Kolkata Knight Riders in 2020

The 2020 season was the 13th season for the Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). They were one of the eight teams that competed in the 2020 Indian Premier League.[1][2] The franchise previously qualified for the IPL playoffs in 2011 and won the tournament in 2012 and 2014.[3][4] The team is being captained by Eoin Morgan with Brendon McCullum as the new team coach. The team finished 5th and could not qualify for the playoffs.

Kolkata Knight Riders
2020 season
CoachBrendon McCullum
CaptainEoin Morgan (8 - 14 matches)
Dinesh Karthik (1 - 7 matches)
Ground(s)Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Most runsShubman Gill (440 Runs)
Most wicketsVarun Chakravarthy (17 Wickets)
Brendon McCullum has been appointed as the head coach of KKR In 2020. This follows the exit of South African's player Jacques Kallis, who had served in that capacity since 2015 for the KKR.

BackgroundEdit

Player retention and transfersEdit

 
In 2020 auction, Pat Cummins has become the most expensive foreign player ever in IPL history.

The Kolkata Knight Riders retained 13 players and released ten players.[5] On 12 September, Ali Khan becomes first USA cricketer to join IPL as replacement for Harry Gurney.[6]

Retained players: Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi.

Released players: Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Yarra Prithviraj, Anrich Nortje.

Traded In: Siddhesh Lad.

AuctionEdit

KKR went into the auction with a budget of 35.65 crores INR. They bought Australian bowler Pat Cummins for 15.50 Cr, which was the highest amount ever for an overseas player at the auction. They also bought England captain Eoin Morgan (for 5.25 Cr), Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton and Chris Green, and 48-year-old leg-spinner Praveen Tambe, who was bought at his base price of INR 20 lakhs.

Players bought: Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Manimaran Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Pravin Tambe.

OffseasonEdit

Brendon McCullum expressed happiness after being appointed KKR's coach, saying it was an honour for him.[7]

On 13 March 2020, the BCCI postponed the tournament until 15 April, in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.[8] After Narendra Modi said that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020,[9] the BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely.[10]

On 24 May, Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju stated that the decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted in 2020 would be made by the Indian government based on "the situation of the pandemic".[11] In June 2020, the BCCI confirmed that their preference was to host the tournament in India, possibly between September and October.[12] On 24 July 2020, it was confirmed that the tournament would start from 19 September 2020.[13]

Australian player Chris Green was banned from bowling in January 2020 for three months, due to an illegal action. He had been bought by Kolkata Knight Riders at a base price of INR 20 lakhs. Whether or not he would participate in the IPL season would depend on the League's Governing Council approval.[14][needs update] A senior BCCI official confirmed that leg-spinner Pravin Tambe would not play in the IPL 2020 since he had played in T10 league.[15]

Team analysisEdit

ESPNcricinfo wrote "Like most teams in the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders also have a great playing XI, which has six bowling options and many impact players. The team has done an excellent job by buying Morgan, Banton and Green. However, Pat Cummins sold for a record amount will also be under pressure to perform well for him. Apart from this, the team has tremendous all-rounders in the form of Narine and Russell. The bowling attack of the team will decide how it performs in 2020."[16]

Gautam Gambhir said on the Star Sports Cricket Live show:

If we look at the team as a whole, there is no alternative to Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan or Sunil Narine. The team has no middle-order batsman when Eoin Morgan gets hurt.[17]

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

On 23 September, Kolkata Knight Riders lost the opening match against Mumbai Indians. Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to field. Rohit Sharma 80 off 54 balls and Suryakumar Yadav 47 off 28 balls, contributed to a score of 195. Chasing a target of 196, the team had lost two wickets in a five overs. Shivam Mavi 9 off 10 balls was stumped on the final ball of the match and Knight Riders could only score 146/9 in 20 overs, losing the match by 49 runs.[18]

Kolkata Knight Riders won their next match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets. Dinesh Karthik lost the toss and was put to field. Manish Pandey scored 51 off 28 balls, helped the Sunrisers finish the innings at 142/4 in 20 overs. Chasing a target of 143, the Knight Had had lost two wickets in a first five overs, but Shubman Gill 70 off 62 balls brilliant inning and their 92-run partnership with Eoin Morgan, helped the Knight Riders to beat the Sunrisers.[19]

