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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Playing XI for VIVO IPL 2017 - Players list, Team Squad, Opening Batsmen, Middle Order, Bowling lineup, Team News

Looking for playing lineup of Kolkata Knight Riders for VIVO IPL 2017? Then, please read the complete article to get KKR team in tabular format for Indian Premier League 10.  
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are a franchise cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by a well known superstar of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The team is currently captained by Gautam Gambhir and coached by Jacques Kallis, a former player of the team. The home of the Kolkata Knight Riders is Eden Gardens, the largest cricket stadium in India and the third largest in the world by seating capacity.
The Kolkata Knight Riders hold the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s.
Gautam Gambhir led KKR will play their first match against Suresh Raina’s Gujarat lions at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot at 8.00 PM.  Kolkata Knight Riders are two-time Indian Premier League title winners. BCCI announced the official schedule for IPL 2017 on February 15 followed by IPL 2017 auction on February 20 got fans excited for the VIVO IPL 10 match fixtures or roster of  Kolkata Knight Riders.

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2017 Team News :

The 2017  Kolkata Knight Riders team comprises of 9 eminent international players and 22 Indian players.
  • The batting line up comprises of Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Chris Lyn, Shakib Al Hasan and Darren Bravo.
  • Robin Uthappa is the wicket keeper for Kolkata Knight Riders 2017 team squad. Among the bowlers the Kolkata Knight Riders have taken Trent Boult, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav and Rovman Powell who can bowl at good pace. Meanwhile Sunil Narine, Shakib, Piyush and Yusuf are the key spinners in the Knight Riders. The present captain of Kolkata Knight Riders Squad is Gautam Gambhir.

Following is the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2017 Team Squad list:

  • Gautam Gambhir
  • Sunil Narine
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Manish Pandey
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Chris Lynn
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Yusuf Pathan
  • Sheldon Jackson
  • Ankit Singh Rajput
  • Andre Russell
  • Trent Boult
  • Chris Woakes
  • Rishi Dhawan
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • Rovman Powell
  • R Sanjay Yadav
  • Ishank Jaggi
  • Darren Bravo
  • Sayan Ghosh

Opening Batsmen:

Now talking about opening pairs, Kolkata Knight Riders has got an attacking opening pair of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa. Both this great players owns the capability to give a blasting start of an inning. Manish Pandey may also come to bat at the open.

Middle Order:

Kolkata Knight Riders have a stable middle order in which they include some of the top class batsmen. Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Yusuf Pathan and Shakib Al Hasan. However Yusuf and Shakib to play as spin all-rounding options. Ishan Jaggi and Darren Bravo can also get few matches as middle order batsmen in KKR playing XI.

Bowling Lineup:

KKR has got an awesome bowling lineup that includes fast bowlers like Trent Boult, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav and Rovman Powell who can bowl at good pace. Meanwhile Sunil Narine, Shakib, Piyush and Yusuf are the key spinners in the  Kolkata Knight Riders.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11 for IPL 2017 (Expected KKR Playing XI IPL 10):

  • Gautam Gambhir (c)
  • Robin Uthappa (Wicket-Keeper)
  • Chris Lynn
  • Manish Pandey
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Yusuf Pathan
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Sunil Narine
  • Trent Boult
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Rishi Dhawan

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