looking to ease the game with the less expensive cricketers in the auction.
Purse Remaining for the IPL Auction 2023 : KKR IPL 2023 Retained Players List
The KKR has already spent 87.95 Cr. Rupees on retaining the 14 players mentioned above. It needs the remaining balance of 7.95 Cr.
Purse remaining: INR 7.05 crore
Total slots available: 11
Overseas slots available: 3
KKR IPL 2023 Retained Players List: Players Retained in the Upcoming Auction
KKR Released Players for the IPL Auction
Aaron Finch*, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Hales*, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne*. Mohammad Nabi*, Pat Cummins*, Pratham Singh. Ramesh Kumar, Rasikh Dar, Sam Billings*, Sheldon Jackson, Shivam Mavi
Players Traded Ahead Of The IPL Auction
Ahead of IPL 2023, they traded Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ferguson from Gujarat Titans besides getting the services of Shardul Thakur from Delhi Capitals in exchange for Aman Khan.
KKR Squd Ahead Of The IPL Auction 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders squad
Shreyas Iyer (C), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur. Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh