The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a franchise cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The Knight Riders play at the iconic Eden Gardens stadium. They became the IPL champions in 2012, by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final. They repeated the feat in 2014, defeating Kings XI Punjab. The Knight Riders hold the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s.
The brand value of the Knight Riders was estimated at $104 million in 2018, second highest among IPL franchises. In 2019, their value was estimated at 629 crore (US$88 million).
KKR Home ground
The home venue of the Knight Riders is the iconic Eden Gardens. Owned by the Cricket Association of Bengal. It was the largest cricket stadium in India and had a seating capacity of over 90,000. In 2011, the stadium was renovated. To meet the standards set by the International Cricket Council for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Reducing its capacity to around 68,000.
The renovated stadium includes a new clubhouse and players’ facilities, upgrading the exterior wall. Cladding the existing roof structure with a new metal skin, and general infrastructure improvements. In 2013, two of the team’s home matches were hosted by the JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Sponsors
Multinational communications corporation Nokia was the official founding sponsor of the Kolkata Knight Riders. And remained their principal sponsor until 2014. In 2015, Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Gionee took over as their principal sponsor. And signed a three-year deal worth 540 million (US$7.6 million). In 2018, Nokia returned as the main sponsor of the Knight Riders, signing a two-year deal. Star Plus, Reebok, HDIL, Kit Kat, SB Nation, Doublemint, SAP AG, Asian Paints, Red FM 93.5, The Telegraph, Seiko, U.S. Polo Assn., Uber, Dish TV, Sansui Electric, Ola Cabs, Exide, Ibibo, Sprite, Dream11, Pepsi. And Sony Music India have all formerly been either co-sponsors or partners.
In 2020, MPL became their principal sponsor. As of 2020, they have co-sponsorship deals with Jio, Lux Cozi, Royal Stag, Greenply, Colgate, MoneyGram. And Medimix along with others. They also have partnerships with Fever 104 FM, Pocari Sweat, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Mai Dubai, BKT Tyres and Kingfisher Calendar.
KKR Player List
- Eoin Morgan (c)
- Shubman Gill
- Nitish Rana
- Tim Seifert (wk)
- Rahul Tripathi
- Rinku Singh
- Dinesh Karthik (wk)
- Andre Russell
- Sunil Narine
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Pat Cummins
- Lockie Ferguson
- Sandeep Warrier
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Sheldon Jackson
- Karun Nair
- Harbhajan Singh
- Ben Cutting
- Venkatesh Iyer
- Pawan Negi.
IPL 2021 Venue
Below the cricket stadium and venue where IPL 2021 will be played:
|M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium , CHENNAI|
|Wankhede Stadium , MUMBAI|
|Narendra Modi Stadium , AHMEDABAD|
|Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium , DELHI|
|M.Chinnaswamy Stadium , BANGALORE|
|Eden Gardens Stadium , KOLKATA|
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 2021 Match Schedule, Venue & Time Table
Match 3: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 7:30 PM, 11 April – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Match 5: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians – 7:30 PM, 13 April – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Match 10: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 3:30 PM, 18 April – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Match 15: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings – 7:30 PM, 21 April – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Match 18: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 7:30 PM, 24 April – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Match 21: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 7:30 PM IST, 26 April – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Match 25: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 7:30 PM, 29 April – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Match 30: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 7:30 PM, 3 May – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Match 35: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals – 3:30 PM, 8 May – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Match 39: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 7:30 PM, 10 May – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Match 41: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 7:30 PM, 12 May – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Match 45: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings – 7:30 PM, 15 May – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Match 49: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals – 7:30 PM, 18 May – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Match 52: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – 3:30 PM, 21 May – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
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