KKR Players 2023-IPL Key Players and Match Schedule

Before the IPL 2023 season starts, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has gather some of the promising players, such as David Wiese, N. Jagadeesan and Shakib Al Hasan. We are truly looking forward to the spark that the old and new Riders will make in 2023.

KKR Players 2023-IPL Key Players and Match  Schedule

Let’s check some of the details and further info.


In 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders has been on an incredible run winning five out of their first six matches. Their batting lineup has been solid with the bat, and they have had a good bowling line-up to go along with it.

Their batting lineup is led by Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana. Both players have done well so far this season, with Iyer hitting over 300 runs in the competition so far.

The bowling department has a strong attack with Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine and Tim Southee all being the key players in their armoury. The spinners have a lot of experience and their economy rates are among the best in the league so far.

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KKR is a strong side with a good balance between power-hitting and finishing players. They have strong batters like Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Naraine, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer and Rinku Singh who are able to hit the ball hard.

KKR’s West Indies duo of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine form a lethal bowling combination with Varun Chakravarthy, while Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, and Umesh Yadav offer pace.

They have a shrewd skipper in Shreyas Iyer and have strong X-factors like Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz who are able to hit the ball well. They have a few young Indian fast bowlers who can add depth and have bowled well on the Indian pitches in the past.

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KKR Full Squad list of IPL 2023

Shreyas Iyer (c)Batsmen12.25 crore
Nitish RanaBatsmen8 crore
Venkatesh IyerAll-Rounder8 Crore
Andre RussellAll-Rounder12 Crore
Sunil NarineAll-Rounder6 Crore
Umesh YadavBowler2 crore
Tim SoutheeBowler1.5 crore
Harshit RanaBowler20 lakh
Varun ChakravarthyBowler8 Crore
Anukul RoyAll-Rounder20 lakh
Rinku SinghBatsmen55 lakh
Rahmanullah GurbazBatsman/Wicket-keeper50 lakh
Shardul ThakurBowler10.75 Crore
Lockie FergusonBowler10 Crore
N JagadeesanBatsmen90 lakh
Vaibhav AroraBowler60 lakh
Suyash SharmaBowler20 lakh
David WieseAll-Rounder1 crore
Kulwant KhejroliyaBowler20 lakh
Litton DasWicket-keeper50 lakh
Mandeep SinghBatsmen50 lakh
Shakib Al HasanAll-Rounder1.5 crore

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KKR Key Players in IPL 2023

Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer in KKR

Venkatesh Iyer is a versatile batsman. He is known for his aggressive batting style, which suits well with the Kolkata Knight Riders setup.

He scored 401 runs last season for Kolkata Knight Riders and is expected to continue his good form in 2023. He is also a handy right-hand medium pace bowler.

Venkatesh Iyer got injured in a Duleep Trophy game against West Zone at SNR College Cricket Ground on Friday and is now nursing an injury. He suffered a neck injury when West Zone seamer Chintan Gaja threw it back at him and hit him on the neck.

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Andre Russell

Andre Russell of KKR

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been the face of Kolkata Knight Riders since 2014. He has always backed up his batting abilities with impressive bowling performances and has played an important role in helping the franchise to win titles.

He is a masterful hitter and can turn around games in no time with his devastating hitting skills. He is also an excellent medium pacer.

KKR have a strong West Indies line-up led by Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, with Varun Chakravarthy and Shardul Thakur providing good support. They have pace in the form of Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee and an experienced X-factor in Umesh Yadav.

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Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur in KKR

The Kolkata Knight Riders team is set to get a new addition in the form of Shardul Thakur. The Indian al-rounder has been traded by Delhi Capitals to KKR ahead of the 2023 edition of the IPL.

He is a hit-the-deck bowler who has mastered the art of outswinging and can generate vicious seam movement. He has a good record of picking up wickets.

Despite his strong international credentials, Thakur has struggled in the IPL. He finished the 2022 season with 15 wickets in 14 games and an economy rate of 9.79 – among his worst ever numbers.

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Tim Southee

Tim Southee of KKR

Tim Southee is one of the most promising young bowlers to come out of New Zealand in recent years. He burst on the scene at the age of 19 and quickly established himself as a force in all three formats.

He is a hard-hitting all rounder who has a good repertoire of deliveries that he can use to damage the opposition. His pace variations and reverse swing are his best weapons.

He has a great reputation as a fast bowler in all forms of the game and he has shown his ability with the new ball too. His wicket-taking abilities have never been in question and he has a brilliant batting record to boot.

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KKR IPL 2023 Schedule

1PBKS vs KKR1 April 202319:30
2KKR vs RCB6 April 202319:30
3GT vs KKR9 April 202315:30*
4KKR vs SRH14 April 202319:30
5MI vs KKR16 April 202315:30*
6DC vs KKR20 April 202319:30
7KKR vs CSK23 April 202319:30
8RCB vs KKR26 April 202319:30
9KKR vs GT29 April 202315:30*
10SRH vs KKR4 May 202319:30
11KKR vs PBKS8 May 202319:30
12KKR vs RR11 May 202319:30
13CSK vs KKR14 May 202319:30
14KKR vs LSG20 May 202319:30

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Final Thought

KKR is one of the most popular teams in the IPL. The team is co-owned by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and is a perennial contender for the IPL crown. They have a good line-up of players and will look to retain them for the next season.

The team has a strong opening pair with Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana. The middle order is stable with Shakib Al Hasan and Andre Russell. The lower-order features slogger Shardul Thakur and bowling spearheads Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, and Varun Chakravarthy.

After they purchased the promising players such as Shakib Al Hasan, David Wiese, and N. Jagadeesan, alonging with the strong core retained players, the performance of this team will be highly expected in IPL 2023. We’ll see.

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