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Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Squad Preview - Knight Riders facing a tough season

Last updated: 19 Mar 2024
Simon Lewis 19 Mar 2024
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  • Knight Riders will be looking to a handful of stars to carry the side through a tough season.
  • Last season’s seventh-place finish was a big disappointment for the two-time IPL winners.
  • The IPL starts on 22 March, with the final scheduled for 26 May 2024.
Phil Salt
Phil Salt flicks a six off the West Indies attack. (credit: Randy Brooks / AFP via Getty Images)

Season preview 

The Knight Riders will feel their squad is lacking enough depth because it is, although there is some serious talent in their side, with the coup of the off-season being the recruitment of Aussie star paceman Mitchell Starc. 

New players

Aside from Starc, Sherfane Rutherford and promising young English paceman Gus Atkinson, the Knight Riders have focussed on new additions from the sub-continent: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ramandeep Singh, K. S. Bharat Chetan Sakariya, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Manish Pandey & Sakib Hussain. 

Key players

The loss of Jason Roy due to family commitments is a big blow, but his replacement Phil Salt could be one of the stars of the season. They will be looking to skipper Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Dushmantha Chameera, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mitchell Starc to all stay at the top of their game and to avoid injuries.


Coach: Chandrakant Pandit
Captain: Shreyas Iyer
Manish Pandey
Nitish Rana
Rinku Singh
Sherfane Rutherford
Angkrish Raghuvanshi
K. S. Bharat
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Andre Russell
Sunil Narine
Venkatesh Iyer
Ramandeep Singh
Anukul Roy
Mitchell Starc
Vaibhav Arora
Chetan Sakariya
Harshit Rana
Sakib Hussain
Varun Chakravarthy
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Suyash Sharma
Phil Salt
Dushmantha Chameera

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