“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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2. IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Delhi Capitals
3. IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Kings XI Punjab