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IPL 2023: Kolkata Knight Riders’ Retained and Released Player List

Kolkata Knight Riders is a well-established team in the IPL. KKR is a team that won the IPL title two times. They have been performing consistently throughout the IPL Seasons. They could only finish seventh in the last season but still, the expectations from the fans are still high. The team has yet to return to the form they were in long ago. KKR fans are awaiting the team’s comeback to their previous glory.

Kolkata Knight Riders have released 15 players in total, which means that these players will not be able to play for KKR this season. All these players are open to playing for the other 9 teams.

Kolkata Knight Riders Released Player List

  1. A. Finch 
  2. Abhijeet Tomar 
  3. A. Rahane 
  4. Alex Hales 
  5. Ashok Sharma 
  6. Baba Indrajith 
  7. Chamika Karunaratne 
  8. Mohammad  Nabi 
  9. P. Cummins 
  10. Pratham Singh 
  11. Ramesh Kumar
  12. Rasikh Dar 
  13. Sam Billings 
  14. Sheldon Jackson 
  15. Shivam Mavi 

These players will be playing for other IPL teams this season. KKR has made a bold move by releasing this number of players in a single season. 

Kolkata Knight Riders have managed to retain 14 players in total. All these players will be playing for KKR in this IPL season. 

Kolkata Knight Riders Retained Player List

  1. Shreyas Iyer
  2. Gurbaj
  3. Rinku Singh
  4. Andre Russell
  5. Sunil Narine
  6. Nitish Rana
  7. Anukul Roy
  8. Venkatesh Iyer
  9. Shardul Thakur
  10. Tim Southee
  11. Lockie Ferguson
  12. Umesh Yadav
  13. Varun Chakraborty
  14. Harshit Rana

KKR has spent a lot of cash on retaining the players mentioned above. They spent 87.95 Cr rupees to include all these players. 

Shreyas Iyer will be leading Kolkata Knight Riders this season as well. Unfortunately, the team was extremely unsuccessful last season. Under the same captain, the team was underperforming last season. Yet, KKR decided to retain the same captain this season as well.

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