IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders – Statistical Preview

IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders – Statistical Preview

Here we look at all the records and stats related to Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.

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Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Kolkata Knight Riders are one of the three teams in Indian Premier League history to win the title twice in the 9 editions of the tournament so far. After a few dismal performances in the earlier seasons, KKR excelled under Gautam Gambhir along with the likes of Yusuf, Narine, Uthappa, Manish and many other T20 specialists to become one of the most successful teams in the league.

Here we look at all the records and stats related to Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL:

1 – Kolkata Knight Riders are the only team in IPL to field in with a player in XI from all the 10 full-member nations. They have fielded with Ryan Ten Doeschate of Netherlands as well.

2 – Number of times Kolkata Knight Riders featured in a Super Over in IPL, both time against Rajasthan Royals: in 2009 and 2014. They lost on both the occasions.

2 – Number of times Kolkata Knight Riders have conceded 200+ totals in IPL, the fewest among the teams which have featured in over 100 IPL games.

4 – Number of players among Kolkata Knight Riders squad with 120+ appearances in IPL. There only 8 other players who have featured in 120 or more games in IPL.

10 – Number of consecutive games Kolkata Knight Riders have won in IPL between 2014 and 2015 season, the longest winning streak for any team in IPL history so far.

12 – Number of ducks Gautam Gambhir has recorded in IPL so far, the joint most ducks for any player in IPL history.

13 – Number of matches Kolkata Knight Riders have won over Kings XI Punjab in IPL so far, the joint most wins for any team against a team in IPL.

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83 – Number of players featured in the XI at least once for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL, the fewest among the 6 teams who are going to feature in the 10th season of IPL.

92 – Number of matches Kolkata Knight Riders has played in IPL since 2011. Gautam Gambhir featured in all the 92 games as a captain.

158* – Brendon McCullum’s 158* in the inaugural IPL game is the only century recorded for the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL so far.