On 21 October 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders owned an ignominious record of becoming the team that finished with the lowest total in their allotted 20 overs without getting bowled out in the Indian Premier League against Royal Challengers Bangalore.[20]

After 7 matches in the season, KKR had a change of captain. Dinesh Karthik allegedly stepped down voluntarily as he wanted "to focus on his batting and contributing more to the team’s cause".[21] Eoin Morgan was henceforth appointed as the captain.[22]

The team could win only 3 games in the second half of the league stage[23] and ended up with 14 points.[24] They had 7 wins and 7 losses from their 14 games. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad also ended with 14 points.[24] However, a lower net run rate resulted in KKR being knocked out of the tournament before the playoffs.[25]

Current squadEdit

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Salary
Notes
Batsmen
27 Nitish Rana   (1993-12-27) 27 December 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 3.4 crore (US$477,000)
77 Shubman Gill   (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 1.8 crore (US$252,000)
35 Rinku Singh   (1997-10-12) 12 October 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 80 lakh (US$112,000)
N/A Siddhesh Lad   (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off-break 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000)
16 Eoin Morgan   (1986-09-10) 10 September 1986 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm medium 2020 5.25 crore (US$736,000) Overseas; Captain
52 Rahul Tripathi   (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium 2020 60 lakh (US$84,000)
All-rounders
12 Andre Russell   (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 7 crore (US$981,400.00) Overseas
74 Sunil Narine   (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 8.5 crore (US$1.2 million) Overseas
93 Chris Green   (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off-break 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000) Overseas
Wicket-keepers
19 Dinesh Karthik   (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 7.4 crore (US$1.0 million) Vice-captain
N/A Tim Seifert   (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000) Overseas
18 Tom Banton   (1998-11-11) 11 November 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2020 1 crore (US$140,000) Overseas
7 Nikhil Naik   (1994-11-09) 9 November 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000)
Spin Bowlers
23 Kuldeep Yadav   (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm wrist-spin 2018 5.8 crore (US$813,000)
29 Varun Chakravarthy   (1991-08-29) 29 August 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2020 4 crore (US$560,000)
N/A Manimaran Siddharth   (1998-07-03) 3 July 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000)
Pace Bowlers
5 Kamlesh Nagarkoti   (1999-12-28) 28 December 1999 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2018 3.2 crore (US$449,000)
26 Shivam Mavi   (1998-11-26) 26 November 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 3 crore (US$421,000)
24 Prasidh Krishna   (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 20 lakh (US$28,000)
69 Lockie Ferguson   (1991-06-13) 13 June 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2019 1.6 crore (US$220,000) Overseas
11 Harry Gurney   (1986-10-25) 25 October 1986 (age 34) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2019 75 lakh (US$110,000) Overseas
63 Sandeep Warrier   (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2019 20 lakh (US$28,000)
30 Pat Cummins   (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2020 15.5 crore (US$2.2 million) Overseas
47 Ali Khan   (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000) Overseas

Administration and support staffEdit

Position Name
Owner   Shah Rukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment), Jay Mehta, Juhi Chawla (Mehta Group)
CEO and Managing Director   Venky Mysore
Team manager   Wayne Bentley
Captain   Eoin Morgan
Head coach   Brendon McCullum
Assistant coach   Abhishek Nayar
Bowling coach   Kyle Mills
Mentor   David Hussey
Assistant bowling coach   Omkar Salvi
Fielding coach   James Foster
Strength and Conditioning coach   Chris Donaldson
Head Physiotherapist   Kamlesh Jain
Performance Analyst   AR Srikanth
Source:https://www.kkr.in/players

