#Kolkata Knight Riders

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Robin Uthappa has been playing for Kerala in the domestic circuit since the 2019-20 season. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ChennaiIPL)

  • Robin Uthappa enjoyed a dream debut for India in 2006, scoring 86 runs in an ODI against England
  • He was key in Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL-winning season in 2014, scoring 660 runs
  • He is the 9th all-time top-scorer in the IPL, amassing a total of 4,607 runs 

The pacer has appeared in IPL for four franchises over the years. (Photo credit: Instagram/@iamrvk23)

  • R Vinay Kumar picked up a total of 504 wickets in 1389 matches in first class cricket
  • Kumar has played in 31 One Day Internationals, one Test match and nine T20 International matches for India
  • He led Karnataka to two successive Ranji Trophy wins in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015

.Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan will play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 IPL(Photo Credit: Instagram/@sakib75fc)

  • Shakib was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.2 crore
  • It has become common for players to miss international duties to play in the IPL
  • The IPL 2021 is scheduled to be held in April, next year

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
IPL 2021 is scheduled to take place between April 11 and June 6, 2021. (Photo credit: Instagram/@iplt20)

  • Auctions for Indian Premier League 2021 took place on Thursday in Chennai
  • Top performing palyers raked up huge prices in the auctions
  • A total of 57 players were sold in the auction

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Kolkata Knight Riders bought Bangladesh all rounder Shakib al Hasan for Rs 2 crore in IPL 2021 auction. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@KKRiders)

  • Jahnavi Mehta said Shakib al Hasan has been a lucky charm for KKR
  • She also said their strategy for this auction was about 'fine tuning"
  • "Shah Rukh Khan's advice was just to go and get who you want," she said

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Rahul Tripathi remains one of the strong links of KKR. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Kolkata Knight Riders have won the IPL title twice
  • Eoin Morgan was handed the captaincy role in 2020
  • KKR has a maximum of eight slots to fill

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Jahnavi Mehta, at 16, became the youngest IPL bidder in 2018. (Photo credit: Twitter/@KKRiders)

  • Jahnavi Mehta made her bidding debut in 2018
  • Now 19, Jahnavi Mehta sat at the KKR table in 2018 and played her part in the bidding process
  • KKR will go in the auction with a purse of Rs.10.75 crore

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The IPL auction is about fairytales, surprises, narratives and redemption. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@IPL)

  • The IPL 2021 Auction will take place on February 18 in Chennai
  • Punjab Kings will enter the auction with the largest pursue
  • A grand total of 292 cricketers is set to go under the hammer

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Delhi Capitals have the lowest purse of Rs 9 crore to spend.(Photo Credit: Twitter/@IPL)

  • Chennai Super Kings have a purse of Rs 22.9 crore to spend
  • Kings XI Punjab can use can use Rs 53.2 crore
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad have retained most of their players and will have Rs 10.75 crore to spend

The mini auction for the upcoming Indian Premier League will be held on February 18 in Chennai. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@IPL)

  • A total of 1,114 players had registered for the upcoming auction
  • The final list includes 164 Indian and 125 overseas players, including three from associate nations
  • The eight franchises have 61 slots to fill, with Royal Challengers Bangalore having the highest number of vacancies with 13