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KKR retained players list 2022: name, price, captain and more

 Founded in 2007 by the BCCI, the Double-round robin format game of T20 cricket has witnessed 14 sensational seasons. IPL or Indian Premier League or the incredible Premier league is the biggest cricket league after Australia’s Big Bash League.10 teams which include two new teams- Ahmedabad and Lucknow compete against each other to win the title. Over the years the game has emerged to be a jamboree and is the biggest attended T20 league. Before the commencement of 15th IPL edition, the BCCI advanced for the 2022 mega auctions and set rules for player retention. Teams were to retain 4 players including not more than 2 overseas players and a maximum of three Indian players. Here is the team Kolkata Knight Riders or Kkr retained players list 2022:

KKR retained players list 2022: name, price, captain and more

4) Sunil Narine (INR 6 Crores)

Sunil Narine gets another wicket

Needless to say everyone knows how important Sunil Narine is to KKR. The Trinidadian left-arm batter and right-arm off-break spinner has been an asset to the team for 10 years. Sunil has appeared in 134 IPL matches and has proved his merit each time. Narine with an aggressive strike rate of 161.69 scored 954 runs and hit 4 half centuries. Sunil with his quick and tricky spin variations has been very successful with the ball. He has crushed 143 wickets with an impressive 6.74 economy. Representing West Indies, he has played 51 T20I taking 52 wickets. He played crucial roles in KKR’s 2012 and 2014 victory and has won 12 player of the match awards. With his global T20 leagues playing experience, he will be primal in assisting KKR win their 3rd IPL title.

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3) Venkatesh Iyer (INR 8 Crores)

Venkatesh Iyer hits his 3rd IPL half century

Kolkata Knight Riders have hold back their 2021 star player and IPL debutant and all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer. With a strike rate of 128.47, Venkatesh scored 370 in 10 matches and crushed 3 wickets when given to bowl. Out of the 10 IPL innings he played, opening for the team Iyer went on scoring 4 half-centuries. Since his IPL in 2021, Iyer also got the chance to represent India but didn’t turn up to the selector’s expectations. The fact that Iyer has a great domestic record and contributed in keeping KKR in the game goes in his favor. Releasing players like Shubman Gill and Eion Morgan, the franchise counts on Iyer to give the team a good start. KKR would also like to bring in the right arm medium pacer to crush a few more wickets in the coming season.

2) Varun Chakravarthy (INR 8 Crores)

Kkr retained players list 2022

Besides the likes of Shakib al Hasan, KKR went for the Tamil Nadu mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy. After Varun’s one match debut for Punjab in 2019 against KKR, he was picked up by KKR in 2020. Since then the leg spinner has stood up to KKR’s expectations and has been very economical. He has appeared in total 31 IPL matches bagging 36 wickets and scoring 12 runs. The 30year old spinner has represented India in 6 T20Is but could only pick 2 wickets. Varun is a leading wicket taker of Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket. Hence with his several variations in spin, the franchise would like him to pick up more wickets along with Sunil.

1) Andre Russell (INR 12 Crores)

Kkr retained players list 2022

Another overseas player who has become an integral KKR member is the Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell. The dynamic hitter with his IPL debut in 2012 has played 84 matches scoring 1700 runs at a sensational strike rate of 178.57. When given the responsibility with the ball, the right arm fast has crushed 72 wickets. Known for his aggressive batting style and keen interest in hitting huge sixes around the stadium, Andre has played 67 T20Is. With a strike rate of 156 he scored 741 runs in T20Is and took 39 wickets. He has proved his credentials time and again both with bat and ball when the team is need. Being KKR’s primal finisher and a global T2O leagues player, Andre be a major decider of KKR’s future.

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KKR retained players list 2022: name, price, captain and more-

1Andre RussellINR 12 crores84170072
2Varun ChakravarthyINR 8 crores311236
3Venkatesh IyerINR 8 crores103703
4Sunil NarineINR 6 crores134954143
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An ardent spectator and follower of cricket, I am Subhashish Banerjee a second-year Bhawanipur college student pursuing Bachelors in Science with Economics Honours. I firmly believe that the cricket is a game that unites Nations and their people. Besides cricket, I am also inclined towards art and music.

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