IPL Fantasy League Teams Overview – Kolkata Knight Riders

“Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re! Korbo Lorbo Re Jeetbo Re! Jeetbo Re!!” This is the chant you can hear if you reach Eden Garden Stadium on a KKR match day. Hello IPL fantasy league fans!

IPL 2018 has seen Kolkata Knight Riders as the most underrated team, according to the cricket critics. The two times IPL champions are one of the favourites of IPL fantasy cricket fans. KKR is the third team in IPL who has won the tournament trophy more than once.

To the hope of the IPL T20 fantasy cricket fans, KKR has played extraordinarily in the last two IPL tournament editions but has failed to qualify for the finals on both occasions and has to settle for third place.

Eden Gardens is the heart and soul of the team along with JSCA stadium, Ranchi, which has also been embraced as their second home stadium. Bollywood superstar and the owner of Red Chillies Entertainment, Shah Rukh Khan owns the team rights along with Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta.

KKR has always had a huge fan base because of the immense popularity of its owners. Fans have stayed loyal to KKR even after continuous failures and the fighting spirit has been rewarded with glory in IPL T20 cricket game.

Check on a few things about this famous IPL team:

Batsmen: Rinku Singh, Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill

Wicket-keepers: Nikhil Naik, Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Karthik

All-rounders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Joe Denly, Carlos Brathwaite, Shrikanth Mundhe, Nitish Rana and Shivam Mavi

Bowlers: Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Andrich Nortje, Lockie Ferguson, Yarra Prithviraj, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna and Kamlesh Nagarkoti

So how did KKR perform in the past tournaments? Let us take a look:

2008: KKR has reached to the 6th position in league stage at the inaugural edition of IPL

2009: During the second season of the tournament, KKR has reached to 8th position in the league stage

2010: The team again reached to 6th position in league stage during the third edition of the tournament

2011: KKR has lost in the eliminator in the fourth season of IPL tournament

2012: For the first time KKR has been the champions in the fifth season

2013: KKR has reached to the 7th position in league stage in the sixth season of the tournament

2014: KKR has become the champions again for the second time in the seventh season

2015: The team has reached to the 5th position in league stage for the eighth season of IPL

2016: KKR has lost in the eliminator in the ninth season

2017: The team has lost in qualifier 2 in the tenth season of IPL tournament

2018: The team has lost in qualifier 2 in the eleventh season

Batting performance of KKR in IPL Fantasy League T20

KKR has recorded their highest innings totals against KXIP in IPL 2018 as 245/6.

KKR has recorded their lowest innings totals against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2008 as 67 all out.

Gautam Gambhir has scored 3345 runs, the maximum by a KKR player.

Brendan McCullum has scored 158* against RCB in IPL 2008, the highest individual score by a KKR player.

Gautam Gambhir has scored 30 half-centuries, the maximum half-centuries struck by a KKR player.

Robin Uthappa has scored 660 runs IPL 2014, the most runs scored by a KKR player in a single season of the tournament

Bowling performance of KKR in IPL Fantasy League T20

Sunil Narine has taken 130 wickets, the maximum wickets taken by a KKR player.

Narine has taken 5/19 against KXIP in IPL 2012. It is the best performance in bowling by a KKR player.

Again, Sunil Narine records taking 24 wickets in IPL 2012, the maximum wickets were taken by a KKR player.

Fielding performance of KKR in IPL Fantasy League T20

Manoj Tiwary has taken 34 catches, the maximum by a KKR player.

Jacques Kallis has taken 4 catches against Deccan Chargers in IPL 2011, the maximum catches taken by a KKR player in an innings.

Manoj Tiwari has taken 10 catches in IPL 2012 and 2013, the maximum catches taken by a KKR player in a single IPL season.

Wicket keeping performance of KKR in IPL Fantasy League T20

Robin Uthappa has dismissed 52 players (Ct – 27, St – 25), the maximum by a KKR wicket-keeper.

Morne van Wyk has made 4 dismissals against RCB in IPL 2009. Then Brendon McCullum has dismissed 4 players against Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2012 and lastly, Dinesh Karthik has dismissed 4 players against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018. These are the maximum dismissals by the KKR wicketkeepers in an innings of KKR.

Dinesh Karthik has dismissed 18 players (Ct – 14, St – 4) in IPL 2018, the maximum by a KKR wicket-keeper in a single season of the IPL.

