IPL Fantasy Cricket League 2019: KKR Top Players in Each Department

Now is the wait of just 5 days and the 12th season of IPL is going to entertain us for almost 45 days. All the cricket and IPL fantasy cricket fans are ready with their strategies.

One of the popular IPL T20 fantasy teams, Kolkata Knight Riders will have their first match on March 24 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. KKR are only lurking behind Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians when it comes to winning the IPL title because they have lifted the trophy twice while CSK and MI both have won the title three times.

Last season, KKR quite remarkably qualified for the playoffs despite having a weak squad. But this year, they have an actually quite a decent squad and the IPL fantasy league fans will too have. So they are going to surely be looking to get hold of IPL trophy for the 3rd time.

Here, we take a peek at the best player in each department for KKR who are able to play a crucial role in winning the tournament.

Best Pacer -Lockie Ferguson

The exceptionally competent kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson can be the best fast bowler for the team in IPL 2019. Ferguson can regularly bowl over 145 kph and comes with a good bouncer and a yorker that makes him an actually quite a lethal bowler in the shortest form of cricket. He has been in wonderful form lately in international cricket.

Prior to this, Ferguson has played for Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL T20 cricket game 2017 for which he played 4 matches and took 3 wickets.

With KKR lacking any big name in their fast bowling attack, Ferguson is anticipated to be their highly recommended overseas pacer for this season. KKR will have high expectations from the kiwi paceman in IPL 2019.

Best Spinner -Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep is among the very few chinaman bowlers in cricket world right now. His different attack makes it very hard for any batsman to play him and this is why he has been so outstanding lately.

The chinaman spinner is certainly going through his purple patch right now. He has been doing well constantly for the Indian team since his arrival in international cricket. KKR will be anticipating Kuldeep to keep his dream run in IPL 2019 too.

Until now, the 24-year-old has played 31 matches in IPL and has taken 35 wickets in an average of 24.51 and then an economy rate of 8.22 with 20/4 being his best IPL figures.

Best All-rounder – Andre Russell

The hard-hitting Windies all-rounder, Andre Russell is debatably one of the best T20 cricket games all-rounders right now. He has the ability to win matches single-handedly for his team with both ball and bat. The 30-year-old player has been an important part of the Kolkata-based team in the last few seasons.

Russell has turned 50 IPL appearances for KKR till date. He has smashed 890 runs at an average of 26.97 and a fantastic strike rate of 177.29 with 88 as his highest score. In bowling, he has taken 44 wickets with 20/4 being his best.

Andre Russell will surely be probably the most important players for KKR this season of IPL fantasy cricket. It will be interesting to see if he could meet the hopes of his fans and team.

Best Batsman – Dinesh Karthik

In 2018, Karthik was the captain of KKR and this call turned out to be quite beneficial for both KKR and Karthik as captaincy took his game to a completely new level and he led KKR to the playoffs of IPL. He performed persistently over the last season. Last season, he scored 498 runs from 16 matches at an amazing average of 49.80 and a strike rate of 147.77. It turned out one of the best IPL seasons for Dinesh Karthik. KKR will be ready for Karthik to repeat precisely the same this time too.

Thanks for reading! Play IPL fantasy cricket and enjoy!

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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.

Thanks for reading! Play IPL fantasy games and enjoy!

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IPL Fantasy League 2019 – Teams and Players List

IPL packs with talent and thrill! No doubt it is one of the favourites for cricket fans. And there is another thing that IPL brings, which the cricket fans love. It’s IPL fantasy league.

This is the 12th season of the cricketing event. And with its popularity going no less, we are sure of experiencing more fantasy cricket fans this year.

In the 11 tournaments held up till Chennai Super Kings has been the most successful one. Moreover, the team has won 3 IPL tournament trophies including the last one IPL 2018.

We are ready for this exciting extravagant cricket event of India. Are you? IPL T20 cricket game has won the hearts of both, serious cricket fans and casual followers of the game. The fans base is recently increasing more and more. Of course, this year is a special year for the cricket world. With back to back IPL and ICC World Cup, the number will increase more.

