Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Auction 2023: Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders went into the Auction with a total remaining purse of Rs 7.05 crore. They had 11 slots to fill, but ended up buying 8 players at the auction.
Kolkata’s standout buy was in-form domestic batter N Jagadeesan who smashed 277 runs in a List A game for Tamil Nadu. He was bought for mere Rs 90 Lakh. KKR focused more on domestic talent, but also had some made some cheap picks at the auction. Their standout overseas pick was Bangladesh Test skipper Shakib Al Hasan.
Here’s the list of players bought at the IPL 2023 mini auction
KKR Auction Buys: N. Jagadeesan (INR 90 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (INR 60 lakh), Suyash Sharma (INR 20 lakh), David Wiese (INR 1 crore), Kulwant Khejroliya (INR 20 lakh), Litton Das (INR 50 lakh), Mandeep Singh (INR 50 lakh), Shakib Al Hasan (INR 1.5 crore).
KKR Full IPL Squad 2023: Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, N. Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Shakib Al Hasan.
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