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Read More:
1. IPL Fantasy League 2019 – Teams and Players List
2. IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Delhi Capitals
3. IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Kings XI Punjab

IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Kings XI Punjab

Warm greetings to all the IPL fantasy league lovers from 11Wickets! Today we are going to talk about the team of bubbly and Preity actress. What? Have you already guessed? Yes, the team is Kings XI Punjab co-owned by Bollywood Actress, Preity Zinta.

In our previous post we have mentioned about the consistent under-performance of Delhi Capitals. Today you will recall how under-performed Kings XI Punjab has been over the years in IPL. However, all the IPL fantasy cricket lovers who have followed the team all these years know how they have played in 11 editions. Only once the team has been the runners-up.

The team normally plays their home games at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, even though they have played a few of their home games at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.

The top order Indian batsman, Virender Sehwag has led the team in IPL 2008. He has proven to be the iconic cricketer for the team. If he had been continuing his cricket career now, he would have been one of the top priorities for IPL T20 fantasy cricket team makers.

Kings XI Punjab has garnered one of the most loyal fans amongst the IPL T20 cricket games franchises. One of the biggest explanations behind the strong links between the team and the fans is the way the team plays on the field. The team has the tagline ‘Live Punjabi Be Punjabi’. Their playing style reflects the fearless Punjabis.

Let’s move on to know who is in the team for IPL 2019:

Batsmen: Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, David Miller and Mandeep Singh

Wicketkeepers: Simran Singh, N Pooran and Lokesh Rahul

Bowlers: M Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, R Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, HardusVilojen, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye and Ankit Rajpoot

All-Rounders: Harpreet Brar, AgniveshAyachi, D Nalkande, Sam Curran, V Chakaravarthy and Moises Henriques

Take a look at the past performance of Kings XI Punjab:

2008: At the first edition of IPL, Kings XI Punjab has been the semi-finalist of the tournament.

2009: In the second edition of the tournament, the team has reached 5th position in the league stage.

2010: During the third edition of IPL, KXIP has reached 8th position in the league stage.

2011: At the fourth edition, they have reached 5th position in the league stage.

2012: During the fifth edition they have reached 6th position in the league stage.

2013: During the sixth edition of the tournament, KXIP has reached 6th position in the league stage.

2014: For the first time KXIP has become the runners-up in the seventh edition.

2015: In the eighth edition, they have reached 8th position in the league stage.

2016: During the ninth edition, the team has reached 8th position in the league stage.

2017: During the tenth edition, KXIP has reached 5th position in the league stage.

2018: At the eleventh edition, the team has reached 7th position in the league stage.

Batting performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches

KXIP records 232 runs in the tournament as their highest total against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2011.

KXIP records 73 runs in the tournament as their lowest total against Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2017.

Shaun Marsh has scored 2477 runs, highest totals by any KXIP player.

Virender Sehwag has scored 122 runs, highest as an individual for KXIP against CSK in IPL 2014.

KXIP has scored 10 centuries in 11 editions of the tournament. The list has names like David Miller (101*), Chris Gayle (104*), HashimAmla (104* & 104), Adam Gilchrist (106), Mahela Jayawardene (110*), Shaun Marsh (115), Wriddhiman Saha (115*), Paul Valthaty (120*) and Virender Sehwag (122).

Shaun Marsh has scored the highest half-centuries for KXIP, 20 half centuries.

KL Rahul has scored the highest individual runs in a single edition of the tournament in IPL 2018, 659 runs.

Bowling performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches

Piyush Chawla has taken 86 wickets in total, the highest by a KXIP player.

Ankit Rajpoot has taken 5/14against SRH in IPL 2018, the best individual bowling performance, by KXIP player.

2 bowlers from KXIP have taken 5 wickets and they are Dimitri Mascarenhas (5/25) and Ankit Rajpoot (5/14).

Andrew Tye has taken 24 wickets in a single edition of IPL.

Fielding performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches

David Miller has taken 46 catches and records the maximum by any KXIP player.

Again, David Miller has taken 14 catches in alone in IPL 2014

Wicket keeping performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches

Wriddhiman Saha has dismissed 54 players (Ct – 39, St – 15) in total as a wicketkeeper of KXIP.

Adam Gilchrist has dismissed 4 players of CSK in IPL 2012 and Wriddhiman Saha has also dismissed 4 players of RPSG in IPL 2016 & against SRH in IPL 2017.

Wriddhiman Saha has dismissed14players total in IPL 2015.

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Read more:
1. IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Chennai Super Kings
2. IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Delhi Capitals