Owner : Knight Riders Sports Pvt. Ltd (2012, 2014)
Capitan : Dinesh Kartik
Coach : Jack Calis
Squad Strength : 21
Indians : 13
Overseas : 8
Funds : Purse – 15.20 crore
Spent – 9.15 crore
Remaining - 6.05 crore
Players Bought :Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Joe Denly, Harry Gurney, Nikhil Shankar Naik, Shrikant Mundhe, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Anrich Nortje.
Players Retained : Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Robin Uthappa, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine.
Kolkata Knight Riders has been a part of the IPL franchise from the very beginning. It has been actively participating in the tournament since 2008. The team is owned by the King of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan, the giggle queen Juhi Chawla, her husband and businessman Jay Mehta and represents the state of Kolkata in the tournament. Even though the team had a low start in the beginning of the IPL franchise, the team eventually picked up and became the third team in the tournament to have lifted the trophy of IPL twice. The victorious years for Kolkata Knight Riders were 2012 and 2014 under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. Apart from their wins, the team has reached the semis of the tournament four times in the past years and was the 2 nd runners- up in 2013.
Dinesh Kartik will be seen heading the team for this season. The team is being referred to as one of the strong contenders for this year’s win.
Astrological Perception of KKR for IPL 2019
Our prominent Astrologers at Astroyogi have done a thorough research on the astrological aspect of the team’s chances in the upcoming season. The predictions have been made emphasising on the facts and figures. Based on the predictions, here is an overview of what could be expected of the team in the IPL 2019.
Based on the first letter of Kolkata Knight Riders, the ruling sign of the team is Gemini. The ruling star of Gemini is Mercury and at the beginning of IPL 12 th from 23 rd March Mercury is in the 9 th house which is the indicator of higher professional prospects. Mercury in the 9 th house will work in favour of the team. But due to the presence of Saturn and Ketu in the 7 th house of the team’s kudali with Rahu present in their ruling sign, the road to glory is not going to be easy for the team and they will constantly need to perform in order to be on top.
On the basis of numerology, the letters in the name Kolkata Knight Riders produce the number 3 to be their ruling number which is the number of Jupitar. Based on the short form KKR the number identified is 6 which is governed by Venus and in both the cases the stars are indicating to be in favour of Kolkata Knight Riders.
The team might have a good season for them and their chances to reach the semis are high.