KKR Squad 2022 | Kolkata Knight riders (KKR) Team 2022 Players list & price details

KKR Players List 2022: Complete Kolkata Knight Riders Squad and Players List for IPL 2022

KKR made some smart investments at the IPL 2022 mega auction in Bengaluru.

Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team 2022 Players List. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Kolkata Knight Riders made up for the loss of their key players to a lot of extent as they welcomed old and new players to their squad at the IPL 2022 mega auction. While KKR bought back the likes of Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins for INR 7.25 crore, middle-order batter Nitish Rana (INR 8 crore) and young pacer Shivam Mavi (INR 7.25 crore) respectively, they also made some smart buys by outbidding the rest of the competitors to lay a solid foundation as the franchise looks to take its legacy forward.

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The two-time winners had retained the Caribbean all-rounder Andre Russell for INR 12 crore, all-rounder as well as explosive opener Venkatesh Iyer for INR eight crores, and mystery spinners Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy for six and eight crores respectively on November 30, 2021, and had a purse of INR 48 crore heading into the IPL 2022 mega auction. They were impressive on the first day itself by ensuring that they had their bases covered.

The former champions roped in India’s limited-overs middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer for a sum of INR 12.25 crore and he still remains their most expensive buy so far this season. The franchise showed immense faith in senior India Test specialist Ajinkya Rahane by bringing him on board for INR 1 crore. They also invested in England’s white-ball specialist Sam Billings by paying him INR 2 crore.  Nonetheless, what really stood out here is that the Kolkata-based franchise showed a lot of courage to buy domestic and uncapped talents, something that has been their tradition for the past few years.

KKR welcomed Saurashtra batter, Sheldon Jackson for INR 60 lakh, budding Rajasthan cricketer Abhijeet Tomar for INR 40 lakh, and, Rajasthan fast bowler, Ashok Sharma, for INR 55 lakh whereas, the players including the likes of Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Baba Indrajith, and, Pratham Singh were bought at their original base price of INR 20 lakh. The Kolkata Knight Riders would now be looking forward to rebuilding their new squad and making a tremendous impact in the 15th edition of the marquee tournament as they eye a third IPL crown after faltering at the final hurdle last year.

KKR Squad 2022, Retained players list, roles & price details:

KKR Retained players:

Player Role Price
Andre Russell All-Rounder ₹12 Crores
Varun Chakravarthy Bowler ₹8 Crores
Venkatesh Iyer All-Rounder ₹8 Crores
Sunil Narine All-Rounder ₹6 Crores

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team 2022 players list:

Player Role Price
Andre Russell All-Rounder 12 Crores
Varun Chakravarthy Bowler 8 Crores
Venkatesh Iyer All-Rounder 8 Crores
Sunil Narine All-Rounder 6 Crores
Pat Cummins All-Rounder 7.25 crore
Shreyas Iyer Batsmen 12.25 crore
Nitish Rana Batsmen 8 crore
Shivam Mavi Bowler 7.25 crore
Sheldon Jackson Batsmen 60 lakh
Ajinkya Rahane Batsmen 1 crore
Rinku Singh Batsmen 55 lakh
Anukul Roy All-Rounder 20 lakh
Rasikh Dar Bowler 20 lakh
Baba Indrajith Batsmen 20 lakh
Chamika Karunaratne Bowler 50 lakh
Abhijeet Tomar Batsmen 40 lakh
Pratham Singh Batsmen 20 lakh
Ashok Sharma Bowler 55 lakh
Sam Billings Batsman/Wicket-keeper 2 crore
Alex Hales Batsmen 1.5 crore
Tim Southee Bowler 1.5 crore
Ramesh Kumar Batsmen 20 lakh
Mohammad Nabi All-Rounder 1 crore
Umesh Yadav Bowler 2 crore
Aman Khan Batsmen 20 lakh