Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 2021: Players List, Full Squad Profile, Captain, Coach, Schedules

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) finished fifth on the points table in IPL-2020 with Eoin Morgan as the team caption. This time around, it is going to be yet another exciting season for KKR with the fusion of many key players who can swing the game in their favor. Shakib Al Hasan, a Bangladesh all-rounder, was the Kolkata Knight Riders’ most expensive purchase in the IPL 2021 auction. Hasan has previously played for the team, and it is speculated that such valuable addition will only further fortify the squad. 

As for the batsmen, KKR has Nitish Ran, Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, and Dinesh Karthik lined up. While we saw few challenges in the team’s batting strength during the previous edition, things could well turn around this time. 

KKR also has quality spinners in Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, and Harbhajan Singh. Besides, the fierce trio of Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, and Prasidh Krishna makes the bowling attack tougher than ever for the batsmen of this season. 

Kolkata Knight Riders Released/ Retained Players 2021 

KKR has released Tom Banton, Chris Green, Siddesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, and M Siddarth, and retained most of the key players, including Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, and Shubham Gill.

Kolkata Knight Riders Retained Players 

  • Eoin Morgan
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  • Pat Cummins
  • Andre Russell
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Nitish Rana
  • Rinku Singh
  • Sandeep Warrier
  • Tim Seifert
  • Shubman Gill
  • Sunil Narine
  • Rahul Tripathi

Kolkata Knight Riders Addition Players

  • Shakib Al Hasan (INR 3.20 crore)
  • Karun Nair (INR 50 lakh)
  • Sheldon Jackson (INR 20 lakh)
  • Harbhajan Singh (INR 2 crore)
  • Ben Cutting (INR 75 lakh)
  • Vaibhav Arora (INR 20 lakh)
  • Pawan Negi (INR 50 lakh)
  • Venkatesh Iyer (INR 20 lakh)

Kolkata Knight Riders Full Team Profile 2021

KKR team 2021 All-Rounders

  • Shakib Al Hasan- Left Handed
  • Sunil Narine- Left Handed
  • Ben Cutting- Right Handed
  • Venkatesh Iyer- Left Handed
  • Andre Russell- Right Handed

KKR team 2021 Bowlers

  • Shivam Mavi- Right Arm
  • Sandeep Warrier- Right Arm
  • Kuldeep Yadav- Left Arm
  • Vaibhav Arora- Right Arm
  • Lockie Ferguson- Right Arm
  • Harbhajan Singh- Right Arm
  • Pat Cummins- Right Arm
  • Prasidh Krishna- Right Arm
  • Pawan Negi- Left Arm
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti- Right Arm
  • Varun Chakravarthy- Right Arm

KKR Team 2021 Batsmen

  • Eoin Morgan- Left Handed
  • Karun Nair- Right Handed
  • Shubman Gill- Right Handed
  • Nitish Rana- Left Handed
  • Rahul Tripathi- Right Handed
  • Gurkeerat Mann- Right Handed

KKR Team 2021 Wicket-Keepers 

  • Dinesh Karthik- Right Handed
  • Sheldon Jackson- Right Handed
  • Tim Seifert- Right Handed

KKR Team 2021 Captain & Vice-Captain

  • Captain: Eoin Morgan
  • Vice-Captain: Not announced

KKR Team 2021 coach 

Brendon McCullum


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Complete Schedule for IPL 2021

  • April 11, 2021, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Kolkata Knight Riders- Chennai, 07:30 PM 
  • April 13, 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Mumbai Indians- Chennai, 07:30 PM
  • April 18, 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kolkata Knight Riders- Mumbai, 03:30 PM
  • April 21, 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Chennai Super Kings- Mumbai, 07:30 PM
  • April 24, 2021, Rajasthan Royals vs. Kolkata Knight Riders- Mumbai 07:30 PM
  • April 26, 2021, Punjab Kings vs. Kolkata Knight Riders- Ahmedabad, 07:30 PM
  • April 29, 2021, Delhi Capitals vs. Kolkata Knight Riders- Ahmedabad, 07:30 PM
  • May 3, 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore- Ahmedabad, 07:30 PM
  • May 8, 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Delhi Capitals- Ahmedabad, 03:30 PM
  • May 10, 2021, Mumbai Indians vs. Kolkata Knight Riders- Bangalore, 07:30 PM
  • May 12, 2021, Chennai Super Kings vs. Kolkata Knight Riders- Bangalore, 07:30 PM
  • May 15, 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Punjab Kings- Bangalore, 07:30 PM
  • May 18, 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Rajasthan Royals- Bangalore, 7:30 PM 
  • May 21, 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad- Bangalore, 03:30 PM



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