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The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a franchise cricket team based in Kolkata, India, which plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). They were one of the nine teams that competed in the 2013 Indian Premier League. They were captained by Gautam Gambhir. Kolkata Knight Riders finished 7th in the IPL and did not qualify for the Champions League T20.

Kolkata Knight Riders
2013 season
CoachTrevor Bayliss
CaptainGautam Gambhir
Ground(s)Eden Gardens, Kolkata
IPL7th
CLT20did not qualify
Most runsGautam Gambhir (406)[1]
Most wicketsSunil Narine (22)[2]

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BackgroundEdit

KKR were the defending champions but they had a disappointing IPL season in 2013, as they failed to make the play-offs, losing ten and winning only six out of their sixteen matches. Although the overall performance was disappointing, a few individual performances gained attention, like Sunil Narine who took 22 wickets in 16 matches and Gautam Gambhir who made some good runs. But due to lack of rhythm and perfect combination of players, and bad form of a few players, the KKR could not win few easy matches and ended up 7/9.

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

Season standingsEdit

Kolkata Knight Riders finished 7th in the league stage of IPL 2013.

Team[3] Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Chennai Super Kings (R) 16 11 5 0 22 +0.530
Mumbai Indians (C) 16 11 5 0 22 +0.441
Rajasthan Royals (3) 16 10 6 0 20 +0.322
Sunrisers Hyderabad (4) 16 10 6 0 20 +0.003
Royal Challengers Bangalore 16 9 7 0 18 +0.457
Kings XI Punjab 16 8 8 0 16 +0.226
Kolkata Knight Riders 16 6 10 0 12 −0.065
Pune Warriors India 16 4 12 0 8 −1.006
Delhi Daredevils 16 3 13 0 6 −0.848

Match logEdit

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard link
1 April 3, 2013 Delhi Daredevils Kolkata Won by 6 wickets, MoM -   Sunil Narine 4/13
2 April 8, 2013 Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Lost by 19 runs
3 April 11, 2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru Lost by 8 Wickets
4 April 14, 2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad Kolkata Won by 48 runs, MoM –   Gautam Gambhir 53(45) Score Card
5 April 16, 2013 Kings XI Punjab Mohali Lost by 4 Runs
6 April 20, 2013 Chennai Super Kings Kolkata Lost by 4 Wickets
7 April 24, 2013 Mumbai Indians Kolkata Lost by 5 Wickets
8 April 26, 2013 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Won by 6 Wickets, MoM –   Jacques Kallis 2/14 (4 overs) and 44
9 April 28, 2013 Chennai Super Kings Chennai Lost by 14 runs [4]
10 May 1, 2013 Delhi Daredevils Raipur Lost by 7 wickets [5]
11 May 3, 2013 Rajasthan Royals Kolkata Won by 8 Wickets; MoM –   Yusuf Pathan 49* (35)
12 May 7, 2013 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Lost by 65 Runs
13 May 9, 2013 Pune Warriors India Pune Won By 46 Runs; MoM –   Gautam Gambhir 50(44)
14 May 12, 2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore Ranchi Won By 5 Wickets; MoM –   Jacques Kallis 2/17 (4 overs) and 41(45)
15 May 14, 2013 Pune Warriors India Ranchi Lost by 7 runs
16 May 19, 2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad Lost by 5 Wickets
Overall record of 6 - 10

Failed to make Play-offs, ended 7/9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indian Premier League, 2013/ Records / Most runs". ESPNCricinfo. Archived from the original on 12 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Indian Premier League, 2013/ Records / Most runs". ESPNCricinfo. Archived from the original on 19 September 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Points Table | Indian Premier League 2013 | ESPN Cricinfo". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  4. ^ 38th match: Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Chennai, Apr 28, 2013 | Cricket Scorecard. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved on 23 December 2013.
  5. ^ 44th match: Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders at Raipur, May 1, 2013 | Cricket Scorecard. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved on 23 December 2013.