IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders Retained Players, Released Players, & Purse Remaining ahead of Mini Auction

Here's the Kolkata Knight Riders' list of retained and released players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction.

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IPL 2024: KKR Retained Players & Released Players - Updated
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Ahead of the upcoming mini-auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders have taken some bold decisions and released the likes of Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson among many others. A change in the team dynamics was expected ever since the two-time champions appointed Gautam Gambhir as their mentor for the upcoming season.

Gambhir helped Kolkata win the championship in 2012 and 2014 and has been extremely successful during his time as a mentor of Lucknow Super Giants. He now has a difficult job in hand as KKR are looking to rebuild their squad in order to compete at the elite level once again.

Meanwhile, KKR have a strong core Indian group, which will play a big part in their success in IPL 2024. Shreyas Iyer will be returning as the leader of the pack, while Rinku Singh will have a lot of responsibilities, after his recent heroics. Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer will complete the middle order, which looks absolutely stacked at the moment.

They need some quality pacers in the auction. After releasing the likes of Ferguson and Tim Southee, they have the money to invest in pacers as that’s one area that KKR lacks at the moment. They have top-quality spinners in the form of Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma and Varun Chakravarthy and thus, pacers are what they lack.

Notably, the IPL auction is slated to take place on November 19 in Dubai. 

Check Here: IPL 2024 Auction

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 2024 Retained Players

Shreyas Iyer Batter 12.25 crore
Nitish Rana All-rounder 8 crore
Rinku Singh Batter 55 lakh
Venkatesh Iyer All-rounder 8 crore
Sunil Narine All-rounder 6 crore
Varun Chakravarthy Bowler 8 crore
Suyash Sharma Bowler 20 lakh
Andre Russell All-rounder 12 crore
Jason Roy Batter 2.8 crore
Anukul Roy Spinner 20 lakh
Vaibhav Arora Bowler 60 lakh
Rahmanullah Gurbaz Wicket-keeper 50 lakh
Harshit Rana Bowler 20 lakh

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 2024 Released Players

Player Role
Tim Southee Bowler
Lockie Ferguson Bowler
Litton Das Wicket-keeper batter
Kulwant Khejroliya Bowler
Shakib Al Hasan All-rounder
Umesh Yadav Bowler
Mandeep Singh Batter
Narayan Jagadeesan Wicket-keeper batter
David Weise All-rounder
Johnson Charles Wicket-keeper batter
Aarya Desai Bowler
Shardul Thakur All-rounder

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Purse Remaining IPL Auction 2024

INR 32.7 Crore

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