We are not talking about the World Cup now. Let’s focus on IPL 2019, which will start soon and get to know the complete squad for each team. Knowing the squad will help you to prepare for your own IPL fantasy league team. We should begin with the previous year’s champion.


Team Coach: Stephen Fleming

Team Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Roster: This is the Chennai team of the league. It is the team of complete talented cricketers from around the world. The team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Last season champion and three times  Take a look at the list other than their skipper. Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav. Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, KM Asif and N Jagadeesan. Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Faf du Plessis, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mitchell Santner, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo and David Willey. Lungi Ngidi, Shane Watson, Mohit Sharma, Imran Tahir and Ruturaj Gaikwad.


Team Coach: Ricky Ponting

Team Captain: Shreyas Iyer

Roster: This team has recently renamed from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals. In this team as well we get some very notable cricketer in the earlier editions and even now. The team’s home ground is Feroz Shah Kotla Ground which is in New Delhi. Take a look at the complete list. Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra and Prithvi Shaw. Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Manjot Kalra, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris and Colin Munro. Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Hanuma Vihari, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh and Sherfane Rutherford. Colin Ingram, Jalaj Saxena, Keemo Paul and Bandaru Ayyappa.


Team Coach: Mike Hesson

Team Captain: Ravichandran Ashwin

Roster: The bubbly girl of Bollywood, Preity Zinta is the co-owner of this team. The Punjab team plays its home matches at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Take a look at the complete list. Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Karun Nair, Andrew Tye, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammad Shami, Sam Curran, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh and Darshan Nalkande. Harpreet Brar, Agnivesh Ayachiand Murugan Ashwin.


Team Coach: Jacques Kallis

Team Captain: Dinesh Karthik

Roster: What to say about KKR? Badshah of Bollywood, King Khan and our beloved, one and only Shah Rukh Khan is the owner of the team. This Kolkata team plays its home games at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Take a look at the complete list. Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana and Chris Lynn. Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nikhil Naik, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj Yarra and Harry Gurney. Shrikant Mudhe and Joe Denly.


Team Coach: Mahela Jayawardene

Team Captain: Rohit Sharma

Roster: This is one team of IPL, looking forward to spread fire in field by their high-voltage performance this season. The team plays its home matches at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Take a look at the complete list. Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Surya Kumar Yadav, Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar and Aditya Tare. Siddhesh Lad, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Kieron Pollard, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga and Jason Behrendorff. Barinder Sran, Anmolpreet Singh, Rasikh Dar, Pankaj Jaiswal, Jayant Yadav and Yuvraj Singh.


Team Coach: Paddy Upton

Team Captain: Ajinkya Rahane

Roster: This is the Jaipur team. The team plays its home matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Take a look at the complete list. Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Aryaman Birla, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, S. Midhun, Dhaval Kulkarni, Stuart Binny and Rahul Tripathi. Mahipal Lomror, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas and Varun Aaron. Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Shubham Ranjane and Manan Vohra.


Team Coach: Daniel Vettori&Gary Kirsten

Team Captain: Virat Kohli

Roster: This is one of the strongest contender of the league. RCB are a franchise cricket team based at Bangalore in Karnataka. It is one of the original eight teams in the IPL. Until now, the team has made three final appearances in the IPL, losing all of them. The team plays its home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Take a look at the complete list. Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Navdeep Saini and Marcus Stoinis. AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme, Gurkeerat Singh, Shimron Hetmyer and Devdutt Padikkal. Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Milind Kumar and Akshdeep Nath


Team Coach: ‎Tom Moody

Team Captain: Kane Williamson

Roster: This team had formed in 2012 after Deccan Chargers had terminated from the league. SRH base at Hyderabad in Telangana. Take a look at the complete list. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma and Abhishek Sharma. Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Billy Stanlake, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan and David Warner. Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow and Martin Guptill

Thanks for reading! Get your IPL T20 fantasy cricket squad ready!

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