The team Kolkata Knight Riders consist for some of the best players. The new generation is being taken over by some great players who are almost at their peak. In fact, there is hardly any player who has not achieved stardom from the team KKR. The team of Kolkata Knight Riders is not only talented but also manages to achieve its goals. This can be attributed to the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir and the support he is getting from his teammates. This is why the team has twice won the title of a champion in IPL 8 years later.
Kolkata Knight Riders History
Bollywood’s King Khan and Jay Mehta-Juhi Chawla are the owners of Kolkata Knight Riders. In dream eleven, kkr is mostly likely to win this time as there are not many foreign players who have joined them. By seeing the overall team from last year, one can assume that this time kolkata will win the championships as well.
KKR Home Ground
The stadium has hosted two test matches and 13 cricket world cup games. It is a one stop destination for international games of cricket. Eden Garden is a very important part of KKR’s home ground as well as Eden Garden is very close to KKR’s fans.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team Identity
KKR Team logo
The design of the ‘Kolkata Knight Riders’ logo was inspired by a deep connection to the name of the franchise. The KKR uses the outline of a shield structure where the top of the shield is designed with a knight warrior’s helmet, which has fire waves originating from it Knight riders franchise used a bold golden character within the shield area to represent their name. Golden color represents the spirit of life and Knight means warrior.
The tag line of KKR in the first four seasons All the King’s Men, after the 4th season Shah Rukh Khan, change the tag line and the new tag line is New Dawn, New Knights.
KKR Jersey color
The Kolkata Knight Riders jersey is pretty famous among the team. The new jersey color is purple and white with golden shoulder and chest. This design is also inspired by classic woodcut prints and calligraphy of India. The orange seen in the new jersey wasn’t present in the 3rd season jersey, but it appears in some shots of the celebrities wearing KKR caps while attending matches.
Kolkata Knight Riders Sponsors
KKR has shown a great performance at the third edition of Indian premier league 2016. They have won two matches out of seven, and has recorded 3 defeats in this coveted tournament. The team also has a great record under one’s captain Gautam Ghambir who is a great all-rounder from India.
- Lux Cozi
- Grennply plywood
- Asian paints
- Senco Gold and Diamonds
- Exide Batteries
- Astral Pipes
- Royal Stag.
Kolkata Knight Riders Theme Song
The theme song of KKR is (Krobo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re) meaning of this song is (We will perform, fight and win). Sing by Vishal Shaker team.
KKR vs RCB Rivalary
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challangers Banglore
The rivalry between Kolkata Knight Riders and RCB is very old in IPL. The first match of IPL was played between both teams in which Kolkata Knight Riders won by 140 runs.
In IPL 2009, both teams faced again each other in which RCB won 2 times. In 2012, Kolkata Knight was at the lower half of the IPL table and need to win the crucial match against Royal Challengers.
KKR won the toss and chose to bat first. KKR makes 165 runs but RCB made miserable 129 runs. In 2015, RCB and Kolkata knight Riders took part in a match reduced due to rain. It was reduced to a 10 over match. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and were elected to field. In Kolkata Knight Riders, Andre Russel was the top scorer as he scored 45 on 17 balls.
Mitchell Strac took one wicket for fifteen runs in two overs. In reply, Royal Challengers Bangalore had a great start and were at 0-48 in 3.3 overs. After that RCB started to collapse as they were reduced to 3-81 in 7.2 overs. However, Mandeep Singh played a blinder of an innings as he scored 45 off just 18 balls hitting 3 sixes and 4 fours.
In the 2017 IPL edition, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore played a match against each other, in the match, KKR make 131 scores, KKR got a strong start 0-48 in3.3 overs. Kolkata knight Riders reduced Royal Challengers Bangalore to 49/9.RCB makes the lowest runs in the history of IPL. The next time they faced, Sunil Narine scored the fastest fifty of the IPL (50 off 15 balls).
Kolkata Knight Riders Record
It was full on entertainment match. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers had set the mark for run scoring in IPL. In 2019, there are players who are trying good to break this record but not won in any match yet. But it is only time when these record will be broken for sure.
The inaugural match saw the participants of the team, how they played to win the team and how their fans supported them in their miseries. A total of ten matches were played at 4 different venues. In this tournament, Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore was leading the run-scorers’ list.
He scored a total of 573 runs in 13 matches with an average of 54.31 by scoring 3 centuries and a double century (200 not out). There were 109 fifties scored in this tournament. Starting from 2010 to 2016, there were 6 200-plus scores and 334 fifty-plus scores in this tournament.
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Mumbai Indians are a very successful team in the Indian Premier League. Both team MI and KKR tied with two championships. From 2015 to 2018 Mumbai Indians held an eight-game winning streak against KKR.
The Streak was broken on 29 April 2019, as KKR posted a total of 232 runs and won by 34 runs. Both the sides display excellent hitting as Kolkata team Andrew Russell scored 80 runs. KKR holds the record for the highest total for an IPL match played in Eden Garden.