Kit manufacturers and sponsorsEdit

KitsEdit

SponsorsEdit

Principal Sponsor: MPL

Teams and standingsEdit

Results by matchEdit

Round1234567891011121314
ResultLWWLWWLLWLWLLW
Position85253344444554
Source: Fixtures
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
1 Mumbai Indians (C) 14 9 5 0 18 1.107
2 Delhi Capitals (R) 14 8 6 0 16 −0.109
3 Sunrisers Hyderabad (3rd) 14 7 7 0 14 0.608
4 Royal Challengers Bangalore (4th) 14 7 7 0 14 −0.172
5 Kolkata Knight Riders 14 7 7 0 14 −0.214
6 Kings XI Punjab 14 6 8 0 12 −0.162
7 Chennai Super Kings 14 6 8 0 12 −0.455
8 Rajasthan Royals 14 6 8 0 12 −0.569
Source: IPLT20.com

League stageEdit

23 September 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
195/5 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
146/9 (20 overs)
Rohit Sharma 80 (54)
Shivam Mavi 2/32 (4 overs)
Pat Cummins 33 (12)
James Pattinson 2/25 (4 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 49 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

26 September 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sunrisers Hyderabad
142/4 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
145/3 (18 overs)
Manish Pandey 51 (38)
Andre Russell 1/16 (2 overs)
Shubman Gill 70* (62) 
Rashid Khan 1/25 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti (Kolkata Knight Riders) made his T20 debut.

30 September 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
174/6 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
137/9 (20 overs)
Shubman Gill 47 (34)
Jofra Archer 2/18 (4 overs)
Tom Curran 54* (36)
Kamlesh Nagarkoti 2/13 (2 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 37 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Shivam Mavi (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

3 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Delhi Capitals
228/4 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
210/8 (20 overs)
Shreyas Iyer 88* (38)
Andre Russell 2/29 (4 overs)
Nitish Rana 58 (35)
Anrich Nortje 3/33 (4 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 18 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Vineet Kulkarni (Ind)
Player of the match: Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Capitals)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field.

7 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
167 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
157/5 (20 overs)
Rahul Tripathi 81 (51)
Dwayne Bravo 3/37 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 50 (40)
Andre Russell 1/18 (2 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Rahul Tripathi (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.

10 October 2020
15ː30
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
164/6 (20 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab
162/5 (20 overs)
Dinesh Karthik 58 (29)
Ravi Bishnoi 1/25 (4 overs)
Arshdeep Singh 1/25 (4 overs)
K. L. Rahul 74 (58)
Prasidh Krishna 3/29 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 2 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Ulhas Gandhe (Ind)
Player of the match: Dinesh Karthik (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.

12 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
112/9 (20 overs)
AB de Villiers 73* (33)
Prasidh Krishna 1/42 (4 overs)
Shubman Gill 34 (25)
Chris Morris 2/17 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 82 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Krishnamachari Srinivasan (Ind)
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.

16 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
148/5 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
149/2 (16.5 overs)
Pat Cummins 53* (36)
Rahul Chahar 2/18 (4 overs)
Quinton de Kock 78* (44)
Varun Chakravarthy 1/23 (4 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Quinton de Kock (Mumbai Indians)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.

18 October 2020
15ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
163/5 (20 overs)
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
163/6 (20 overs)
Shubman Gill 36 (37)
T. Natarajan 2/40 (4 overs)
David Warner 47* (33)
Lockie Ferguson 3/15 (4 overs)
Match tied
(Kolkata Knight Riders won the Super Over)

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Pashchim Pathak (Ind) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Lockie Ferguson (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field.
  • Super Over: Sunrisers Hyderabad 2/2 (0.3 overs), Kolkata Knight Riders 3/0 (0.3 overs)
  • David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) became the fastest player to reach 5000 IPL runs (in his 135th innings), and also first overseas player, 4th overall to reach this landmark. [26]

21 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
84/8 (20 overs)
v
Eoin Morgan 30 (34)
Mohammed Siraj 3/8 (4 overs)
Devdutt Padikkal 25 (17)
Lockie Ferguson 1/17 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (Ind) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Mohammed Siraj (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mohammed Siraj (Royal Challengers Bangalore) became the first bowler to bowl two maiden overs in an IPL Match. [27]

24 October 2020
15ː30
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
194/6 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Capitals
135/9 (20 overs)
Nitish Rana 81 (53)
Anrich Nortje 2/27 (4 overs)
Shreyas Iyer 47 (38)
Varun Chakravarthy 5/20 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 59 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Pashchim Pathak (Ind)
Player of the match: Varun Chakravarthy (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field.

