Kolkata Knight Riders had the smallest purse remaining ahead of the IPL 2023 auction, but managed to make a few clever buys with the resources it had at its disposal. They include Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper N. Jagadeesan, who had a record-breaking Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign. It also picked handy all-rounders in Shakib Al Hasan and David Wiese at base price. The two-time champion has invested heavily in all-rounders but might find itself a little light in the batting department this season.
KKR PROBABLE PLAYING XI: N. Jagadeesan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson.
KKR IPL 2023 SQUAD COMPOSITION
Wicketkeepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG), N. Jagadeesan, Litton Das (BAN).
Batters: Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Mandeep Singh.
All-rounders: Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, Andre Russel (WI), Shardul Thakur, Shakib Al Hasan (BAN), David Wiese (NAM).
Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson (NZ), Harshit Rana, Sunil Narine (WI), Tim Southee (NZ), Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav, Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora, Kulwant Khejroliya.
Injured: Shreyas Iyer.
(Names in bold indicate players bought at IPL 2023 Auction)
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