26 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
149/9 (20 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab
150/2 (18.5 overs)
Shubman Gill 57 (45)
Mohammed Shami 3/35 (4 overs)
Mandeep Singh 66* (56)
Lockie Ferguson 1/32 (3.5 overs)
Kings XI Punjab won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Chris Gayle (Kings XI Punjab)
  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field.

29 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
172/5 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
178/4 (20 overs)
Nitish Rana 87 (61)
Lungi Ngidi 2/34 (4 overs)
Ruturaj Gaikwad 72 (53)
Varun Chakravarthy 2/20 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • Mumbai Indians qualified for the playoffs as a result of this match.[28]

1 November 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
191/7 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
131/9 (20 overs)
Eoin Morgan 68* (35)
Rahul Tewatia 3/25 (4 overs)
Jos Buttler 35 (22)
Pat Cummins 4/34 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 60 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Nitin Menon (Ind) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Pat Cummins (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rajasthan Royals were eliminated as a result of this match.[29]

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

No. Name Match Inns NO Runs HS Ave. BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s
1 Shubman Gill 14 14 1 440 70* 33.84 373 117.96 0 3 44 9
2 Eoin Morgan 14 14 4 418 68* 41.80 302 138.41 0 1 32 24
3 Nitish Rana 14 14 0 352 87 25.14 254 138.58 0 3 43 12
4 Rahul Tripathi 11 11 1 230 81 23.00 181 127.07 0 1 21 10
5 Dinesh Karthik 14 14 2 169 58 14.08 134 126.11 0 1 20 4
6 Pat Cummins 14 11 4 146 53* 20.85 114 128.07 0 1 9 8
7 Sunil Narine 10 9 0 121 64 13.44 85 142.35 0 0 10 8
8 Andre Russell 10 9 0 117 25 13.00 81 144.44 0 0 9 9
  • Last updated: 4 November 2020
  • Source:iplt20[30]

Most wicketsEdit

No. Name Match Inns Overs Runs Wickets BBI Avg. Econ. SR 4W 5W
1 Varun Chakravarthy 13 13 52 356 17 20/5 20.94 6.84 18.35 0 1
2 Pat Cummins 14 14 52 409 12 34/4 34.08 7.86 26.00 1 0
3 Shivam Mavi 8 8 26 212 9 15/2 23.55 8.15 17.33 0 0
4 Lockie Ferguson 5 5 19.5 148 6 15/3 24.66 7.46 19.83 0 0
5 Andre Russell 10 7 18 175 6 29/2 29.16 9.72 18.00 0 0
6 Sunil Narine 10 10 38 302 5 28/2 60.40 7.94 45.60 0 0
7 Kamlesh Nagarkoti 9 9 26 231 5 13/2 46.20 8.88 31.20 0 0
8 Prasidh Krishna 6 6 17.3 164 4 29/3 41.00 9.37 26.25 0 0
  • Last updated: 4 November 2020
  • Source:iplt20[31]

Awards and achievementsEdit

AwardsEdit

Man of the Match
No. Date Player Opponent Result Contribution Ref.
1 26 September 2020 Shubman Gill Sunrisers Hyderabad Won By 7 wickets 70* (62) [32]
2 30 September 2020 Shivam Mavi Rajasthan Royals Won By 37 runs 2/22 (4 overs) [33]
3 7 October 2020 Rahul Tripathi Chennai Super Kings Won by 10 runs 81 (51) [34]
4 10 October 2020 Dinesh Karthik Kings XI Punjab Won by 2 runs 58 (29) [35]
5 18 October 2020 Lockie Ferguson Sunrisers Hyderabad Won in super over 3/15 (4 overs) [36]
6 24 October 2020 Varun Chakravarthy Delhi Capitals Won by 59 runs 5/20 (4 overs) [37]
7 1 November 2020 Pat Cummins Rajasthan Royals Won by 60 runs 4/34 (4 overs) [38]

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